FALL SESSION (all DNP programs except Anesthesia Nursing) 
*Priority Deadline: January 10
Final Deadline: February 1
(for session beginning the following fall)

SUMMER SESSION (Anesthesia Nursing)  
Deadline: June 1 of each year for a session beginning in summer of the following year

Admission to all DNP programs—except the Anesthesia Nursing program—is offered only for the fall semester. The DNP in Anesthesia Nursing program offers only summer session admission.

Notification of Admission: Applicants will be notified regarding admission by mid-March

U2G: The Fast Track to Your Graduate Degree

Are you a student with an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) applying to our RN-BSN program? Are you thinking about going to graduate school for nursing? Consider applying to our U2G program! 

DNP Admission Requirements:

  • Baccalaureate or advanced degree in nursing
  • A minimum of a 3.0 grade point average. Note: the minimum GPA for the Dual Certification Programs is 3.5
    • The College of Nursing values applicant’s varied experiences and personal attributes along with their academic metrics. 
  • Graduate from a CCNE or NLNAC accredited nursing program
  • Completion of prerequisite course by the start of the program 
    • An upper-level undergraduate statistics course to be completed within five (5) years of the application deadline. Acceptable University of Iowa courses are as follows: STAT:3510 (22S:101), PSQF:4143 (07P:143), STAT:4143, and (22S:102), or BIOS:4120 (171:160). Equivalent courses from other colleges will be accepted as well. The course must be taken for a letter grade and you must receive a C- or higher. Note that this prereq does not apply to the Post-APRN-DNP program. If you have further questions, contact CON Graduate Programs
  • Completion of work experience if applying to the AG-ACNP, PNP-ACNP, or CRNA programs (see DNP FAQs)

Additional Requirements for post-APRN applicants:

  • MSN in a recognized ARNP specialty
  • Copy of certification card

    Requirements for International Students: 

    • Due to the level of Internet-based course work required, international students in this program of study are not eligible for F-1, F-2, or J-1 student immigration status. Questions regarding visas and immigration documentation should be addressed to International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) via email at isss@uiowa.edu.

    DNP Application Requirements:

    The first step in the application process is to complete the Graduate College Application. Upon receipt of application, Graduate Admissions will contact you by email and provide directions to upload the following items:

    1. Statement of Purpose
    2. Supplemental Information form
    3. Resume
    4. Copy of RN license
      • If you won’t have your RN license by the application deadline, please upload a document noting your BSN graduation date and when you will take the NCLEX
    5. Contact information including email address for three recommenders. The recommenders will be sent an email and asked to complete this recommendations form
    6. Statement of Disclosure
    7. Unofficial transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate schools. If admitted, you will be required to submit official transcripts to the Office of Admissions. Please note: current and former UI students do not need to provide unofficial or official UI transcripts.





    Feb. 1*

    All programs except Anesthesia Nursing

    *Applications received after the deadline may be considered as space allows. 

    June 1

    Anesthesia Nursing deadline