Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Nearly 50 Year of Impacting Healthcare World-Wide

With almost 50 years of impacting healthcare around the world, the Andrews University School of Nursing continues with stellar preparation of nurses at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

The conceptual framework upon which all curricula are based is “Restoration to the Image of God”.

The First Seventh-Day Adventist University to Move Students from a Bachelors to a DNP

The School of Nursing offers a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program with an emphasis in Family Nurse Practitioner. Andrews is the first Seventh-day Adventist nursing program to offer a program allowing students to move directly from a Bachelor of Science track to the DNP; this preparation will provide Advanced Practice Nurses for mission fields far and near

Our school offers the DNP program to address the ever changing needs of our society. The program has three tracks:

  1. BSN-DNP is the option for nurses with a bachelor's degree in nursing who want to be an advanced practice nurse. This clinical doctorate option is 65 credits.

  2. MSN-DNP is the option for nurses with a master's degree in nursing without an advanced practice focus. This clinical doctorate option is 56 credits.

  3. APRN/MSN-DNP is the option for master's-prepared Advanced Practice RNs (APRN) to complete their clinical doctorate. This option is 40 credits.


DNP Application Deadlines and Process: 

The application deadline for each new cohort is July 30. Cohort starts in the fall session.
Faculty reserve the right to interview applicants based on information coming in during the application process. With each new cohort an orientation is provided online before courses begin.

Admission Requirements:

  1. Must meet standard admission requirements for graduate admission at Andrews University.
  2. Other requirements below:
Minimumum GPA 3.25 on a 4.0 scale in the highest nursing degree
GRE Not Required
Letters of Recommendation

Two from the following:

  • Professional colleague with at least a Master's degree
  • Doctorally prepared person
  • Current Supervisor
Resume CV also acceptable
Goal Statement (500 words)
  • Your contribution to nursing profession
  • Goals for future utilization of advanced nursing education
  • Scholarly project interest
Degrees BSN or MSN from an accredited school (ACEN or CCNE and other accrediting bodies for foreign degrees)
Undergraduate/graduate courses required with passing grades
  • Research
  • Pathophysiology
  • Health
  • Assessment
  • Statistics
  • Current unencumbered RN lisence
  • APRN certification where appropriate with evidence of practicum hours completed in APRN education

Faculty reserve the right to require an interview of applicants based on reasons they identify.


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For More Information:

Contact the School of Nursing at 800-877-2863 or 269-471-3312 or email