Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing

GSN Application Checklist for MSN and DNP Programs

Application Form and Written Requirement
Mail completed documents no later than August 15 to:
Registrar, Graduate School of Nursing
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Road, Building E, Room 1040
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

Undergraduate and science GPA (per specific program admission criteria)

Competitive GRE scores.
School code: 5824, Department code: 0610

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.

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)
  • 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)
  • Deployment history and brief description of role(s) (if appropriate)

Current Professional Certifications
(per specific program admission criteria)

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