MSN to DNP, with APRN-NP

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Applications accepted November 1 through February 1.

Due to unforeseen circumstances with the application process in CollegeNet, we are extending our application deadline to March 10th.  If you have already submitted materials to the School of Nursing, please contact Ms. Alizabeth Ballard,, if you have questions about your application.

What you need to apply to the MSN to DNP Program, if you are already licensed as a Nurse Practitioner (APRN-NP):
  • Completed online graduate application to Washburn University and School of Nursing.
    • Reference information from current or past employers, faculty, or professional peers (3)
    • GPA - last 60 hours
    • Previous Graduate Hours
    • Previous courses
    • License information
    • Program track selected
    • Resume
  • Official transcripts sent to the School of Nursing*
  • Preference given to those with a GPA of 3.25 in their nursing coursework.
  • Completion of graduate inferential statistics course.  (May be taken during the first year.)
  • Copy of current licensure in the state of residence as an RN.

State Authorization

*Official transcripts must be received by July 1st.  Official transcripts can be sent to Washburn University Admissions at

After your application is received and reviewed, you will be contacted by the School of Nursing to schedule an interview and complete a written assignment.