18 Month DNP Bridge Program
A student must submit the following to Graduate Studies Office, 1550 Clarke Drive, Dubuque, Iowa 52001:
- A completed graduate application form. Complete the online application form now, or print and complete the form and mail with application fee.
- A $35 application fee (waived for Clarke University graduates). Please make checks payable to Clarke University. If paying with credit card, please call (563)588-6635 with your credit card number and expiration date.
- Official academic transcripts. These transcripts must document:
Successful completion a statistics courses with a grade of C (2.0) or better.
Three completed recommendation forms, including two relative to clinical performance and one relative to academic ability.
A Curriculum vitae or resume.
A statement of goals for doctoral education and subsequent career plans.
A sample of scholarly writing.
A health record form including proof of personal health insurance and an annual Tuberculin Skin Test Reporting Form.
Photocopy of current professional license/s.
Photocopy of current CPR or BLS certification.
If English is not first language, documentation of a minimum TOEFL PBT score of 550 or IBT of 80.
- Completion of bachelor’s degree from an accredited nursing program in an accredited college or university with a GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale
- Completion of master’s degree from an accredited nursing program in an accredited college or university with a GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
The applicant must complete an interview prior to acceptance. Ordinarily this interview is scheduled when all materials and documents have been received.
Students must submit a $300 non-refundable confirmation deposit within time-line designated in the official letter of acceptance. Failure to meet this timeline may result in losing one’s place in the cohort. Once acceptance is confirmed and deposit received, a degree plan is placed in the student’s file.
Applicants for MSN to DNP must possess current certification as advanced registered nurse practitioner in a designated specialty.
TRANSFER OF GRADUATE COURSES
Students may transfer up to 6 credits of graduate study in this field with an earned 3.00 or higher (on a 4.00 scale) in each course from another accredited graduate program. Acceptance of transfer credit must be documented prior to matriculation.