How to Apply

Important Dates:

Fall 2018 application coming Summer 2017. Deadlines for all programs are FIRM. Online application and ALL supporting materials should be received on or before the appropriate deadline noted. 

November 1, 2017: Application Deadline GEPN candidates

January 2, 2018: Application Deadline for PhD candidates

February 1, 2018: Financial Aid Application Deadline for GEPN/MSN candidates

February 1, 2018: Admissions Deadline for RN-MSN candidates and Post MSN Certificate program candidates

February 1, 2018: Application Deadline for DNP candidates 

Apply online:

The Yale School of Nursing is a graduate-level program. All applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. baccalaureate-level degree by the fall enrollment date. Candidates are evaluated on a number of variables including: evidence of motivation, academic ability, personal understanding of and propensity for advanced practice nursing, references, interview, and potential for continued constructive use of professional education.  

All official transcripts (in their originally sealed envelopes) should be submitted to the Office of Admissions either by the applicant or sent directly from the academic institution(s). (Applicants may also send electronic official transcripts from their schools – if this option is chosen, official electronic transcripts should be sent to Transcripts from international institutions are subject to the evaluation by the credentialing agency.

Please note: an official copy of all transcripts should be mailed to YSN, and an unofficial copy of each transcript should also be uploaded to the online application.

*Official transcripts should be mailed via US Postal Service to:

Yale School of Nursing
Attn: Admissions
Yale University West Campus
Room 11501
P.O. Box 27399
West Haven, CT 06516-0972

Transcripts being mailed via courier service should use the following address:

Yale School of Nursing
Attn: Admissions
Yale University West Campus
Building 400, Office #11501
300 Heffernan Drive
West Haven, CT 06516 

Letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically through the online application system. Please see the recommendation section of the application for more information. 

Re-application policy

Applicants to Yale School of Nursing who have applied three times to the same program without an offer of admission will not be allowed to reapply to that program again. 

The PhD in Nursing is facilitated by Yale’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. For more information see the Graduate School admissions page.

YSN only enrolls new students once per calendar year, in late August.

Please note Yale University’s Non-discrimination/Title IX Statement.