Application Deadlines

Priority consideration - October 1 through February 1.

Consideration according to availability - February 1 through May 1.


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Application Instructions

What you need to apply to the DNP Program:

  • Completed online graduate application to Washburn University and School of Nursing (see below).
    • Reference information from current or past employers, faculty, or professional peers (3)
    • Cumulative GPA for highest nursing degree earned (unofficial transcript)
    • Documentation of any graduate courses taken (unofficial transcript)
    • Professional license information
    • Program track desired
    • Resume
  • Official transcripts sent to School of Nursing*
  • Preference given to those with a GPA of 3.25 in their nursing coursework.
  • Copy of current licensure in the state of residence as an RN and/or APRN**.

Complete the Online Application:

  1. Create an account at
  2. Select “Degree Seeking” application.
  3. Complete personal information and citizenship portions of application.
  4. Select Doctor of Nursing Practice program application option.
  5. Select application term (ie. Summer 2024).
  6. Save and confirm program choice.
  7. Complete prior education, references (3 required), and supplemental (resume, license information, and program track) sections.
  8. Complete confirmation section and submit application.
  9. Request that official transcripts be sent directly from the school electronically to or by mail to:

Washburn University Admissions
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621

*Official transcripts must be received by May 15th.  Official transcripts can be sent to Washburn University Admissions at Although unofficial transcripts can be used for initial applicant consideration, acceptance can only be processed with receipt of the official transcripts.

** Candidates who are not yet licensed will be considered for conditional admission and then must provide evidence of an active, unencumbered RN or APRN license in the state of student residency prior to August 1st.

After your application is received and reviewed, you will be contacted by the School of Nursing to schedule an interview and complete a writing assignment.

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State Authorization

Visit our State Authorization page to determine if our program is offered in your state.

GET IN TOUCH WITH School of Nursing

School of Nursing
Petro Allied Health Center
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621-1117

Phone & Fax
Ph: 785.670.1525
Fax: 785.670.1032

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