The Yale School of Nursing offers graduate-level programs. 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.  

Application Deadlines | Extended for GEPN, MSN, PMC

Application is now open for GEPN, MSN, DNP and Post Master’s Certificate Programs in Nursing. Deadlines for all programs are FIRM. Online application and ALL supporting materials should be received on or before the deadline specified (see table). 

YSN only enrolls new students once per calendar year, in late August.  Please note that the PhD in Nursing is facilitated by Yale’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. For more information see the Graduate School admissions page.

To learn more about our programs and receive bi-weekly emails with application tips, news, resources and other important information please submit our inquiry form.

At this time, the Clinical Doctor of Nursing Practice  program is not accepting applications from individuals residing in the following states: New York, Oregon, Washington.


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Post-MSN Certificate

Application Requirements

Submit completed online application  and pay a non-refundable application fee of $100.

Prerequisites for the GEPN Program

While there are no mandatory prerequisites for the GEPN program, we strongly encourage applicants, especially those without science based backgrounds, to take collegiate courses in human anatomy, human physiology, statistics and biophysical sciences. 

Letters of Recommendation

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

GRE | Code 3998

Scores from the GRE General Exam are required for all GEPN and MSN applicants. Registration information is available at The GRE needs to have been taken in the last five years. GEPN and MSN candidates should take the GRE no later than November 1 to ensure we have your official scores by November 15 deadline. To meet the needs of students who are unable to take the GRE at a test center due to public health concenrs, ETS is temporarily offering GRE test at home option.

English Language Proficiency

Scores from either TOEFL or IELTS are required of all non-native English speakers who have not received either a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree from a U.S. institution of higher learning or the international equivalent where instruction is provided in English. As a result, applicants with degrees from Australia, Canada (with the exception of Quebec), New Zealand, Singapore, Ireland and the United Kingdom are exempt from taking the English proficiency exam. To meet the needs of students who are unable to take the TOEFL at a test center due to public health concerns, ETS is temporarily offering a Special Home Edition test


All un-official transcripts should be uploaded to the online application portal. If admitted, candidates will be required to submit official transcripts electronically (parchment or eScrip) or mail directly from academic institution (s) in sealed envelopes. International transcripts must be evaluated by a credentialing agency, such as Educational Credential Evaluators. This includes a course-by-course evaluation, as well as a certified English translation of all non-English transcripts (must be submitted before the application deadline).

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