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DNP Admissions

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program offers two concentrations: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care and Family-Individual Across the Lifespan.  Both concentrations prepare graduates to provide primary care to individuals.

The Nursing Department is proud to offer our graduate nursing student with several internal (Temple sponsored) scholarship opportunities. For more information on scholarship opportunities please contact Dolores Zygmont at zygmont@temple.edu

Applying to this program

  • Deadline: Fall – February 15. Spring – October 15
  • Temple University Supplemental Application: Required. Applicants must submit the documents no later than the deadline day. Required documents must be sent to the CPH Department of Nursing Academic Coordinator (505 Jones Hall, 3307 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140):
  • GRE/MAT: Required;  GRE/MAT is required for those who enter post-B.S.N. Scores are expected to be at or above the 50th percentile. To qualify for a waiver of the GRE or MAT requirement, the applicant must have either an: undergraduate GPA greater than 3.00, cumulative GPA of at least 3.50 in three graduate core courses if BSN GPA is less than or equal to 3.49, or graduate degree.
  • TOEFL: Required; minimum score needed 100 iBT or 600 PBT
  • College level transcripts: Required
  • References:  Required; two, professional/academic with original signatures on professional letterhead. View the guidelines for letters of recommendation.
  • Resume: Required
  • Statement of Goals: Required; brief composition is found within the online application and must contain 500-1,000 words
  • Interview: Required; conducted by the graduate nursing faculty, will be scheduled only when all required materials have been submitted by the applicant and reviewed by the Academic Coordinator

Other information 

  • Process for Enrolling as a Non-Degree Seeking Student in the DNP Program: If an applicant is interested in starting the program as a non-degree seeking student, they must contact the Academic Coordinator (TUnurse@temple.edu). Applicants must submit official copies of all college-level work, and submit a copy of their RN license.
  • For applicants to the Post-MSN DNP Program, in addition to the above, the following requirements also apply: current State Board of Nursing license as an Advanced Practice Nurse and current national certification as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), including nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists, clinical nurse specialists, and certified nurse midwives.