Family Nurse Practitioner (DNP)

Program Description

Students who complete the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program at NYU Meyers are prepared at the highest academic level for advanced clinical practice. The DNP enables clinical scholars to function as organizational systems thinkers and leaders in practice innovation, quality, and safety. As experts in translating evidence-based knowledge into clinical practice, graduates lead interprofessional teams in the transformation of healthcare by improving population health outcomes utilizing skills and essential competencies in ethical decision-making, healthcare policy, informatics, business, finance, and economics.


The application for our DNP programs is now available. All applicants to our DNP programs are required to submit the following documents at the time of application:

  1. One (1) transcript from each post-secondary school attended. We can review applications with unofficial transcripts. Admitted students will be asked to submit official transcripts prior to beginning coursework at NYU Meyers.
  2. Resume.
  3. A two- to three-page personal statement.
  4. At least two (2) letters of recommendation.
  5. RN (and NP, where applicable) license and registration certificate. Applicants may submit an application with an out-of-state license, but admitted students must obtain a New York State RN/NP license prior to beginning coursework at NYU Meyers.

Our DNP admissions process also includes a series of interviews and a written essay.

Applicants who have attended a post-secondary institution outside of the United States are required to upload one (1) transcript from each post-secondary school attended and submit one (1) official course-by-course evaluation of each foreign transcript directly to our office at the time of application. Applications will not be reviewed without these documents. Please mail official course-by-course evaluation(s) to:

NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
Office of Student Affairs and Admissions
433 First Avenue, LL1
New York, NY 10010

For applicants whose native language is not English, a copy of the applicant's latest TOEFL or IELTS score is required. Admitted students will be asked to submit official test scores prior to beginning coursework at NYU Meyers. We require a minimum TOEFL internet-based score of 100 and an IELTS Band score of 7.


There are three points of entry to the DNP (underlined below).

Post-BS to DNP

  • RNs with a BS in nursing or associate’s in nursing with BA in other field
  • GPA of 3.5
  • NYS RN license and registration
  • Undergraduate coursework in statistics and research
  • One year of full-time RN work experience preferred

Advanced Standing DNP: For NPs and CNMs

  • MS in nursing
  • GPA of 3.5
  • NYS NP license in adult acute care, adult primary care, mental health, pediatrics, family or nurse-midwifery
  • Graduate coursework in statistics and research
  • One year of full-time NP or CNM work experience

Advanced Certificate to DNP: For nurses who have an MS, but are not NPs or CNMs

  • MS in nursing
  • GPA of 3.5
  • NYS RN license and registration
  • Graduate coursework in statistics and research
  • One year of full-time RN work experience
  • Technical Standards Requirements
  • Applicants must meet the Technical Standards for Core Professional Nursing Competency Performance in order to be eligible for admission to, progress in, and graduate from the nursing program.

Application Fee

The application fee is $85 dollars. Applications will not be processed until the application fee has been paid. Application fees are non-refundable and must be received by the stated application deadlines.

Fee Waivers

NYU Meyers waives fees for applications based on financial hardship or US military service/US veteran status. To request that the application fee be waived, please submit a request to when submitting an application. The request should include the applicant's full name and the program to which they are applying. We will notify applicants via email when their request for an application fee waiver has been approved.

For Students with International Credentials

If an applicant's academic credentials are not in English and/or are from a foreign school with a grading system not based on a 4.0 overall GPA, we strongly suggest an evaluation and translation. Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc (ECE) is the preferred service. ECE prepares evaluation reports that identify the United States equivalents of educational qualifications earned in other countries. To request an evaluation report, applicants must complete and submit an application form, along with all required documentation and all applicable fees. ECE will complete most evaluation reports in approximately 15 to 20 business days from the date they receive all required documentation and fees. They also offer 1-day, 5-day and 12-day Rush Service and Express Delivery. Please visit the ECE website for more information.