Saint Louis University

We accept students once a year into the DNP program at Saint Louis University. The application process for the DNP program requires careful planning in order to ensure that all admission requirements are met.

Please follow the steps outlined below:

  • DNP Application and fee. 
  • Three professional recommendations from recent supervisors, community leaders, former faculty, etc. 
  • Curriculum Vita/Resume documenting educational, clinical nursing, service to nursing profession, and community volunteer experiences as appropriate.
  • Official transcript posting MSN (in sealed envelope).
  • Official transcript regarding the completion of an Inferential or Biostatistics course within the last 5 years. If lacking this pre-requisite and accepted to the program, ORES 501 can be taken at SLU in the summer prior to the Fall start of the DNP program. An acceptable grade for this course is a minimum of a "B".
  • Copy of current RN license.
  • Copy of current Advanced Practice certification.
  • Verification of Nurse Practitioner Clinical Hours. (Verification Form)
  • Petition for Transfer Credit Form. (Petition Form)

Saint Louis University currently accepts applications to the Nurse Practitioner (Master's, Post-Master's NP Certificate, and DNP) programs from those who reside in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.


All transcripts should be mailed to:

Graduate Admission
Saint Louis University
One Grand Blvd.
DuBourg Hall, Room 150
St. Louis, MO 63103

All other application materials will be submitted online within the application process.

Application Deadline
A cohort is admitted to start the DNP program every fall. The deadline for receipt of the Application for Admission and all supporting documents is:

  • Fall 2016: Application deadline is March 15, 2016.