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Graduate Nursing Admission

Application Deadlines

ProgramProgram StartApplication Open DateApplication Deadline
BSN to DNP FNP/CNSSummer semesterAugust 15January 15
BSN to DNP AGACNPSummer semesterAugust 15January 15
BSN to DNP PMHNPSummer SemesterAugust 15January 15
Post-Master's DNPSummer SemesterAugust 15March 1
MSNSpring semesterFebruary 2August 15
MSNSummer semesterAugust 15January 15
Post-Graduate CertificateSpring semesterFebruary 2August 15
Post-Graduate CertificateSummer semesterAugust 15January 15

 

BSN to DNP Admission Requirements

  • Completed online application
  • BSN from an accredited school or university
  • Current unencumbered licensure in the state of Texas or the state in which practicum coursework will occur
  • Current CPR certification and immunizations
  • One official transcript from all colleges or universities attended
  • Preferred cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a four-point scale)
  • International transcripts should be sent with an evaluation from a transcript credentialing service.
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language: a score of at least 600 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and a score of 6 on the institutional version of the Tes of Spoken English (TSE) within the past two years.
  • Resume
  • Personal statement
  • Three professional references
  • Interview
  • Work history:
    • FNP, PMHNP, and CNS: preferred work history that includes one year of full-time experience or its equivalent as a registered nurse
    • AGACNP: two years of full-time experience or its equivalent as a registered nurse in an acute care setting

 All submitted materials become the property of TCU. Satisfactory completion of a drug screen and background check will be required prior to beginning practicum hours. If accepted, a $250 non-refundable deposit is due with your letter of intent to hold your position. 

 

Post-Master’s DNP Admission Requirements

  • Completed online application
  • Master’s degree in nursing or related field from an accredited school or university. (For applicants whose Master’s is NOT in nursing administration or advanced practice, additional course work may be required based on a gap analysis of his/her previous educational preparation.)  All applicants must hold a BSN in addition to a Master’s degree.
  • Current unencumbered licensure in the state of Texas or the state in which practicum coursework will occur
  • One official transcript from all colleges or universities attended
  • Preferred cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a four-point scale)
  • International transcripts should be sent with an evaluation from a transcript credentialing service.
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language: a score of at least 600 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and a score of 6 on the institutional version of the Tes of Spoken English (TSE) within the past two years.
  • Resume
  • Personal statement
  • Three professional references
  • Interview
  • Priority consideration is given to applicants with at least two years’ experience in the post master’s role
  • Advanced practice: current recognition as an advanced practice nurse by the state board of nursing in a state where the role is recognized.
  • Nursing administration and leadership: national certification in administration is preferred.

All submitted materials become the property of TCU. Satisfactory completion of a drug screen and background check will be required prior to beginning practicum hours. If accepted, a $250 non-refundable deposit is due with your letter of intent to hold your position. 

 

MSN Admission Requirements

  • Completed online application
  • BSN from an accredited school or university
  • Current unencumbered licensure in the state of Texas or the state in which practicum coursework will occur
  • Current CPR certification and immunizations
  • One official transcript from all colleges or universities attended
  • Preferred cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a four-point scale)
  • International transcripts should be sent with an evaluation from a transcript credentialing service.
  • Preferred work history that includes one year of full-time experience or its equivalent as a registered nurse
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language: a score of at least 600 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and a score of 6 on the institutional version of the Tes of Spoken English (TSE) within the past two years.
  • Resume
  • Personal statement
  • Three professional references

All submitted materials become the property of TCU. Satisfactory completion of a drug screen and background check will be required prior to beginning practicum hours. If accepted, a $300 writing course fee is due with your letter of intent to hold your position.