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Non-Degree Graduate Courses

Graduate Non-degree applications are accepted for those who wish to begin nursing classes but have not formally applied for admission. Class registration is on a space available basis and the College of Nursing permits no more than 9 credit hours of non-degree courses to go towards a degree-earning program.  Students enrolling in non-degree graduate courses must have a Bachelor's degree in nursing.

The courses available to non-degree students are:

  • NGR 6110 Advanced Nursing Practice Grounded in Caring
  • NGR 6141 Advanced Pathophysiology*
  • NGR 6811 Philosophical & Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice Roles
  • NGR 6812 Nursing Research & Evidence-Based Practice
  • NGR 6891 Advanced Nursing Practice: Leadership, Policy & Finance

Non-degree registration and semester start dates for classes are posted on the Registrar's academic calendar here.

* For applicants who intend to seek a degree in the future, please check concentration course sequence before enrolling in non-degree courses.

Non-Degree Registration Procedure

Steps to obtain approval for registration: (click on links for documents) 

  • Step 1: A non-degree application - mailed or delivered in person. The non-degree application requires a $30.00 application fee in check or money order (ONLY) submitted with the forms. Follow the instructions at the following link:http://www.fau.edu/registrar/pdf/Docs/Non_Degree_Enrollment.pdf.
  • Step 2: The non-degree residency/instruction form Residency Form. Students must complete residency through this portal. 
  • Step 3: Required Immunization Form must be faxed, mailed, or delivered in person to Student Health Services (not registrar). Please visit Students Health Services.
  • Step 4: After Step 1-3 is complete, email the respective registration contacts (below) to obtain authorization to register for the section that you choose.  Include your Z numberand the CRN number for the section you are choosing.  See Departmental Course Schedule for section availability.
    • For general non-degree request: contact pattersonm@health.fau.edu, 561-297-6261
    • Non-degree students are only allowed to register just prior to the start of each term.
    • For registration questions, please call  561-297-6261