Graduate Entry Pre-Specialty in Nursing (GEPN)

The GEPN Program is the first of a three-year, full-time course of study that combines preparation in basic nursing with advanced preparation in a clinical specialty.

Students are offered experiences in acute-care hospital units and community settings to achieve YSN’s overall mission of better health for all people. Upon completion of the pre-specialty year, students continue their graduate studies in theory, practice, and research within their chosen nursing specialty areas and concentrations.

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GEPN Application Requirements:

  • Online Application
  • Current Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  •  Three References (academic, professional, or clinical)
  • Un-official transcripts at the time of application 
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (required of all non-native English speakers)
  • Integrated and comprehensive essay (600 words)
  • Two short answer essays (150-300 words) 

GRE scores are no longer required for those with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and higher (only bachelor’s degrees are taken into consideration not pre-requisities taken separately). Those with a GPA under 3.0 will be required to take the GRE and score above 50th percentile to qualify for admission.

 Prompts to essay questions and short answer essays are available in the application portal.