Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

The Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) curriculum is designed to prepare students as practitioners with selected specialties and evidence-based practice. Nurses in advanced practice are health care professionals committed to the delivery and study of high-quality clinical service. The program of study at YSN is viewed as preparation for a variety of leadership roles that will help shape the health care system of the future.

MSN students at Yale who enter as an RN move directly into a chosen area of clinical specialization with a curriculum that places emphasis on clinical competence and nursing scholarship. Each student is educated to excel in an expanded role in the specialty area of his or her choice. Employers recognize the superior preparation that YSN graduates receive and actively seek to recruit them.

MSN for Registered Nurses: Fall, 2020 is November 1, 2019

All MSN candidates for admission are required to submit the following:

  • Online Application

  • Non-refundable application fee of $100 payable by credit card at the time the application is submitted.

  • Current Resume/Curriculum Vitae

  • Essay (400 -600 words), plus two short answer essay (separately) (150 - 300 words) for each question.

  • One official transcript from each college or university attended mailed to Yale School of Nursing. Unofficial transcripts should be uploaded to the online application.

  • Three letters of recommendation (academic, professional, or clinical) submitted electronically through the online application system.

  • Scores from the GRE General Exam. (Note: The GRE requirement can be waived for applicants with a previously completed masters or doctoral degree.).  Registration information available at  YSN’s GRE code is 3998. GRE should have been taken within the last five years. GEPN and MSN candidates should take the GRE no later than mid-October. 

  • International transcripts must be evaluated by a credentialing agency, such as World Education Service or Educational Credential Evaluators. This includes a course-by-course evaluation, as well as a certified English translation of all non-English transcripts. International applicants should also review: International Applicants Information