Theonly321 5 Posts May 30, 2013 I, too, start the DNP program in August. I'm in the dual Acute care/Family track. I'm getting really nervous as August approaches. 2BlessedRN, I work at Methodist University as well, but in the MICU. I have been a nurse for 3.5 years, but only been at Methodist for a year and a half. As far as my stats, other than being a nurse for 3 and a half years, I was a critical care respiratory therapist for two years before going to nursing school. I, too, had great recommendations and a 3.5 GPA. I'm also certified as a CCRN.