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BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
Admission and Selection


Admission into the WSU BSN to DNP - FNP is highly competitive and selective. 


Beginning in 2025 there will be approximately 16 students admitted to begin in a summer cohort (May 2025) and then a 2nd cohort of approximately 16 student (32 total in the year) admitted to begin in the fall (August 2025). This is the plan moving forward in 2025 and beyond.

Applicant ranking includes:

  • GPA: Cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher (on a 4.0 scale), ;includes all college-level coursework
  • Vita/Resume
  • Focused essay / Professional Statement
  • Structured Video Response (SVR).
  • Veteran Status
  • Current work experience as an RN (2 years minimum by the application deadline).


Application Process

  1.  Read Post BSN to DNP-FNP Applicant Checklist for the Summer 2025 Cohort [May 5, 2025 start date] (PDF)
    Read Post BSN to DNP-FNP Applicant Checklist for the Fall 2025 Cohort [August 25, 2025 start date] (PDF)
  2.  The Application Deadline has passed for the Fall 2024 application cycle (Cohort). The application link will return in September 2024 for the May 2025 cohort. Yes there are plans to admit a Summer 2025 cohort (16 students) and then a second application cycle for Fall 2025 (an additional 16 students). Please read the Applicant Checklist above for further details. 


If you would like to discuss the BSN to DNP - FNP program and the details related to applying, please contact:

Robert Holt
Enrollment Director
Annie Taylor Dee School of Nursing