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Important Dates

Fall 2024 Admission

  • Application Opens: September 1, 2023
  • Application Deadline: June 15, 2024
  • Admission Decision Notification: Rolling


Applying to the School of Nursing

The DNP Program has a two-part application process:

  1. The NursingCAS Application ($70 fee)
  2. VCU Supplemental Information Application ($70 fee)

Application Checklist

  • Create and complete the NursingCAS Application
  • Complete the VCU Supplemental Information Application (instructions located in NursingCAS)
  • Submit a full-nonrefundable payment for the NursingCAS and VCU Supplemental Information Application
  • Regularly monitor your email to follow up on issues such as transcripts and reference delays
  • No GRE Required

Required Documents (instructions located in NursingCAS)

  • All documents must be submitted to NursingCAS
    • Official Transcripts (must include all colleges or universities previously attended)
    • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
    • Personal Statement Essays
    • Resume or a Curriculum Vitae
    • RN License
    • TOEFL/IELTS Test Score (if applicable)

VCU’s DNP program offers two points of entry:

B.S. to DNP: Bachelor’s prepared registered nurses can apply to this pathway to become either a nurse practitioner or a nurse executive. All of the following concentrations offer either a full-time or part-time plan of study:

  • Nursing Leadership and Organizational Science (online)
  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner  
  • Family Nurse Practitioner 
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Master’s to DNP: Advance practiced registered nurses or nurse practitioners who hold a master’s degree can apply to this pathway to earn a clinical practice doctorate. This pathway offers a Quality and Safety concentration as either a full-time or part-time plan of study. Master's Direct Entry and Master's Entry to Nursing Practice degree holders should apply to the B.S. to DNP program.


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