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Admission Requirements

Please review the information below to learn more about the application requirements in order to be considered for admission into the Doctor of Nursing Practice program. If you have any questions please call us at 951-343-4535.

Application Requirements

The following are required for your application to the Doctor of Nursing Practice program

  • Completion of a Master's Degree
    • A Master's Degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution or evaluated equivalency of a Master's Degree from a regionally accredited institution is required. 
    • Applicants with a Master's Degree in another discipline may be evaluated for admission on an individual basis.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 for unconditional admission and a minimum 3.0 GPA for conditional admission
  • Prerequisites: All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or higher
    • Microsoft Office Competency
    • Statistics
    • Research
  • Current California RN license
  • Certification as an advanced practice nurse (preferred; if applicable)
  • Interview with School of Nursing
  • Meeting with program advisor for initial project identification
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores if needed
  • Clearances
    • CPR Certification
    • Background Check Clearance
    • Health Clearance
    • Drug Testing
    • Proof of Health Insurance
    • Proof of Motor Vehicle Insurance 
  • Online DNP Application via www.nursingcas.org including the following:
    • Completion of NursingCAS requirements (personal information, academic history, and supporting information)
    • Submission of official transcripts from all post-secondary schools
    • Prerequisite coursework entry
    • Copy of RN License
    • Supplemental questions
    • Three references
      • One personal
      • One academic
      • One employer
    • Written Statement about potential project, including:
      • Identify a problem that requires a system change relevant to emerging healthcare issues
      • Reason for interest in this topic and need for this change
      • How this problem is applicable to the DNP-prepared health care provider
      • How will having a doctoral education be integrated interpersonal professional goals
      • Reasons for choosing California Baptist University
    • Professional resume or Curriculum Vitae, including:
      • Work experience
      • Educational, leadership, and professional organization activities
      • Scholarly activities
    • Writing sample – either publication or MSN coursework
    • Application Fee

Prerequisite Courses

  • The following prerequisite courses are required:
    • Microsoft Office Competency
    • Approved Statistics course
    • Approved Research course