Yale School of Nursing, Yale University's Graduate Nursing Programs

Master's in Nursing


The Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) curriculum is designed to offer students an opportunity to become prepared as practitioners in selected specialties and in evidence-based research so that they may assume roles as clinician-scholars. 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 program of study in the School is viewed as preparation for a variety of leadership roles.

The Yale School of Nursing admits both registered nurses who have a baccalaureate degree and college graduates with no previous nursing education. The graduate nurse moves directly into a chosen area of clinical specialization. The curriculum places emphasis upon clinical competence and nursing scholarship. Each student is educated to function in an expanded role in the specialty area of his or her choice. Employers recognize the superior preparation Yale School of Nursing graduates receive and actively seek to recruit them.



Framework for Master's Program

Master's Outcomes

Master's Portfolio Requirements


General Enrollment Information


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YSN GEPN students write about their clinical practice experiences for the Creative Writing Awards

GEPN Program: YSN's Second Career Launching Pad

Looking Is Not Seeing, Listening Is Not Hearing
YSN students learn the art of observation at the Yale Center for British Art and Yale School of Music

A New Haven Native Finds a Home at Yale
Everol Ennis '09 has returned to his home city to pursue a master's degree in nursing