How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in applying to the William F. Connell School of Nursing. No matter where you are in your journey, the Connell School will expand your possibilities and transform you into the exceptional nursing professional you seek to become.

The information on this page will assist you in navigating the graduate admissions process. We look forward to reviewing your application in its entirety. For students interested in applying to our bachelor's program, all undergraduate applications are handled by the Office of Undergraduate Admission

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Application Deadlines

Program Application Deadline
Post-Baccalaureate DNP — Nurse Pracitioner Specialties Fall enrollment — March 15 * (family specialty is fall enrollment only)
Spring enrollment — September 30 
Post-Master's DNP Fall enrollment — March 15 *
Spring enrollment — September 30 
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist  Spring enrollment — June 30 (students must begin in the spring)
Direct Entry DNP Summer enrollment — November 15 
Direct Entry Master's Summer enrollment — November 15 
RN to DNP Fall enrollment — March 15
Spring enrollment — September 30. *Please note: family specialty is fall enrollment only
RN to MS Nursing Generalist Fall enrollment — March 15 (full-time students must apply for fall enrollment)
Spring enrollment — September 30
Ph.D. January 15
Non Degree Rolling admissions 

Admission Evaluation Criteria

Application Requirements

Please Note: All Direct Entry DNP applicants will also be considered for the Master's only program.