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Nursing - Collaborative Doctor of Nursing Practice

We are pleased with your interest in our graduate program. Before you continue with the electronic application for admission, we wish to ensure that you are familiar with the minimum requirements for admission to graduate degree study in Nursing. It is important to recognize that although satisfaction of these basic requirements does not guarantee graduate admission, failure to satisfy these requirements may lead to automatic denial of admission.

The admission requirements are as follows:

  • Earned master’s degree in nursing with a minimum grade of 3.0/4.0 in any master’s-level courses taken, based on official transcripts
  • Successful completion of upper level statistics course within past 5 years or concurrent enrollment in a pre-approved course during the first CDNP semester
  • Minimum TOEFL score of 550 written or 77 web-based for international students
  • Current licensure as a registered nurse (RN)

Supporting Documents: Additional documents are required to support the application. Supporting documents should be uploaded to the online application or mailed directly to the graduate program to which you are applying, as directed below. Click the links below for details. Supporting documents include the following, unless specific instructions are noted in the requirements sections of this page:

  • The Graduate School Application Form. This is to be completed on-line at the Graduate School Web site: http://www.gradschool.purdue.edu/admissions/.
  • Transcripts
  • GRE Test - not required
  • English Proficiency
  • Recommendation letters - Three letters of recommendation evaluating your scholarly potential.  One should be from a clinical advisor or supervisor, one from an academic advisor or faculty member, and one from a nursing peer.
  • Statement of Purpose - A 300-500 word essay, which addresses your reasons for pursuing the Doctor of Nursing Practice, career goals, and practice interests.
  • A curriculum vita or resume
  • A copy of your current registered nurse license

Application Deadlines:  Applications and all supporting documentation must be received on or before the deadlines listed below:

Fall Spring Summer
U.S. Citizen June 1 No Entry No Entry
International June 1 No Entry No Entry

 

Completing the Application:

Submit a statement of 300-350 words concerning your purpose of pursuing graduate essay which addresses the following topics:

  1. Your reasons for pursuing this graduate degree.
  2. Your career goals and professional plans.
Contact Information Send Supporting Documents To: (In order to expedite the processing of your application, we ask that you submit all supporting documents in one large envelope.)
Web Sites of Interest
Name: Ms. Sydney Miracle
Phone: (260) 481-6189
E-mail: miracles@ipfw.edu

Office of Graduate Studies
IPFW, Kettler Hall, Room 258
2101 East Coliseum Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
USA

Certificate Program Basic Requirements

The Certificate Program is not accepting applications at this time.

  • Minimum of a diploma in nursing
  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    3.0 or equivalent required

International Applicant Requirements:

  • Minimum of a diploma in nursing
  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    3.0 or equivalent required
  • TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers:
    Minimum Paper-Based Test (PBT) Score Required: 550
    Minimum Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score Required: 77
    With the following minimum section requirements:
    Reading: 19
    Listening: 14
    Speaking: 18
    Writing: 18
  • IELTS (Academic Module):
    An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 6.5 or higher will be accepted
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic Module):
    An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 58 or higher will be accepted

Master's Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    3.0 or equivalent required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
    May be required if GPA is below 3.0 -- no minimum score set.
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree With a Major in Nursing
    Degree must be from a school/department/college of nursing
    that is accredited by the ACEN and/or CCNE
  •  Need to be licensed as an RN in the state where they do clinicials
  • 300-level undergraduate research and statistics within the last five years.

International Applicant Requirements: 

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    3.0 or equivalent required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
    May be required if GPA is below 3.0 -- no minimum score set.
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree With a Major in Nursing
    Degree must be from a school/department/college of nursing
    that is accredited by the NLN and/or CCNE
  • Indiana Registered Nurse license
  • TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers:
    Minimum Paper-Based Test (PBT) Score Required: 550
    Minimum Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score Required: 77
    With the following minimum section requirements:
    Reading: 19
    Listening: 14
    Speaking: 18
    Writing: 18
  • IELTS (Academic Module):
    An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 6.5 or higher will be accepted
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic Module):
    An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 58 or higher will be accepted
  • TWE for Non-Native English Speakers:
    Not required, but recommended

If you do not meet the basic requirements described above, please do not submit an electronic application until you have contacted our graduate program staff.

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