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Common Questions

Are there any prerequisite courses for admission?
There are no specific prerequisite courses; however, we require all students have a bachelor of science degree and at least one year of RN critical care experience (intensive care unit, mobile intensive care unit, surgical intensive care unit, coronary care unit, cardio-thoracic intensive care unit, cardiovascular intensive care unit, pediatric intensive care unit, neonatal intensive care unit.)

What is the timeline for the admissions process?
To simplify and facilitate the admissions process, RFUMS utilizes the Nursing Centralized Application Service.

Our application opens August 23, 2017 and closes January 31, 2018. Applications are not accepted after that time. Please allow plenty of time to complete all application requirements prior to the deadline.

How can I check on my application status?
During the NursingCAS portion of the application process you will need to track the status of your application using the tracking information supplied to you by NursingCAS. Once your application has been transmitted to our University, you will receive an email confirming receipt of your verified application.

When are interviews held?
Interviews will be held on-campus starting in March.

When does the program start?
Students will start in late May.

How long is the program?
DNP Entry Level Program: 36 months

What is the class size?
We seek to enroll 25 students.

Can I transfer into the program?
The College of Health Professions typically does not accept transfer students. However, on a case-by-case basis, the admissions committee will review graduate coursework to award credit.

How can I get in touch with the Admissions Office?
Email us:
Call us: 847-578-3204
Our address: Rosalind Franklin University
CHP Admissions
3333 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, IL 60064