The application deadline for our DNP (Post-Master’s) program has been extended.  Applicants will be admitted on a rolling basis until the cohort is filled. The final deadline to submit an application is June 1, 2019.

Eligibility & Application Instructions

Applicants to the DNP program will apply for admissions through both the UCI Graduate Division and NursingCAS websites. Please highlight your academic and professional achievements in both applications.

A complete UCI Application includes and adheres to the following:

Application Notes

  • Both applications must be completed and paid in full
    – NursingCAS: $70; UC Irvine: $105 domestic / $125 international
  • An interview may be required for final selection of candidates
  • Additional information is available from UCI Graduate Division

International Applicants

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
  • A descriptive and inferential statistics course completed within 5 years of admission to the program with a grade of B or higher

November 8th Information Session

Tuition & Fees

2019 – 2020 Academic Year
Billed Student Fees Other Estimated Expenses
Tuition (per-quarter cost): $9,025* Books/Supplies: $1650
Laptop Computer: $1500

* 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.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

To be eligible for financial assistance, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 2. Please note that international students are not eligible for need-based financial aid and should not complete the FAFSA.

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 December 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:

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA):

Direct unsubsidized loan/Stafford or Direct PLUS loans

Foundation Scholarships:

American Nurse Practitioner Foundation Nurses Educational Funds (NEF) Scholarships

Nurses Educational Funds, Inc.
304 Park Avenue South 11th Floor
New York, NY 10010

March of Dimes Graduate Scholarships – Awarded to members of AWHONN or NANN, with focus on maternal-child nursing.

Education Services
March of Dimes
1275 Mamaroneck Ave.
White Plains, NY 10605

American Cancer Society -Awarded to applicant conducting cancer research.

The American Cancer Society
Extramural Grants Department
250 Williams Street NW, 6th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303-1002

Johnson & Johnson/AACN – Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars, awarded to minority students who agree to teach nursing after graduation.

NAPNAP Foundation Richardson DNP Scholarship – Awarded to NAPNAP members pursuing DNP education.

Apply – UCI
APPLY – NursingCAS
DNP (Post-Master’s)
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