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In addition to the requirements of the Office of Graduate Studies specified in the first section of this Bulletin, the program has the following policies and procedures for admission:

 

Grade-Point Average
MSN: A grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 in undergraduate studies is required. Students who have less than a 3.00 GPA can appeal and may be admitted on a probationary status. 

BSN to DNP: A GPA of 3.00 in undergraduate studies is required. GRE required for applicants with a GPA of 2.70-2.99. 

MSN to DNP: A GPA of 3.50 in MSN graduate studies is required. 

 

Written Screening
Applicants are asked to provide a written response to a practice-focused question that focuses on professional aspects related to the chosen graduate emphasis. 

 

Interview
Qualified applicants may be interviewed after application materials and the written screening are evaluated. 

 

Resume
Applicants must submit a professional resume including certification(s) held and professional affiliations and activities. MSN to DNP applicants provide a supplemental application that includes a portfolio. 

 

Licensure/Degree
MSN: Applicants must hold a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from a CCNE or ACEN (formerly NLNAC) accredited program and licensure as a registered nurse in the state of residence and be eligible for Wisconsin licensure. Nursing practice is helpful but not required. Individual consideration may be given for graduates from non-accredited nursing programs, if the institution is regionally accredited. 

BSN to DNP: Applicants must hold a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from a CCNE or ACEN (formerly NLNAC) accredited program and licensure as a registered nurse in the state of residence and be eligible for Wisconsin licensure. Nursing practice is helpful but not required. 

MSN to DNP: Applicants must hold a MSN from an accredited program, RN licensure in the state of residency and be eligible for Wisconsin licensure, and hold national certification as an Advanced Practice Nurse or advanced nurse administrator. 

MSN to DNP with FNP Specialization:  Applicants must hold a MSN from an accredited program, RN licensure in the state of residency and be eligible for Wisconsin licensure.

 

References 
Applicants must provide three references from professional and/or work-related sources. 

 

Prior Coursework 
MSN: Applicants must have earned a B or higher in a three (3) credit introductory statistics course that includes both descriptive and inferential statistics within five years of admission to the program. 

BSN to DNP: Applicants must have earned a B or higher in a three (3) credit introductory statistics course that includes both descriptive and inferential statistics within five years of admission to the program. 

MSN to DNP: Prior coursework required is listed on the College of Nursing website supplementary application. 550 clinical hours of prior advanced practice or administration practice is necessary. 

 

Computer Competency 
Students are expected to have experience with a word processing program, sending and receiving emails, and accessing the World Wide Web. Each student is given a campus e-mail account with 24-hour computer access. All official communication from the program is sent via campus e-mail to students' UW Oshkosh account. Technology requirements for UW Oshkosh students can be found at: http://www.uwosh.edu/acs

 

Health and CPR Requirements, Caregiver Background Checks, Liability Insurance 
Students must meet health and CPR requirements and have a caregiver background check performed upon admission to the programs. Contact the Graduate Nursing Office for a list of immunization requirements. Clinical agencies and the College of Nursing may refuse entry into clinical experience if requirements are not met. Liability insurance will be provided by the College of Nursing to all students enrolled and engaged in the curriculum for all clinical practicum experiences.