Featured DNP Programs (RN Required)

There are many online degrees offered by schools throughout the United States, but there are no campus-based DNP programs currently available in Delaware.

DNP Nurse Checklist

When applying for admittance into these programs, you will need to provide proof of several prerequisites. There is a rigorous admissions process because there is space for only a select few who are extremely competitive. Make sure that your academic and professional history is highlighted in your application, as this will play a major role in your acceptance. Although a completed MSN degree is imperative, it is possible to acquire this through the many bridge programs available. Below we list all the prerequisites required when applying to a DNP program from Delaware:

  • Your education must have been completed at the Master’s level in nursing.
  • While some schools may consider applicants with a minimum overall GPA score of 3.0 on all graduate coursework completed, the majority prefer a higher score on a scale of 4.0.
  • You must hold licensure to practice as a registered nurse in Delaware unencumbered in any way.
  • In order to prove your BSN and MSN degrees have been obtained, all previously attended schools must submit official transcripts for you.
  • In the last five years, a minimum grade of C (preferably better) must have been acquired on certain graduate courses. These include statistics, healthcare assessment and research.
  • Your career goals must be explained in a written essay. Detail your academic objectives, desires for pursuing doctoral study and describe how it will further your ambitions.
  • Ensure that you have updated your Curriculum Vitae before submitting it. Clearly highlight all achievements and experiences in your academic and professional histories.
  • All certifications awarded in your Advanced Nursing Practice career must be copied and submitted to the school.
  • Employers, previous academic faculty and other professional sources must provide you with letters of recommendation. You will need a total of three.
  • The institution where your Master’s degree was completed must provide proof of the number of clinical hours completed during the program.
  • Scholarly papers or creative written work may be required.
  • You will need to attend a formal interview with a faculty member from the school.