Doctor of Nursing Practice

Future DNPs Guide to Getting In

Your Path to Getting Your Doctorate at Oak Point

Your calling is to care. It’s time to take care of your needs and power forward your career.  Do more for yourself so that you can do more for others.

We want you to succeed and will honor your past achievements. Everyone’s journey is different, and we’re here to help you reach your destination in the best way 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.

Admission Criteria

An applicant will be considered for admission into the DNP program if the following criteria are met:e

  1. Earned a minimum cumulative graduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 on a 4.00 scale
  2. Holds a current and unencumbered RN license
  3. Held in good standing at all previous colleges and universities attended 


  1. Submit your application for admission
  2. Pay your $50 non-refundable application fee
  3. Submit your supplemental admissions documents via email or mail to the Oak Brook Campus “Attn: Admissions”
    1. Official transcript documenting proof of graduation
    2. Resume or curriculum vitae
    3. Letter of recommendation highlighting professional growth and potential success as a DNP Scholar
  4. Schedule a call with your Enrollment Advisor
  5. Schedule an interview with the DNP Admissions Team


Congrats! You got in! Now what?

Your student file must be completed before classes start. This includes:

  1. Pay your enrollment fee
  2. Pass the criminal background check
  3. Pass the drug screening test
  4. Provide proof of completing all required health documentation
  5. Complete clinical compliance documentation
  6. Successful completion of the DNP Orientation

By the Numbers

Yep. You Belong Here!


Get Ready

Nothing worthwhile is without effort—this is what you were meant to do!



Attention to detail is the name of the game, and good practice.



It’s the home stretch to the exciting next phase in your career!

From This Point Forward, You Own Your Future