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The requirements for admission to the Doctor of Nursing in Family Nurse Practice (DNP) are listed below. There is no application fee and GRE scores are not required.
Priority Admission Deadlines:
Fall 2022 Enrollment: Extended Application Deadline - August 1, 2022
*Applications are considered after this date on a rolling basis until the program has reached capacity
Students without a bachelor’s degree in nursing are encouraged to contact the Office of Graduate Admission at GradAdmission@lemoyne.edu as early as possible for guidance on timelines to apply for conditional admission.
Official transcripts indicating a 3.0 GPA or higher in the equivalent of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from a higher education program that meets national accreditation standards, as well as some graduate coursework from an accredited college or university, must be submitted by the time of enrollment.
For candidates who hold a master’s degree, a grade of B or better must be shown as earned in all nursing courses.
Electronic transcripts can be sent to:
Paper transcripts can be mailed to:
Office of Graduate Admission
Le Moyne College
Grewen Hall 323
1419 Salt Springs Road
Syracuse, NY 13214-1301
Three letters of references from professional colleagues who can speak to your clinical and/or academic potential and who can attest to your ability to successfully engage in doctoral level study in advanced nursing practice. This could include a RN peer, nursing supervisor or faculty member.
When completing your application, you will identify your references and they will receive an email link to complete your recommendation online.
The application will prompt you to upload your Resume/C.V. and documentation of clinical practice experience.
Please include relevant work experience, examples of professional achievement or other information that might be used to assess your personal qualities and your ability to successfully complete graduate level work.
At least one year of clinical practice experience as an RN is required.
The application will prompt you to submit a response to the following:
Please write a brief essay stating, as specifically as possible, your educational and professional goals. Indicate what you plan to accomplish by enrolling in the doctoral nursing program at Le Moyne College.
The application will prompt you to upload a signed copy of your RN License.
An unencumbered New York State Nursing License is required for consideration. Advanced practice applicants must show proof of national certification in their area of specialization.
Students who are determined to be eligible for admission will be invited to interview in a virtual meeting. This allows for time to answer questions you may have about the program, connect you with faculty members, and learn more about your goals as a future DNP.
Students may transfer up to 18 credits of graduate equivalent course work to meet Proposed DNP, Family Nurse Practitioner Program requirements. A request for transfer credit to meet degree requirements must be made prior to the date of matriculation. All courses considered for transfer or waiver will be evaluated on an individual basis by the Graduate Admissions committee.
For candidates who hold a master’s degree, all courses from the applicant’s master’s program will be considered for transfer or waiver and will be evaluated on an individual basis by the Graduate Admission committee.
If admitted to the program, you will be required to accept your admission decision and submit a $250 enrollment deposit. Upon submitting your deposit, you will be registered for coursework and provided with "next steps" for your enrollment.
In addition to the items above, international applicants must have a course-by-course transcript evaluation completed by one of the member organizations of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Please visit NACES.org for a list of those participating organizations. Note that each organization will have its own instructions on how to submit required documents for evaluation. The evaluation must also show that a bachelor's degree equivalent to one in the United States has been earned.
TOEFL, Duolingo, or IELTS Score Reports
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), Duolingo, or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score report is required of non-native English speaking applicants. The following minimum scores are required:
The language proficiency exam will be waived for international students with:
Please reach out to the Graduate Admission Office via GradAdmission@lemoyne.edu for questions on this requirement.
Certificate of Finance (Upon Acceptance)
In order to qualify for the Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20) for an F-1 student visa, students must be admitted into the program full time and provide proof of sufficient funding for at least the first year of graduate study. This form can be completed upon admission to the graduate program. Upon receiving your offer of admission, you will be directed to complete the Le Moyne College Certificate of Finance. Students are also welcome to supply this completed form in their admission application if they wish.
Teresa Renn, Director of Graduate Admission
Office of Graduate Admission
GradAdmission@lemoyne.edu (315) 445-5444
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