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DNP Admissions

Our Doctor of Nursing Practice for Nurse Anesthetists (DNP-NA) is the first of its kind to be offered by an Ivy League university and replaces our 24-month nurse anesthesia master’s degree program.

The DNP-NA program starts summer session. Applications for summer 2018 are accepted on a rolling basis.

Application requirements

A complete application includes the following:

  • $80 non-refundable application fee
  • Completed online application
  • Official transcripts: from accredited BSN program and all undergraduate and graduate schools attended (send via mail/email, addresses listed below); unofficial transcripts may be uploaded for review purposes—please note: official transcripts can take up to six weeks to arrive at the School of Nursing after the initial request
  • Verification that you’ve completed the requisite statistics class
  • GRE scores and waiver eligibility: DNP-NA applicants who have completed their BSN program in the United States with a GPA of 3.2 or greater on a 4.0 scale are eligible to have the GRE requirement waived. Otherwise, official GRE scores completed within the last five (5) years must be submitted—please note: competitive applicants are expected to score in the 50th percentile on both the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE and 4.0 on the analytical writing section (submit scores to Institution Code 2926 or 2911)
  • Three letters of recommendation: from the following sources: academic, employer, and professional; all letters of recommendation must be submitted online, without exception, through the online application
  • Responses to essay questions
  • Copy of your active RN license(s): all master’s students are required to have an active Registered Nursing License(s), as progression into the clinical component requires an active Pennsylvania Registered Nursing License, and as specified by individual programs in Delaware (compact state) and New Jersey
  • Interview: we will contact you if you qualify for this step in the application process

Mailing address

Application materials not submitted electronically can be sent to:

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
 418 Curie Blvd
 Philadelphia, PA 19104-4217
 Attention: Office of Enrollment Managem ent

Electronic transcripts should be sent to admissions@nursing.upenn.edu.