Congratulations on deciding to take the next step toward earning your new DNP specialty
Please read the entire page before you begin the application. This content outlines all materials and resources you need on hand to complete your application. If you have any questions, please contact the UIC Nursing Graduate Admissions team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All required materials must be completed per application instructions.
Application Submission Details
Deadline: January 15
Decision Notification: Mid-March
*Please note some deadline exceptions may apply for our active military applicants. If you are active military, please reach out to email@example.com if you have any questions.
Step-by-Step Application Instructions (continued) Heading link
2. Select UIC Nursing Campus and Specialty
You will be prompted to select a UIC College of Nursing campus and specialty to apply to in the NursingCAS application. All UIC Post-DNP certificate applicants must select a campus and specialty in the application – applications are reviewed and applicants interviewed based on this selection. You may only apply to one campus and specialty per application term. Please note if admitted, any changes to campus and or specialty are subject to review and are not guaranteed.
3. Academic Credentials/Transcripts
All UIC graduate and professional applicants must submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended directly to NursingCAS. Click the following link for submitting your official transcripts and test scores guidance. Sending Your Official Transcripts and Test Scores to NursingCAS – Liaison (liaisonedu.com).
4. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Upload your most recent resume or CV that details educational background, work experience, honors/awards/activities directly to the NursingCAS application.
5. Application Essay
Within the NursingCAS application, you’ll be prompted to answer the following essay question. We recommend that you draft your responses to the questions before beginning your application.
- Please comment on your clinical practice experiences and how they have informed your choice of specialty.
6. Letter of Recommendation
Enter the name and email address for one recommender to your NursingCAS application. Your recommender will then receive an email with a link to log in to the NursingCAS Recommender Portal and submit a recommendation form. Please inform your recommender that the recommendation form is required; the system does not allow the option of uploading a separate letter.
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All applicants with completed and qualified applications will be contacted by the UIC College of Nursing for an application interview. The interview is a required part of the application process.