The Early Assurance Program offers the opportunity for early acceptance to UB’s DNP programs in Adult/Gerontology, Family and Psychiatric/Mental Health for well-qualified undergraduate students focused on becoming nurse practitioners.
The Early Assurance Program provides the advantage of allowing motivated students to begin working on their DNP while simultaneously obtaining work experience as an RN. Undergraduate students (at UB and other nursing schools) can apply to the nurse practitioner Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs after the fall semester of their senior year. Accepted applicants must complete the remaining degree requirements to attain their bachelor's degree in nursing and pass the NCLEX-RN before entering the DNP program on a part-time basis the following fall. Applicants admitted through the School of Nursing early assurance program will NOT be required to take the GRE or MAT and will receive full consideration for scholarships and federal traineeship awards upon matriculation.
The application process is now entirely online. In order to be considered for fall or summer admission without having to submit a GRE or MAT score, all of the following must be uploaded by the deadline:
Qualified applicants being considered for DNP acceptance through the Early Assurance Program may be invited for an admissions interview with School of Nursing faculty.
Applicants not accepted through the Early Assurance Program will not be precluded from applying to the School of Nursing through the standard application process that requires a GRE or MAT score, nor will it disadvantage the candidate in any way.