Oregon Health and Science University

Degree Type

Master of Nursing, DNP.

Program Length

27 months, full time

Credit Hours

106 quarter hour credits

Starting Month


Application Deadline


Program Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Nursing is required.

Must have a current RN license. You will need an RN license for Oregon, Washington, and Florida.

One year recent, full-time, adult, critical care, ICU setting. Typically admitted applicants have two to five years of such experience. Experience gained in a high volume unit is best. Acceptable critical care experience includes: Medical ICU, Surgical ICU, Cardiac ICU, Cardiovascular ICU (the most preferred ICU experience), Neurological ICU, Trauma ICU, or Burns ICU. Not typically acceptable is primary experience in: Emergency Room, Recovery Room, Operating Room, or Neonatal ICU.

Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Preference is given to students with a science GPA of 3.0 or better as well.

A combined verbal and quantitative GRE score of 1,000 for the old format or 297 for the new format. Applicants should also have a minimum analytic writing score of 4.0 to be competitive.

Certifications: BCLS (Basic Cardiac Life Support), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support), and CCRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse) (not required, but highly preferred).

Basic Statistics with a grade of “B” or better within five years prior to entry.


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