WHO CAN APPLY TO THE USU GRADUATE SCHOOL OF NURSING?
Uniformed personnel with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing may apply to the MSN and DNP programs. Acceptance is contingent upon approval of the sponsoring agency or service. In order to be accepted, applicants must be active-duty officers in the Army, Navy, Air Force or Public Health Service.
There are 2 paths for entry into the PhD Program in Nursing Science- Bachelor’s Degree (BS or BSN) or Master’s Degree (MS or MSN). Both paths require an active RN license. Nurses from the uniformed services have priority for admission. Nurses employed in federal agencies are also eligible for admissions on a space-available basis.
CAN I TRANSFER CREDITS TO THE USU GRADUATE SCHOOL OF NURSING?
Yes, a maximum of 6 credits may be transferred into the DNP program and up to 9 graduate level credits will be considered in the PhD program assuming two conditions are met: 1) a grade of B or higher was achieved in the course being considered for transfer credit and 2) the Program Director has reviewed the course syllabus/description and authorized/approved the credit. Read more about the transfer credit requirements and process on the USU Registrar’s Transfer Credit page.
WHAT IS CAMPUS LIFE LIKE AT THE UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIVERSITY?
HOW MUCH IS THE TUITION?
There are no tuition costs or fees. Students incur obligated service according to the requirements of their sponsoring organization.
I'M A RESERVIST - CAN I APPLY?
No. If you are a reservist and want to attend USU/GSN, you would need to transition to Active Duty, and apply for a seat via one of the service’s educational program pathways (Army = LTHET, Navy = DUINS, Air Force = AFIT)
WHEN ARE THE APPLICATION DEADLINES?
The application deadline is August 15 for all branches of service.
I’M A CIVILIAN - CAN I APPLY TO THE MSN OR DNP PROGRAM?
No. You must be on Active Duty in the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Public Health Service.
WILL I NEED TO TRAVEL (GO TDY/TAD) TO GET CLINICAL HOURS/EXPERIENCES?
Yes. All MSN and DNP students will travel to obtain required clinical experiences. Travel information and PCS timelines are listed by specialty below
I’M A CIVILIAN - CAN I APPLY?
Nurses from the uniformed services have priority for admissions. Nurses employed in federal agencies are also eligible for admissions into the PhD program on a space-available basis.
WHO CAN APPLY TO THE PHD PROGRAM IN NURSING?
Nurses from the uniformed services have priority for admissions. Nurses employed in federal agencies are also eligible for admissions into the PhD program on a space-available basis. RNs with an active license and a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree are eligible to apply.
PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814