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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
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: Test of Spoken English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the institutional version of the Test of Spoken English (TSE)
  • Resume
  • Personal statement
  • Three professional references
  • Interview
  • Work history (FNP 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)

 Currently, the AGACNP program is accepting Texas residents only. 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 with a focus in advanced practice nursing or administration leadership from an accredited school or university (for nurse administrator roles, additional courses required if the degree is not in nursing)
  • 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: Test of Spoken English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the institutional version of the Test of Spoken English (TSE)
  • 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 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: Test of Spoken English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the institutional version of the Test of Spoken English (TSE)
  • 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.