UC Davis, UCSF MSN-DNP programs

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There is an obscure scholarship where I could potentially get free tuition only at a UC California nursing school program only.  I'll be graduating with my MSN next year.  Is anyone familiar with the difficultly of getting accepted to a MSN-DNP program within the UC system?  Is it highly competitive or not at all?  In theory I could go to any of the 4 nursing programs, but probably prefer UC Davis or UCSF.

FullGlass, BSN, MSN, NP

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Specializes in Psychiatric and Mental Health NP (PMHNP).

The UC nursing schools have competitive admissions.  Sometimes the website will provide what % of applicants are accepted.

If you are interested, then apply to some of the schools!  You won't know until you try.

Good luck

FullGlass said:

The UC nursing schools have competitive admissions.  Sometimes the website will provide what % of applicants are accepted.

If you are interested, then apply to some of the schools!  You won't know until you try.

Good luck

There are some old statistics on the website, but the number of doctoral students are minimal.  Looks like 24 in past years.  Admit rate is >60%.  Undergraduate is much lower.  Maybe 2%.

FullGlass, BSN, MSN, NP

2 Articles; 1,698 Posts

Specializes in Psychiatric and Mental Health NP (PMHNP).

UCSF and UCLA are going to be the most difficult to get into.  My advice is to apply to at least 1 "aspirational" school like UCSF, 1 or 2 moderately competitive schools, and 1 "safe" school.  

Is the scholarship only for UC?  Not for any of the state colleges?  

FullGlass said:

UCSF and UCLA are going to be the most difficult to get into.  My advice is to apply to at least 1 "aspirational" school like UCSF, 1 or 2 moderately competitive schools, and 1 "safe" school.  

Is the scholarship only for UC?  Not for any of the state colleges?  

The only choices are UC Irvine, UCSF, and UCLA.  Yes, the scholarship is only for the UC system schools.  That would be a greater number if it wasn't just nursing and a DNP.  Like UC Berkley doesn't have nursing.  UC Merced has nursing, but not a DNP.  I did a little more research and UC Irvine's program looks a tad more interesting since they require just a few visits throughout the whole program.  They require 1 campus visit per quarter.

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