DNP-TO-PHD | DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN NURSING (PHD)

POST-DNP PH.D. (Minimum 30 Credits)

Admission Requirements

  • A valid active registered nurse (RN/ARNP) license
  • Write an essay about your educational and professional goals, reasons why you selected Barry University, and your tentative topic of research dissertation.
  • A DNP (or equivalent) from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized school.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale in the DNP program.
  • Statement of professional and educational goals.
  • Proof of successful completion of a DNP Scholarly or Capstone Project.
  • Three professional recommendations of leadership competencies or potential, including a letter of recommendation from an academic advisor or a professor in a DNP program.
  • Evidence of professional activities as reflected in current curriculum vitae submitted with the application.
  • A personal interview with the admissions committee may be requested.
  • Intensive scholarly writing is expected in the doctoral program. As a result, it is an expectation that students independently seek additional writing assistance.
  • Upon the start of the program, accepted candidates are required to possess a notebook computer with specified software which conforms to criteria established by the Program. Applicants are advised that portions of the didactic coursework are web-based and also provided in conjunction with telecommunications or video teleconferencing instruction. Candidates should possess basic computer literacy skills, including the use of word-processing, Windows operating systems, electronic mail, and navigation of Internet applications. Students without these prerequisite skills are encouraged to take CS 180 Introduction to Computers. This course will not count towards degree requirements.
  • The College of Nursing and Health Sciences reserves the right to make any exceptions to the above admission requirements based on an applicant’s overall file.