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Graduate Nursing Admission

Application Deadlines

ProgramProgram StartApplication OpensApplication Deadline
BSN to DNP AGACNPSpring admissionMay 1September 30
Fall admissionJanuary 1April 15
BSN to DNP CNSSoring admissionMay 1September 30
Fall admissionJanuary 1April 15
BSN to DNP FNPSpring admissionMay 1September 30
Fall admissionJanuary 1April 15
BSN to DNP PMHNPSpring admissionMay 1September 30
Fall admissionJanuary 1April 15
Executive Nurse & Leadership DNP (PM-DNP)Spring admissionMay 1September 30
Fall admissionJanuary 1April 15
MSNSpring admissionMay 1September 30
Fall admissionJanuary 1April 15
Post-Graduate CertificateFall admissionJanuary 1April 15

BSN to DNP Admission Requirements

  • Completed online application that includes:
    • One official transcript from all colleges and universities attended with a preferred cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) from the baccalaureate nursing program. (International transcripts should be sent with an evaluation from a transcript credentialing service.)
    • Resume or curriculum vita
    • Personal statement-should demonstrate written communication skills, not be more than 2 pages double spaced and should address 1) specific personal, academic and/or professional strengths and/or accomplishments and how these qualify you as a strong candidate for the DNP program, 2) why you are interested in a clinical doctorate from TCU, and 3) an overview of your proposed area of interest for your final scholarly project.
    • Three professional references (should be from a supervisor, previous faculty, or other professional references)
  • 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
  • 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 Test of Spoken English (TSE) within the past two years.
  • Satisfactory completion of an 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 ED or critical 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. 

Executive Nurse Leadership & Practice DNP (MSN to DNP) Admission Requirements

  • Completed online application that includes:
    • One official transcript from all colleges and universities attended (International transcripts should be sent with an evaluation from a transcript credentialing service)
    • Resume or curriculum vita
    • Personal statement-should demonstrate written communication skills, not be more than 2 pages double spaced and should address 1) specific personal, academic and/or professional strengths and/or accomplishments and how these qualify you as a strong candidate for the DNP program, 2) why you are interested in a doctorate from TCU, 3) an overview of your proposed area of interest for your final scholarly project.
    • Three professional references (should be from a supervisor, previous faculty, or other professional references)
  • Master’s degree in nursing or related field from an accredited school or university and a minimum GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. 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
  • 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 Test of Spoken English (TSE) within the past two years.
  • Satisfactory completion of an interview
  • 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 previous educational preparation.)

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 that includes:
    • One official transcript from all colleges and universities attended with a preferred cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) from the baccalaureate nursing program. (International transcripts should be sent with an evaluation from a transcript credentialing service.)
    • Resume or curriculum vita
    • Personal statement-should demonstrate written communications skills, not be more than 2 pages double spaced and should address specific personal, academic and/or professional strengths and/or accomplishments and how these qualify you as a strong candidate for the MSN Program, and why you are interested in a MSN from TCU.
    • Three professional references (should be from a supervisor, previous faculty, or other professional references)
  • 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 certification of American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider and immunization history that meets the DFW Hospital Council requirements.
  • 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 Test of Spoken English (TSE) within the past two years.

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-Graduate APRN Certificate Admission Requirements

  • Completed online application that includes:
    • One official transcript from all colleges and universities attended with a preferred cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) from the baccalaureate nursing program. (International transcripts should be sent with an evaluation from a transcript credentialing service.)
    • Resume or curriculum vita
    • Personal statement-should demonstrate written communications skills, not be more than 2 pages double spaced and should address specific personal, academic and/or professional strengths and/or accomplishments and how these qualify you as a strong candidate for the Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Program, and why you are interested in a post-graduate certificate from TCU.
    • Three professional references (should be from a supervisor, previous faculty, or other professional references)
  • BSN from an accredited school or university
  • PhD or a DNP from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program
  • Current unencumbered licensure in the state of Texas or the state in which practicum coursework will occur
  • Current CPR certification and immunizations
  • 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 Test of Spoken English (TSE) within the past two years.

The amount of coursework required for the post-graduate APRN certificates (CNS and NP roles) and other roles is determined by a gap analysis of previously-completed course work in your master’s and doctorate of nursing practice degree, when the course work was completed, and Texas Board of Nursing requirements.

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.