Doctor of Nursing Practice Admissions Process

Complete the Application

Application instructions and a link to the on-line application may be found by visiting the Doctor of Nursing Practice application page.  To complete and submit your application, you will need the following:

  1. Scanned copies of unofficial transcripts from all colleges/universities you've attended.  Official transcripts will be required if you are accepted into the program.
  2. Scanned/Electronic copy of your current Curriculum Vitae or Resume.  Note that your CV or Resume must reflect one year of verifiable, full-time nursing practice experience.
  3. Scanned copy of your Registered Nursing license.
  4. Names and email addresses for three individuals from whom you will obtain letters of recommendation:
    1. A current or former supervisor.
    2. A Master's level (Advanced Practice Nurse preferred) or Doctoral level RN.
    3. Personal Colleague (RN, NP, MD, DO, PA, or nursing Faculty member).

Please note that letters from family members will not be accepted.

A non-refundable $50.00 application fee is required and will be paid when the application is submitted.

NOTICE:  Applications are being received pending WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) approval.

Transfer Credit

Transfer credit is available for applicants who have completed the Master of Science in Nursing degree program at TUC.  Clinical/Practicum Hours Transfer Credit is available for any applicant who has earned a Master's Degree in Nursing.  Full details are available on the School of Nursing Transfer Policy page.

Application Review

Representatives of the Admissions and Standards Committee will review the files of all candidates who submit all required materials prior to the posted deadline to determine whether or not they should be granted an interview.  Criteria used will include, but will not be limited to academic performance, professional experience, and fit-to-mission.


Eligible candidates are required to attend an in-person, panel style interview with members of the Admissions and Standards Committee.  


Decisions will be rendered within two weeks of the date of the interview.  Candidates may be accepted, assigned to the wait list, or denied.  Accepted candidates will be required to submit a non-refundable, non-transferrable acceptance deposit of $500.00 to secure their seat in the cohort. Upon matriculation, this deposit is credited towards the first semester tuition.

Multiple Deposit Policy

Applicants to the Touro University California (TUC) School of Nursing may also choose to apply to and submit seat deposits for other programs located at TUC or within the greater Touro College and University System (TUCS).  TUC applicants who have deposits at one or more TUC or other TCUS programs will be given until April 15th (for Summer starts) or June 1st (for Fall starts) to decide which program they wish to attend and will be required to withdraw from all other TUC/TCUS programs to which they have deposited.  TUC applicants who are accepted and who submit seat deposits after April 15th (for Summer starts) or June 1st (for Fall starts) will be required to immediately withdraw from any other TUC/TCUS program to which they have deposited.

Post-Acceptance Requirements

The School of Nursing requires specific immunizations which cannot be waived.  In addition, a background check is required prior to matriculation to verify eligibility for clinical rotations.  For further information regarding these requirements, please refer to our Post-Acceptance Requirements page.

Admissions Office Correspondence with Candidates

Unless otherwise noted, all correspondence is conducted via email.  Please be certain that you are able to receive emails from addresses and be sure to monitor your junk mail folder for errant messages.