Application for Admission BSN to Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) or Post MSN to Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) We welcome your application for admission to the Graduate School of Valparaiso University. The mission of the Graduate School is to serve the advanced learning, professional development, and personal enrichment needs of individuals regionally and nationally. The Graduate School admits students that demonstrate the ability and motivation to succeed in an academically challenging environment. This form is meant to be completed ONLINE ONLY. If you would like a hard copy, please choose the Requesting Information link and one will be sent to you. You may mail any required materials to: Office of the Graduate School Kretzmann Hall 116 1700 Chapel Drive Valparaiso, IN 46383-6493 USA You may contact us via: Telephone: (219) 464-5313 Toll Free: (800) 821-7685 Fax: (219) 464-5381 Email: Graduate.School@valpo.edu Application Procedure Please us the Tab key to move through the application to enter data In order for your application to be considered for admission, all required information must be received by the Graduate School Office including: Certified transcripts of a bachelor's and master's (master’s only if applying for Post-MSN DNP) degree. Letter of recommendation from three clinical peers/supervisors who attest to communication and clinical competence (VU alumni need only submit two letters of recommendation). A reflective essay relating doctoral study to personal and professional goals. Submission of a portfolio to include curriculum vita/resume that includes a description of current and past clinical practice as well as any presentations and/or publications. Interview with the Dean of the College of Nursing and Faculty. Criminal background check and drug screen will be required through VU to begin clinical courses. Application Fee: $30 for US Citizens. Application Deadline: April 15th. GRADUATE APPLICATION I. Program of Concentration Please indicate area of concentration: Select Area of Concentration Post-MSN Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) BSN to Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION The following list will help you complete your application to the Post MSN/Doctorate in Nursing Practice program. A. A master's in nursing from an accredited university with a grade point average of at least 3.25. B. Unencumbered Indiana license or eligibility for RN licensure in the State of Indiana. C. Copy of all registered nurse licenses. D. Certification as an advance pratice nurse. E. Copy of current APN certification for advanced practice nursing specialty. F. Letter of recommendation from three clinical peers/supervisors who attest to communication and clinical competence (VU alumni need only submit two letters of recommendation). Reference 1 Reference 2 Reference 3