DNP Post-Masters Online Program (MSN to DNP)


Program Admission Requirements

Prerequisites for enrolling in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Herzing University include:

  • Unencumbered RN license
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • A master’s degree in nursing (MSN, MN) from a program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Nursing Education (ACEN), the Commission on Collegiate Education in Nursing (CCNE), and/or the National Commission for the League of Nursing for accreditation of nursing educationI
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)ii
  • Background check required/clinical compliance on admission
  • No GRE required

I. Mastery must include preparation for an advanced practice nursing specialty (eg, nurse educator, nursing administration, etc.) or an advanced practice nursing role (NP, CNS, CRNA, CMN). If master’s degree does not include preparation for an advanced practice nursing specialty or advanced practice nursing role, completion of an accredited postgraduate certification program in an advanced practice nursing specialty or nursing role advanced practice nurse is required prior to admission.

ii. Your resume/summary should include: focus/subject for your DNP project, site for your DNP project (ideas on what and where to do the project), years of hands-on experience, community service, references, and experience with any of the following such as diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, social determinants of health initiatives, population health initiatives, health-focused partnerships with industry, academia or local government, research or research translation, quality and safety initiatives, leadership in complex health care systems, health information technology/advocacy and/or policy development.

States eligible for registration: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota , Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

Karen O. Fielding