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 | GEPN, MSN, PMC, DNP
YSN only enrolls new students once per calendar year, in late August. Application for all programs, Fall 2022 enrollment, is now open.
To open an application, please visit: https://apply.nursing.yale.edu/apply/
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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.
Online application and ALL supporting materials should be received on or before the deadline specified (see table).
November 1, 2021
early decision - November 1, 2021
Healthcare Leadership, Systems & Policy DNP
*The Clinical Doctor of Nursing Practice program is not accepting applications from individuals residing in the following states: New York, Oregon, Washington.
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 complete or be in the process of completing collegiate courses in anatomy & physiology (I & II), general chemistry (or higher level chemistry course ) and microbiology. Yale will require these four courses as pre-requisites beginning with the class entering September, 2023.
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 & Minimum GPA
Scores from the GRE General Exam are no longer required for GEPN and RN-MSN applicants with a cumulative GPA from their conferred bachelor’s degree of 3.0 and higher. Weighted average will be used for those with more than one bachelor’s degree.
Those with a cumulative/weighted GPA lower than 3.0 will be required to take the GRE and score above 50th percentile on all section to be eligible to apply. Applicants that do not have a GPA listed on final transcript will be required to take the GRE as well.
PMC and DNP applicants have been, and continue to be, exempt from GRE testing.
Those that need to take the GRE’s (conferred degree cumulative GPA lower than 3.0) should register at www.ets.org/gre. If using older scores, the GRE needs to have been taken in the last five years. GEPN and RN-MSN candidates should take the GRE no later than October 1 to ensure we have official scores by the November 1 deadline.
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. Electronic transcripts should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not choose Yale University from the dropdown menu.
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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