Admission Requirements

MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY
SCHOOL OF NURSING
DOCTOR OF NURSING PRACTICE ADMISSION CRITERIA
BSN-DNP
 Undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale
 Completion of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited program
 Official transcripts from every college/university attended must be sent to Murray State University, Graduate Admission Office
 Three positive professional references (forms provided)
 Unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse*
 Eligible for RN licensure in Kentucky
 Interview with the Nursing Graduate Admissions Selection Committee
 If applicant has been dismissed from or withdrawn from a graduate nursing program, he or she must provide a letter of good standing from all previously attended graduate programs
 Submit proof of current CPR certification, immunizations, and TB testing
 English Proficiency Requirements:
If native tongue is not English the student must complete the Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based test (TOEFL iBT). The minimum requirements are as follows:
A minimum cumulative score of:
86 combined
AND minimum individual scores of:
26 in speaking
20 in writing
20 in reading
20 in listening
NURSE ANESTHESIA SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:
• Two (2) years critical care experience as a registered nurse (excluding orientation to the critical care unit) within the past 5 years and by the time of application
• Chemistry prerequisite: organic, inorganic, or biochemistry course
• Current PALS and ACLS
• Completion of CCRN or NIC certification exams preferred
* In addition students will be required to be licensed as an RN in any state in which they intend to complete clinical hours for the program.
ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE SUBMITTED ON OR BEFORE THE APPLICATION DEADLINE