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.
- 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 3.25 on a 4.00 scale.
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.
Documentation of a minimum TOEFL score of 550 if English is not a first language.
All above materials must be received by June 1.
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. Advanced practice coursework in designated specialties may qualify for Credit for Learning Experience (CLE).
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.