Special (non-degree) Students

School of Nursing

Special students are those enrolled in one or more non-clinical courses but not admitted to the master's degree program. A limit of 7 credit hours is permitted in this status. Successful completion of courses taken as a special student does not guarantee admission to the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.

To be considered as a special student, an applicant must submit a completed registration form with transcripts and the non-refundable application fee at least two weeks before registration. Acceptance into a course is dependent upon availability of space and facilities after full-time and part-time students have been registered.

Registration as a special student requires approval by the Registrar. All University and School of Nursing regulations, including the Honor System, apply to special students. Special students who desire to change to regular student status must make application for admission to a specialty following regular procedures. Special Student status is not meant to imply or guarantee admission to the School of Nursing.

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