A complete UCI application includes and adheres to the following:
*Please use the two essay prompts below and follow the guidelines to write your essays. Please don’t use the personal history statement and statement of purpose prompts that appear in the online application:
Due to federal guidelines, the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program does not satisfy the requirements for F-1 or J-1 study, due to the fact that it is a hybrid program. However, if you are here already on some kind of non-education related visa (marriage and family, work, etc.), you should be eligible to enroll in our program without trouble. We encourage you to check with our international center as well as an immigration attorney.
In addition to the above-mentioned items, international applicants must also submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.
For more helpful information on applying to UCI as an international student, see the UCI Graduate Division International Admissions page.
A MS degree in nursing from a CCNE or CNEA accredited college or university
A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
An active, unrestricted RN license for practice in the state where your DNP practicum occurs
One year of full-time US-based employment (or a minimum of 1800 hours) as a registered nurse by the start of the program
An undergraduate or graduate statistics course that will cover or did cover descriptive and inferential statistics. This statistics course must have been completed within 5 years of admission to the program with a grade of B or higher. If it has been longer than 5 years, this course can be taken online or in-person at a community college, a university/college, or university extension.
Do you have general questions regarding the DNP program? Connect with DNP advisor, Chanelle, when she goes live for an hour to answer any admissions or program questions you might have! The zoom session will start when she logs on at the respective day and time.
Every Tuesday at 10am starting on Oct. 20, 2020
Every Thursday at 4pm starting on Oct. 20, 2020
Thursday, Nov. 12 Drop In Hour is cancelled due to info session before it
Thursday, Nov. 26 Drop In Hour is cancelled due to Thanksgiving holiday
Limited Winter Hours: Please note that the School of Nursing will be closed for UC Irvine’s Winter Administrative Recess starting December 18th, 2020 and we will not return to the office until Monday, January 4th. During this time, we will not be able to respond to any emails, including those with questions about applications.
With a DNP degree from UCI, you’ll be able to practice at the highest level of the nursing profession.
In the DNP Post-Masters track, the DNP degree builds on master’s degree competencies and equips you with the skills and knowledge to:
Advance your career in nursing leadership and management
Lead quality improvement and practice initiatives to improve health care outcomes
Contribute to our profession as a nurse educator
The DNP degree will complete your educational journey as you pursue the career path most suited to your personal goals.
Tuition & Fees
2019 – 2020 Academic Year
Billed Student Fees
Other Estimated Expenses†
Tuition (per-quarter cost):
* Due to the structure of the program, we are unable to accept the UC Employee tuition discount. * The tuition, fees, and charges are estimates based on currently approved amounts. Actual tuition, fees, and charges are subject to change by the Regents of the University of California and could be affected by increases or reductions in State funding, or other developments. Accordingly, final approved levels (and thus your final balance due) may differ from the amounts shown. † Amounts for estimated expenses may vary.
UC Irvine, Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing will be offering a diversity scholarship and a UC Irvine School of Nursing alumni scholarship. The priority deadline for applicants who would like to be considered for School of Nursing scholarships is January 1st.
In addition to offsetting the cost of tuition, outside nursing-specific scholarships introduce you to organizations that can broaden your idea of what a nurse can accomplish and how nurses are needed in today’s society. The following organizations and programs provide financial aid for nursing students: