Application Requirements

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)


Applications can be submitted through Regis University or NursingCAS. The application requirements are the same regardless of which application you utilize to apply.  If utilizing the Regis Application all documents are submitted directly to Regis University.  If utilizing the NursingCAS application, all documents are submitted directly to NursingCAS.    

The DNP program has a competitive admissions process where students are selected based on a number of factors, including cumulative GPA, current resume, three recommendation forms, and the personal statement. A personal interview may be required.

Application Requirements 

  • Submit a completed online application.
  • Request official transcripts from all post-secondary educational institutions attended. Transcripts must be official. Official transcripts can be mailed or sent electronically. Regis accepts electronic transcripts from the following services: Scrip-Safe, Docufide, Avow Systems.
    • Submit mailed transcripts to:
      Regis University
      Office of Admissions
      3333 Regis Boulevard 
      Mail Code: A-12 
      Denver, CO 80221-1099
    • Submit electronic transcripts to sendtranscripttoRU@regis.edu.
  • Submit a two-page typewritten personal statement (double-spaced) that addresses the essay question in the application. Instructions are given when you reach the essay portion of the online application.
  • Submit three recommendation forms. Select professional and/or academic references who can address your academic, professional and leadership potential. One recommendation must come from your current employer or supervisor.
  • Submit a current resume including all professional and volunteer experience with emphasis on leadership roles, experience in primary and acute clinical care, and service to underserved and underrepresented populations.
  • A personal interview may be required.
  • Direct all written materials and inquiries to:
    Regis University
    Office of Admissions
    3333 Regis Blvd.
    Mail Code A-12
    Denver, CO 80221-1099
    Phone: 303.458.4344 or 800.944.7667
    Fax: 303.964.5534
    Email: healthcare@regis.edu

Materials in support of an application for admission become the property of Regis University and will not be provided or returned to an applicant.

Eligibility

  • A nursing graduate degree from a NLN or AACN-CCNE accredited program, offered at a regionally accredited school.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale in all graduate level coursework.
  • A grade of "B" or better in all graduate nursing courses. 
  • An active, unrestricted or unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license in the state in which your clinical/practicum experience will be completed.
  • Eligibility for this program is pending the successful completion of a drug screening and a criminal background check. For a complete list of Disqualifying Offenses, click here.
  • A complete health assessment and physical examination record indicating that the student is physically able to meet the objectives of the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree and is appropriately immunized is required after admission to the program.
  • If English is not your native/first language, you must meet either of the following language proficiency requirements:
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) – Internet-based: Minimum score of 82 (24 Writing, 20 Speaking, 22 Reading, 16 Listening), Computer-based: Minimum score of 213. Regis University's TOEFL code is 4656.
    • Applicants that have successfully completed an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited US institution do not need to provide a TOEFL score.

 

Admission Criteria

The DNP program has a competitive admissions process where students are selected based on a number of factors, including cumulative GPA, current resume, three recommendation forms, and the personal statement. Academic performance is weighted more heavily than the other criteria.

Admission to Regis University does not guarantee professional licensure. To learn more about licensure requirements, see Disqualifying Offenses and Eligibility of Licensure Notification.

 


 

Program Exceptions and Residency Requirements

Due to regulatory requirements in the states listed below, Regis University’s Loretto Heights School of Nursing is unable to accept or enroll students who intend to reside and/or do clinical in any of these states while pursuing RN-BSN, MS Nursing, Post-Graduate Certificate, or DNP education through any of our distance learning formats. View the State Authorization page for more information.

Louisiana | New York | North Dakota | Oregon (APRN only)