Requirements for Full Admission to the Doctor of Nursing Practice 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:
- Completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited nursing program.
- Completion of bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
- GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
- Successful completion with a grade of C (2.0) or better of undergraduate coursework in
statistics, nursing research, and health assessment.
- Three completed recommendation forms, including one relative to clinical performance, one relative to academic ability and one other.
- A curriculum vitae.
- A health record form including proof of personal health insurance and an annual Tuberculin Skin Test Reporting Form.
- Photocopy of current licensure as a registered nurse.
- Photocopy of current CPR or BLS certification.
- A statement of goals for graduate education and subsequent career plans.
- Documentation of a minimum TOEFL PBT score of 550 or IBT score of 80 if English is not a first language.
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.
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.