Frequently Asked Questions

Admissions to GEPN, Direct Master’s, Post Master’s and DNP

What programs are offered at YSN

Programs offered include: GEPN (non-nurse college graduate) Direct Master’s (college graduates who hold an Registered Nurse (RN) degree, Post Master’s Certificate (Master’s prepared Nurse Practitioners’) who wish to be certified in another specialty) and DNP (Master’s prepared nurses).

When do applications open for the fall of 2019 (GEPN July 1, 2018)?

  • GEPN Program (non-nurse college graduates) 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.
  • Deadline – October 1, 2018 extended to November 1, 2018
  • To apply:  nursing.yale.edu – Admissions – How to Apply – click link:  https://apply.nursing.yale.edu/apply.
  • GRE General Exam is required (school code:  3998).
  • Scores from either the TOEFL or the IELTS are required of all non-native English speakers.
  • 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.
  • Take National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) after your first year – 2nd and 3rd years are focused on your specialty.
  • No required prerequisites – suggested courses include:  Human Anatomy I and II, math and sciences courses can be taken at a Community College especially for applicants whose degrees were not rich in math and science.
  • Tuition first year approximately $63,212 (includes the summer), second and third year approximately $45,382.

When do applications open for the fall of 2019 (July 1, 2018) Direct Masters, Post-Masters Certificate and DNP

  • Direct Master’s Program (college graduates who are licensed as RN’s) The Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) curriculum is designed to prepare students as practitioners with selected specialties and evidence-based practice.
  • Two years of full time study or three or four years on a part time basis.
  • Deadline – November 1, 2018 (Extended to December 14th).
  • To apply:  nursing.yale.edu – Admissions – How to Apply – click link: https://apply.nursing.yale.edu/apply.
  • GRE General Exam is required (school code:  3998).
  • Scores from either the TOEFL or the IELTS are required of all non-native English speakers.
  • 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.
  • One year of clinical experience is preferred but not mandatory.
  • Tuition approximately $46,592 per year full time, part time is determined per term according to the total number of years it takes to complete the degree requirements.Post Master’s Certificate in Nursing Program
  • Post Master’s Certificate in Nursing Program (is designed for Master’s prepared NP nurses who wish to specialize and will be able to be certified as an NP in a different specialty).
  • Deadline:  November 1, 2018.
  • To apply:  nursing.yale.edu –  Admissions – How to Apply – click link: https://apply.nursing.yale.edu/apply
  • Usually takes two years to complete the program, plan of study is designed by Specialty Director.
  • GRE is not required.
  • Tuition is $24,082.
  • DNP Program
  • Judith Kunisch – Lecturer in Nursing and Director of the DNP Program
  • The post-masters Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is designed for mid-career nurses who wish to become innovative health care leaders by building on their previous education and experience while gaining practical leadership skills at YSN and in the field.
  • Deadline:  January 15, 2019.
  • A three year part time hybrid program – on line and on campus.
  • GRE is not required.
  • Candidates must submit a writing sample with their application. This may be a copy of master’s thesis or praxis, research paper, article, or a piece of professional writing from a journal or newsletter.
  • Eligible applicants must hold a master’s degree in nursing or a related field (i.e. MPH, MBA, MHA) and a current license to practice as a registered nurse in the United States. (Connecticut licensure is not required.) If the applicant’s BS degree is not in nursing, the master’s degree MUST be in nursing. 
  • Graduate level Statistics course is required.
  • Tuition is approximately $30,872 per year.Prequired.hD Program or MSN/PhD

  • PhD Program or MSN/PhD
  • Dr. David Vlahov – Associate Dean for Research PhD Program Director
  • Yale’s PhD program is designed to prepare nurse scientists seeking to conduct cutting edge research that links to theory and clinical practice.
  • Deadline:  January 2, 2019.
  • Full time in -residence program.
  • The PhD program is administered by the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. For more information about the admissions process please refer to Office of Admissions at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; or contact them by email at graduate.admissions@yale.edu.
  • Fields of study within the PhD program include chronic conditions (e.g., diabetes, obesity cardiovascular disease, cancer, HIV/AIDS, sleep disorders), self- and family-management, maternal and child health, policy and politics of health care, global health, health equity and care of vulnerable populations, acute and critical care, end-of-life and palliative care, along with school- and community-based interventions.
  • All tuition and fees are fully funded with a stipend and health benefits (only PhD Program not MSN/PhD.)