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Common Questions

Are there any prerequisite courses for admission?
We do not require any specific coursework. We require all students have a Masters of Science Degree and current certification as a certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.

What is the timeline for the admissions process?
To simplify and facilitate the admissions process, Rosalind Franklin University will utilize the RFU Centralized Application Service (RFUCAS).
Applications will open August 1, 2016 with rolling admissions for four start terms.

Fall(2017) Winter Spring Summer
Begins August 14, 2017 Begins November 14, 2016 Begins February 27, 2017 Begins May 30, 2017
Deadline July 17, 2017 Deadline October 16, 2016 Deadline January 29, 2017 Deadline April 30, 2017

Application materials must be submitted by the deadline date indicated for the quarter in which you wish to matriculate.

How can I check on my application status?
Once your application has been verified through RFUCAS, Rosalind Franklin University will send you an email confirming receipt of your application. You can check on your application with the Admissions Office at: (847) 578-3204 or via email at

What is the program start date?
The 24 month program of study begins each quarter of each year.

How long is the program?
DNP Completion Level Program: 24 Months, part-time.

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