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.  GEPN, MSN and PMC application period is officially closed. Application for the DNP programs, Fall 2022 enrollment, has been extended to January 28, 2022.

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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). 


January 28, 2022

January 28, 2022



Clinical DNP *

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.

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 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

Three letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically through the online application system on or before the application deadline. 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 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 Do not choose Yale University from the dropdown menu.

International transcripts must be evaluated by a credentialing agency, such as Internation Education Evaluations (IEE) or World Education Services (WES). The report must include a course-by-course evaluation, as well as a certified English translation of all non-English transcripts and must be submitted before the application deadline.

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Yale School of Nursing
Attn: Admissions
West Campus
Office #11501
P.O. Box 27399
West Haven, CT 06516-0972
  Yale School of Nursing
Attn: Admissions
West Campus
Building 400
Office #11501
300 Heffernan Drive
West Haven, CT 06516