(Fall Entry) Standard Deadline: May 15, 2021
Early submission of all application materials is strongly advised.
- All required application materials and documents must be received in order for an application to be considered complete and before an admission decision can be made.
- Applications and supporting materials received after the program deadline will only be considered on a space-available basis.
A minimum overall undergraduate GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and a minimum overall graduate GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Minimum Degree Requirement
Minimum of a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from an accredited college or university.
To be used to satisfy degree requirement, evaluation of foreign educational transcripts
must show degree(s) earned that are the U.S. equivalency of degree(s) required by
Official transcripts are required from all universities and colleges ever attended.
Only in the case of transcripts from international colleges/universities will an official
course-by-course transcript evaluation be accepted in lieu of an official transcript.
Official transcripts should be sent to NursingCAS. To remain official, all transcripts
must remain in the original, unopened, sealed and stamped/signed envelope from the
Registrar's office of the issuing institution. Alternatively, NursingCAS will accept
official electronic transcripts from the registrar's office at your prior institution.
Electronic transcripts should be directed to email@example.com
Transcript/Credential Evaluation of Foreign Transcripts
An official, professional course-by-course evaluation based on official transcripts and documents is required for all foreign educational transcripts and documents from one of the following three credentials evaluation services:Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., World Education Services (WES), Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE). Silny and WES are recommended. Official transcript evaluations based on unofficial transcripts, documents or copies will not fulfill this requirement.
Letters of Recommendation
As part of the online NursingCAS application process, applicants provide the names and current email addresses for three individuals they have asked to serve as their referees. Referees should be individuals qualified to critically assess the applicant's prior academic (usually college professors), employment, artistic, research and/or clinical experience (clinical or research supervisor/manager) and qualifications (as applicable) as well as the applicant's potential as a graduate student in the field/program selected. Once the online application is submitted, each referee will receive an email notification directing him/her to the online site where he/she can complete the reference form and submit his/her letter of recommendation.
Standardized Test Requirements
TOEFL Requirements (if applicable)
The official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test scores are required
for applicants whose first language is not English. The TOEFL exam must be taken
within 2 years of the date of application. The Augusta University institution code
for submission of TOEFL scores is 5406. Please do not select a department code.
The minimum scores are:
Applicants also must have completed a 3 credit hour undergraduate or graduate statistics or biostatistics course with a grade of "B" or higher.
Interviews by invitation only. Applicants will be selected to create an interview video based on an initial review of submitted application materials. Selected applicants will be notified directly by the program with instructions on how to create and upload the video.
Resume or CV
Including date of most recent revision. This item is uploaded directly into NursingCAS.
Included within the application, applicants must submit a 500 word minimum written essay describing the role of a Doctor of Nursing Practice professional
in the health care environment, address your specific area of clinical concentration
you currently have or are applying for (FNP/PNP/ACNP/PMH/Nurse Executive,etc.), how
this DNP prepared specialty will impact health care and health care outcomes and how
this degree fits with the applicant’s professional goals. Inclusion of references
and citations is encouraged.
Note: Evidence of writing competence will be evaluated through the candidate’s prepared essay submitted with the application and also by a written response to an essay question given during the admission interview.
Proof of unrestricted RN license from state where applicant is practicing at the time of application. Proof of current unrestricted RN license is required prior to enrollment. This item is uploaded directly into NursingCAS.
Verification of Post-Baccalaureate Clinical and Practice Hours
All DNP graduates must complete a total of 1000 hours of supervised clinical practice
as mandated by the American Academy of Colleges of Nursing. These hours include previous MSN,
post-master’s certificate program clinical hours plus clinical hours obtained in the
Applicants must submit the Verification of Post-Baccalaureate Clinical and Practice Hours Form (Link to form is found below) as part of the application to certify total number of clinical practice hours in previous MSN or Post-Master's Certificate program(s).
Applicants who submit documentation of certification as a nurse executive that requires a Master’s degree do not need to submit the Verification of Post-Baccalaureate Clinical and Practice Hours Form.
A clear or expunged criminal background record. Per the Augusta University Criminal Background Check Policy (Policy 4.1.7), final admission and enrollment for all graduate nursing and education programs are conditional on the completion of a criminal background check with results deemed acceptable to the applicable college/program’s professional standards.
Failure to complete the required background check, provide information necessary to conduct the background check, or provide false or misleading information, may disqualify applicants from final admission and matriculation into the program and University.
Instructions for completing criminal background checks will be provided to applicants upon acceptance into these programs. For further information on the policy including the policy statement, reason for the policy, authorization process, process/procedures, and review process, please refer to the Applicant Criminal Background Check Policy.
Proof of Lawful Presence
In accordance with Board of Regents Policy 4.1.6, all applicants for admission to Augusta University are required to provide validation of lawful presence in the United States. Acceptance to Augusta University is conditional until lawful presence is verified. ALL applicants who are US Citizens must submit documentation that verifies his/her lawful presence in the United States at time of application to the Office of Admissions.
Testing and Disability Services
The Office of Disability Services provides a variety of services and accommodations to meet the needs of disability related concerns in accordance with the Americans with Disability Act – Amended Act (2008), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Board of Regents' policies. Accommodations for students with disabilities are made on an Individual basis. For more information, please email or visit the Testing & Disability Services website.
Council of Graduate Schools April 15 Resolution
Augusta University supports the Council Of Graduate Schools Resolution concerning the acceptance of an offer of financial support (such as a graduate scholarship, fellowship, traineeship, or assistantship) for the next academic year by a prospective or enrolled graduate student. Students are under no obligation to respond to offers of financial support prior to April 15. The complete resolution and full list of members and institutions that support it can be found on the CGS website.
The program/academic college for which you are applying will review your application and supporting documents. Interviews will be scheduled and considered, as applicable to individual programs. Taken together, the whole of your application should demonstrate substantial preparation for graduate study in the field for which you are seeking admittance.
Upon recommendation of the program/academic college, The Graduate School will review your credentials and applicant profile and make a formal, official decision for your admittance. Official notice of your admission can only come from the Dean of The Graduate School via notification from Augusta University's Office of Academic Admissions.