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Graduate School of Nursing


Joining Forces Event

USU's Graduate School of Nursing is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013. It was established in 1993 with the Family Nurse Practitioner Program. Since then, it has grown in size and scope. Now, the GSN has four Master of Science in Nursing programs, three Doctor of Nursing Practice programs and a Doctor of Philosophy program.

“We’ve always been an incredible resource for military health care. Our focus has centered around warriors’ and their families’ health and well-being for decades now, and we’ve been hugely successful in these efforts,” said Ada Sue Hinshaw, PhD, dean of the GSN. “As a tribute to our vast array of accomplishments, we’ll celebrate both our heritage and triumphs with 20th anniversary commemorations that will include special guest speakers, research highlights and alumni achievements.”

GSN Application Checklist for MSN and DNP Programs

Application Form and Written Requirement
Mail completed documents no later than July 1st to:
 
Registrar, Graduate School of Nursing
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Road, Building E, Room 1045
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4712

Original Transcripts
Arrange to have original transcripts sent from all post-secondary education institutions you attended sent to the address above

GPA
Undergraduate and science GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale

GRE
Competitive applicants will have GRE quantitative scores greater than 525, verbal scores greater than 500 and analytical scores of 4 or higher for scores before August 2011. Competitive applicants will have GRE quantitative scores greater than 145, verbal scores greater than 153 and analytical scores of 4 or higher for scores after August 2011. School code: 5824, Department code: 0610

Three Letters of Reference
The letters (completed by your immediate supervisor, another person in your chain of command and an advanced practice nurse working in the specialty area that you are applying for) must speak to your clinical experience and future potential
GSN Advanced Practice Recommendation Form

Writing Requirement
Select one of the following topics and develop a 750 word response using APA format to cite all references:
 
Select one of the topics below and develop a 750 word response using APA format to cite all references. Acceptable format guidelines can be found at the Purdue Online Writing Lab.
 
Describe a clinical situation with ethical implications that you think has relevance to your future area of practice. Provide recommendations for responding to the situation based on your review of the literature.
 
Describe a clinical or organizational problem that you have encountered in your practice setting. Provide recommendations for responding to the problem based on your review of the literature.

Interview
Applicant may be asked to appear for an interview at the discretion of the program director after a preliminary review of academic credentials and application materials

Nursing license
Copy of current nursing license from any of the 50 states and territories

Curriculum vitae (must include all of the elements listed below)
  • Deployment history and brief description of role(s)
  • Work experience and brief description of all positions held
  • Organizational activities (e.g. quality improvement projects)
  • Leadership, educational and professional activities
  • Scholarly activities (publications, presentations, research, honors and awards)

Current Professional Certifications

Specific Program Requirements
Please review the requirements for each program when preparing your applications