Transgender Non-Binary (Trans NB) Health Care for Advance Practice Nurses and PAs

Apply now to the Transgender NB CPA

Application Fee

A $75 non-refundable application fee must be paid through the application system after the application is submitted.


Fee waivers are granted to military service members and veterans, members of the Peace Corps and Americorps, Columbia Nursing alumni, and applicants who can demonstrate financial hardship. Applicants can complete the Fee Waiver Request Form at least three weeks prior to the application deadline.


A personal statement is required on the application. The essay should be uploaded to the application as a PDF file.

  • Personal Statement: Describe the current access to transgender non-binary healthcare in your practice. How will your new knowledge improve the care for trans NB patients?​​​​
    • Essay Requirements: Two double-spaced pages (12-point font/one-inch margins)

Resume or CV

Applicants will be asked to provide their professional affiliations, awards/commendations, interests, hobbies, and community service involvement on the application. Applicants will also be asked to upload their resume/CV to the application portal. The resume/CV should be uploaded as a PDF in order to ensure proper formatting.

There is no page limit required for the resume/CV. In addition to academic and professional experience, applicants should include hobbies, interests, honors, awards, and travel experience. This type of information will give the review committee an opportunity to gain a more holistic understanding of the applicant.

Additional Information Regarding Application Processing and Review

Note that the applicant must submit all materials directly, not through an agent or third-party vendor, with the following exceptions: submission by the U.S. Department of State's Fulbright program; submission by Danish-American Fulbright (DAF); and submission by Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD).

The applicant will be required to attest to the accuracy and authenticity of all information and documents submitted to Columbia. If you have questions about this requirement, please contact the Office of Admissions at

Failure to submit complete, accurate, and authentic application documents consistent with these instructions may result in denial or revocation of admission, cancellation of academic credit, suspension, expulsion, or eventual revocation of degree. Applicants may be required to assist admissions staff and faculty involved in the admission reviews in verification of all documents and statements made in documents submitted by the student as part of the application review process.

All application materials will be verified by the Office of Admissions or a third-party vendor for enrolling applicants. Detailed information regarding this process will be distributed upon publication of admission decisions.