Requirements for the Degree

The degree of Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) is conferred upon students who have satisfactorily completed the chosen course of graduate study at Yale and have met the other conditions prescribed by the School of Nursing. To be eligible for the degree, students in the Graduate Entry Prespecialty in Nursing (GEPN) must (1) successfully complete all prespecialty courses, (2) pass the National Council Licensure Examination—Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN), which is taken upon completion of the prespecialty year, and (3) successfully complete all specialty M.S.N. courses. Students who are registered nurses must satisfactorily complete their specialty program of study to be eligible for the degree.

Transfer credits are not accepted; however, selected courses may be waived based on review and approval by faculty.

One hour of credit per term is given for each hour of classroom work per week; one hour of credit per term is given for three hours of clinical work per week.