Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Admission Criteria — Doctor of Nursing Practice

Oak Point University is proud to offer the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, which will allow nurses to advance to the highest level of nursing practice. This program will help graduates transform the evolving healthcare system locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

The focus of the DNP program is Urban Health/Policy. This will allow students to learn and practice in diverse areas of Chicago. The DNP program is 32 semester hours in length and may be completed in approximately two years. The program is completely online. The DNP program starts in the Fall semester. Learn more about the Doctor of Nursing Practice program.


Admission Criteria

  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 in all graduate nursing coursework
  • A current and unencumbered RN license

We want you to succeed, and will honor your past achievements. Everyone’s journey is different, but we’re here to help you reach your destination in a way that works best for you. Using a holistic approach, Oak Point works with you by offering personalized, individualized plans that take into account your educational background, as well as your work experience and life experience.

Application Requirements

  • Submit an online application and fee ($50 nonrefundable)
  • Submit official transcripts from all graduate level courses in nursing
  • Submit a copy of your current and unencumbered Nursing License(s)
  • Submit a current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Submit letter of recommendation from work/educational relationships. An optional letter from a personal reference (not a family member) may also be submitted.
  • Once all of the above are submitted and reviewed, candidates will be contacted for a face to face interview with members of the academic faculty.

This section was designed to answer the most frequently asked questions about the DNP program.

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Start Terms and Application Deadlines

The DNP program is anticipated to start in the Fall semester.

  • Fall application deadline is June 15th or until all seats are filled.

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