Admission Requirements

An applicant to the doctor of nursing program must be a registered nurse or NCLEX eligible nurse and have a bachelor's degree in nursing or another field. The desired candidate will have obtained an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0. Additionally, applicants to the program must also have a master's degree in a relevant field.

A complete application consists of the following:

  • an application form
  • application fee
  • two letters of recommendation
  • proof of an active registered nurse (RN) license
  • a current resume or curriculum vitae
  • transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • personal statement - The personal statement allows you the opportunity to provide us with information about yourself that does not appear on your resume. Please describe your professional goals and motivations.
  • verification from your prior master's program indicating the total number of supervised field work hours that you completed as a part of that program. Download the form (PDF)
  • a minimum of 1,000 hours of field work observation - Up to 500 hours can be included from the applicant's master's degree. If additional hours are needed, applicants may register for an additional two credit course (NUR 621 - Post-Master's Additional Graduate Clinical) to gain the additional field work observation needed.
  • completed background check (directions for completing your background check are below)

Background check directions:

  1. Visit the Application Station website
  2. Enter QUINCBCNURSE in the Application Station Code field.
  3. Click the "Sign Up Now" button to create an account.
  4. Follow the instructions on the Application Station website.

The cost is $60 ($129 for applicants from New York). The background check will include:

  • Social security number validation/verification
  • Criminal record searches (statewide, county and federal searches)
  • National criminal database search
  • Sex offender registry search
  • Sanctions based search

Note: For those students interested in the Nurse Anesthesia track, additional admissions requirements can be found here.