Graduate Entry Prespecialty in Nursing (GEPN)

The Graduate Entry Prespecialty in Nursing (GEPN) is a plan of graduate study leading to a MSN, designed for entrants with no nursing background. Requires two terms and one summer session in addition to the two-year specialization sequence.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Nurses in advanced practice are professionals committed to the delivery and study of high-quality clinical service: responsible, accountable, and with the authority to help shape the health care system of the future. The MSN program of study in the School is viewed as preparation for a variety of leadership roles.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Yale's DNP Program is an aggregates/systems and healthcare organizations specialty-focused program. We are redefining education at Yale with our pioneering hybrid (residential and online) degree format as our graduates work to expand the definition of nursing itself.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

YSN prepares expert nurse scholars in understanding health care issues and delivery while advancing the development of nursing knowledge.

Academic Calendar

The academic calendar is a list of key dates related to the academic terms, official breaks, and deadlines.

Joint Degrees

Joint degree options for study at Yale School of Nursing with Yale's Divinity and Public Health Schools.


Experience the academic breadth of the School of Nursing -- and the entirety of Yale University -- in addition to your specific program of study.

Post-Master's Certificates

Post-master's certification at YSN is available in four areas: adult/gerontology acute care nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner, pediatric nurse practitioner, and psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner.

Pre-Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Research

Yale School of Nursing offers several post-doctoral fellowships that provide fellows the opportunity to gain mentored training in the development of independent programs of research. Fellows participate in coursework, research seminars, faculty-sponsored and independent research, and national/international conferences. Mentoring in grantsmanship and dissemination of research are integral components of the training.