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Admissions DNP-MBA

Application to the DNP-MBA dual degree program begins by applying to and submitting most applicant credentials for the post-master's DNP program through the Nursing Central Application Service (NursingCAS), provided by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) at  Applications are considered on a rolling basis until all spaces in the entering class are filled and an appropriate wait list of alternate candidates is formed. Therefore, candidates are encouraged to begin the application process as soon as possible.  Application steps are outline on the post-master's DNP Admissions page.

Information Sessions

Join Us For An Info Session

To learn more about the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and other graduate nursing programs at Belmont University, please plan to attend an upcoming Information Session.  Spring Information Sessions will held on Sunday, February 18 at 2:00 p.m. and Tuesday, April 3 at 6:00 p.m.  To register, click on the link to the right.

Minimum Admission Requirements
Applicants must meet minimum requirements for admission to the DNP program and present a competitive application for the MBA program.  Admitted candidates must complete all prerequisites for the MBA program prior to fall enrollment.  MBA prerequisites can also be satisfied through the Summer Business Institute (SBI). The SBI is a Belmont-specific 10-credit, summer-based prerequisite accelerated program designed specifically for individuals who did not major in business as undergraduates. The program runs mid-May through early-August, with class meetings on most Tuesday and Thursday evenings (6:15 to 9:00 PM) and Saturdays (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM). Completion of the Summer Business Institute satisfies all Massey prerequisite course requirements, including finance competency. Visit the SBI website for more information.

Application Requirements
While this program requires only the NursingCAS application, all application requirements must be satisfied for both the DNP and MBA programs.

Items to Submit through NursingCAS
  • Application for admission to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (MSN-to-DNP) program, with Belmont University designated as a recipient.
  • Official transcripts.
  • At least two letters of recommendation.
Supplemental Items to Submit, after NursingCAS application is submitted:
  • A short email indicating your interest in applying for the DNP/MBA program sent to  Once received, the Admissions Office will work with you to complete your application appropriately.
  • A one- to two-page essay on how an MBA degree will help you achieve your goals as an advanced nurse practitioner, submitted via email as directed.
  • A current resume, submitted via email as directed.
Eligible candidates will be invited for separate interviews with each program. When possible, on-campus interviews will be coordinated depending on the status of application completion. If coordinated interviews or a second on-campus interview are not possible, a phone interview with a faculty member from the Massey Graduate School of Business may be arranged.

Acceptance to the DNP program does not guarantee admission to the MBA program. Each review is conducted on an independent basis.

For more information about the DNP-MBA admissions process, please contact Bill Nichols via email or by telephone at 615-460-6107.

Graduate Nursing  |  Phone: 615-460-6142
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