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As a leading academic institution, the UCSF School of Nursing continuously evaluates how well our educational programs are meeting the contemporary needs of our students and our ability to address the demands of the ever-evolving health care environment. To meet these goals and advance our educational mission, the school is excited to expand our doctoral education opportunities in 2023 to prepare more nurses to lead innovations in health care.
The school is launching a new BSN Entry to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) — Advanced Nursing Focus pathway, pending approval of the curriculum by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This new pathway will enable nurses with a BSN to pursue an advanced nursing specialty and DNP degree. Applications are now open for admission in 2024.
New admissions to the Master of Science and Post-Master's Certificate programs are closed. The school will also pause the Master’s Entry Program in Nursing (MEPN) while our evaluation of our academic offerings continues. Due to the pause of MEPN, the program option for licensed vocational nurses to study to become an RN is also paused. The decision to pause MEPN will be reassessed in fall 2025.
(Posted June 2, 2023; updated Sept. 7, 2023)
Beginning with the cohort enrolling in June 2024, students will apply through the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, pending all UC and California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) approvals. Applications for June 2024 entry are expected to open in late 2023, pending approvals.
For questions regarding the next application cycle, please contact the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis at [email protected].
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Important Notice to Undocumented Individuals & Potential Applicants
The UCSF School of Nursing welcomes applications for admission from undocumented individuals, such as those who qualify under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and/or AB540. Please visit the UCSF Undocumented Student Support Services website and UC Undocumented Student Resources website for more information.