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USU's Graduate School of Nursing was established in 1993 with the Family Nurse Practitioner Program. Since then, it has grown in size and scope. Now, the GSN has four Master of Science in Nursing programs, three Doctor of Nursing Practice programs and a Doctor of Philosophy program.

GSN Application Checklist for MSN and DNP Programs


Complete Online Application Form
Mail other completed documents to:

Office of the University Registrar / GSN Admissions
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Road, Building 79, Floor 1
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4712


Email to:


Original Official Transcripts
Arrange to have official transcripts sent from all post-secondary education institutions attended to the address above


GPA and Science Prerequisite
Undergraduate and science GPA, and course prerequisite (per specific program admission criteria)



Official GRE score report sent directly from ETS to USUHS 
School code: 5824, Department code: 0610


Three Letters of Reference

Please contact for preformatted recommendation form.


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 and Professional Certifications
Evidence of current nursing license from any of the 50 states and territories, and copies of current nursing certifications (per specific program admission criteria)

Curriculum vitae (must include all of the elements listed below)

  • Deployment history and brief description of role(s)
  • 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)
  • Education
  • Certifications and other training

Evidence Based Writing Requirement

(see online application for details)


Military Service Record

One page, service specific (ORB, OSR, SURF)