Eligibility & Application Instructions

Applicants to the MEPN program will apply for admissions through the UCI Graduate Division website.

A complete application includes and adheres to the following:

  • A personal history statement (guidelines)
  • A statement of purpose (guidelines
  • Three letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf (submission directions)
    – letters must be from a combination of most recent clinical employer/supervisor & college faculty member
  • A current resumé
    – include academic honors/recognition, healthcare-related volunteer and work activities, leadership positions, and bilingual abilities, etc.
  • A completed Prerequisite Checklist
  • Unofficial transcripts from all universities/institutions (guidelines)
  • International Students need to supply TOEFL or IELTS English test scores (guidelines)
    – review additional international admissions information

Application Notes

  • Despite the program’s summer start, when applying select “fall entry” 
  • An interview may be required for final selection of candidates
  • Additional information is available from UCI Graduate Division
  • A non-nursing baccalaureate from a regionally accredited institution
    – must be completed by December 31st preceding the program start date
    – degree standards must be equivalent to that of the University of California
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Completion of prerequisite courses with a grade of C or higher
    – must be completed by December 31st preceding the program start date

    1. Statistics
    2. Psychology (preferably human development lifespan)
    3. Sociology/Cultural Anthropology
    4. Anatomy with lab
    5. Physiology with lab
    6. Microbiology with lab
    7. General chemistry OR chem course including a combination of inorganic, organic and biochemistry

Refer to the ASSIST system for approved and articulated courses

Admitted Student Profiles

Admission into the UC Irvine School of Nursing is competitive and highly selective. The number of students in the program is small due to the limited availability of clinical placements. Due to the increasing number of applicants and the selective nature of the program, it is strongly recommended that you research other nursing programs as well.

  • Fall 2019 MEPN applicants: 456
  • Fall 2019 MEPN admissions: 25 for 20 spots (5.5% admitted)
  • Average BS GPA: 3.59 GPA
  • GPA Range of admits (from BS institution): 3.30-3.98

October 17th Information Session

Tuition & Fees

Graduate Tuition & Fee Schedule (Academic Year 2018 – 2019)

All tuition, fees, and charges are subject to change without notice, and the University may impose additional tuition and fees. Consult the University Registrar’s website for the most up-to-date information.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

If you need help to pay for your studies, you may be eligible for several types of financial aid.
Visit UCI Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships to find out more about financial aid and scholarship options.

Additionally, please check the UC Irvine Financial Aid office’s database of external scholarships.

DNP (Post-Master’s)

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