Deadlines and Process

The University of California, San Francisco’s School of Nursing takes great pride in being a national leader in nursing, and as such, continuously reviews our educational programs for quality and consistency to national requirements. Currently, we are reviewing all of our professional nursing degree programs (Master’s-Entry in Nursing, Master of Science program including the Post-Master’s certificate program, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice) to ensure that they meet required and anticipated regulatory changes.

During this period of review, there is no application period for our Master's Entry Program in Nursing in fall 2022. If you would like to be notified when new program information is available, please complete our brief interest form


Application Review Policies and Process

After the application deadline, the Office of Student Affairs will review each application. Applicants should review their online account status after the deadline to ensure all required components have been received. Applicants whose application packets are missing required materials, are ordinarily allowed a brief period after the submission deadline to forward any remaining necessary materials.

You can check the status of your application by returning to the online application system and signing into your account. Because of the high volume of MEPN applications received by the Office of Student Affairs, we ask that you avoid telephoning our office to check the status of your submitted application. If you have questions, please consult our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Plan ahead in advance of the application deadline. Like any web resource, temporary problems may interfere with your access to our servers. Allow enough advance time before deadlines to ensure your application is fully completed. 

      Important Notice to Undocumented Individuals & Potential Applicants

      The UCSF School of Nursing welcomes applications for admission to the MEPN program from undocumented individuals, such as those who qualify under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and/or AB540. Please visit the UCSF and UCOP websites for more information as well as the UC Principles of Support of Undocumented Members of the UC Community.

      The California Board of Registered Nursing now accepts both Social Security Numbers as well as Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers. Undocumented students must be willing to obtain an ITIN or SSN to take the licensure exam (RN-NCLEX) to become a Registered Nurse, as well as go through the DACA work permit process. No other identifying information is accepted. Licensure is required for students to matriculate from the first year of study in MEPN to the second and third years of the program, by state law.