The BSN to DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice) is a doctoral degree that prepares students for the highest level of nursing practice. This program is designed for students who hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Applicants to the BSN-to-DNP program will choose a specialization track in one of the following:
- Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)
- Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
- Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP)
- Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)
- Public Health
The deadline for FNP, PNP, and Public Health tracks for Fall 2020 has been extended to June 1st, 2020.
GPA from Last 60 Hours of College Coursework: 3.0
Admitted Student Profiles
The BSN-to-DNP program requires a BSN degree from a CCNE, ACEN, or NLNAC accredited program. Additionally, applicants must currently hold licensure as an RN in Texas, or hold a compact license with multi-state privileges that includes Texas.
All BSN-to-DNP applicants will be required to submit three professional references with their NursingCAS application. In addition, top candidates for graduate admissions will be selected for an interview and writing sample after the deadline.
The admissions application, NursingCAS fee, and official transcripts are due to NursingCAS by the application deadline. Please submit official transcripts of all attended schools to:
P.O. Box 9201
Watertown, MA 02471
Application and fee
A completed NursingCAS application must be submitted before the application deadline. All fees are accessed through the NursingCAS application. The Office of Admissions fee is $45 and is non-refundable. The NursingCAS fee is separate and is set by NursingCAS.
School of Nursing
Office of Admissions & Student Services
7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MSC 7945
San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900
Toll free: 877-235-0341
The DNP program at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791