I am planning to apply to the DNP program at University of Washington for Fall 2017.
Now, I'm trying start my application.
Do you guys have any tips?
Don't be discouraged.
GO TO THE INFORMATION SESSIONS!
I cannot stress this enough. Everything you need to know to have a competitive application comes directly from the sessions. I would say that a large number of the people who actually attended the sessions are in my cohort. They have you sign in as well so I wouldn't be surprised if that figures into the scoring of your application. Also, much of the AACN's DNP essentials are tied into the application since those are the foundation of the program. Anything you can do to tie those essentials into your essay will help.
Ask questions and be assertive and proactive. Don't expect them to spoon feed you everything. You should do some basic searching on the UW Nursing website before you ask a question.
For those who don't have clinical experience, I wouldn't fret too much. If memory serves me, only one of the tracks requires recent clinical experience (Acute Care Adult Gero). A surprising number of people rolled straight from the BSN into a DNP.
Good luck to anyone who is applying. It was definitely the most challenging application packet I've filled out.
Last edit by MursingMedic on Nov 14, '16