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Non-Matriculated Courses & Registration

Non-Matriculated Students

Whether you are a student seeking prerequisite courses, a nurse thinking about returning to school, or a health care professional looking for personal and professional growth, we offer a full menu of courses for non-matriculated students. Enhance your career at a top-ranked nursing school.

Registering as non-matriculated student (student not enrolled in a degree program) gives you the opportunity to enroll in courses without being formally admitted to the UR School of Nursing.

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Recommended Classes for Non-Matriculated Students

Students are often interested in trying courses to get a taste of our programs or to complete coursework before applying to a degree program. We recommend the following classes for non-matriculated students in any of the specialization areas noted below.

Non-matriculated fall registration opens on July 8.

Refer to the Fall 2019 Non-Matriculated Course Schedule for course availability.

Courses of Interest to RN to BS program
NUR 378 Genetics
NSG 310 Nutrition and Health
NSG 301 Writing with Confidence, Clarity, and Style
NSG 311 Statistics for Evidence Based Practice in the Health Sciences

See also: arts and science courses available to meet the requirement

Courses of Interest to Accelerated Bachelor’s Program for Non-Nurses

See: online prerequisite courses for the Accelerated Bachelor’s & Master’s Programs. (Register at anytime)

Courses of Interest for Health Care Management Program
NUR 401* The Writing Workshop*
NLX 466 Epidemiology
NLX 464 Informatics, Process Improvement, and Value in Health Care
NLX 471 Trends in Health Economics, Policy and Regulations
NLX 473 Healthcare Financial Management 
NLX 474 Human Resource Management
Courses of Interest for CNL Program
NUR 401* The Writing Workshop*
NSG 363 Comprehensive Health Assessment Refresher
NLX 421 Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Pharmacology for Nurse Leaders and Educators
NUR 400*  Research Principles for Evidence-Based Practice*
NLX 466 Epidemiology
NLX 464 Informatics, Process Improvement, and Value in Health Care
Courses of Interest for Nursing Education Program
NUR 401* The Writing Workshop*
NSG 363 Comprehensive Health Assessment Refresher
NLX 421 Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Pharmacology for Nurse Leaders and Educators
NLX 430 Integrating Technology in Nursing Education
NUR 517 Teaching and Learning in Nursing
Courses of Interest for Nurse Practitioner Programs
NUR 401* The Writing Workshop*
NSG 363 Comprehensive Health Assessment Refresher
NUR 400*  Research Principles for Evidence-Based Practice*
NUR 403* Ethics and Public Policy in the Health Care System*
NUR 407 Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology
NUR 419 Advanced Pharmacology
Course of Interest to Family Nurse Practitioner Program
NUR 413 Family Theoretical Frameworks and Application to Nursing Care of Families
Course of Interest to Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program
NUR 436** Nursing Care of the High-Risk Neonate**
Courses of Interest to DNP Program
NLX 466 Epidemiology
NLX 464 Informatics, Process Improvement, and Value in Health Care
NLX 471 Trends in Health Economics, Policy and Regulations
Courses of Interest to All
NSG 435  Legal Nurse Consultant
NSG 488 RN First Assistant
*Students taking non-matriculated courses in a master’s program must take NUR 401 – The Writing Workshop, before enrolling in NUR 403. We also recommend taking NUR 401 before NUR 400, another writing intensive course. **We suggest and prefer NUR 436 students are baccalaureate-prepared and have NICU experience before starting the course.

 

Deadlines

Registration Deadlines

Students can enroll in a non-matriculated course before the class start date (reference the online prerequisites webpage for those specific registration deadlines).
  • Summer 2019 semester starts May 20
  • Fall 2019 semester starts Aug. 28
  • Spring 2020 semester starts Jan. 15

Course Cost

Tuition Rate

The tuition rate for non-matriculated students for the 2019-20 academic calendar year is:
  • $1,200*
    per credit hour, for undergraduate students
  •     $1,562*
    per credit hour, for graduate students


  • *Other fees may apply. Undergraduate non-matriculated students taking graduate level courses (400 or above) will be charged the graduate student rate. Employees at the University of Rochester may be eligible to receive a substantial tuition benefit.

Types of Courses

Courses for non-matriculated students are available in a variety of learning formats. See course descriptions above for course format. These include hybrid (mostly online with some in-person sessions), completely-online, Flex Track (work at your own pace online to meet a series of deadlines), and Fast Track (self-paced online course).

Dropping or Adding Courses

To drop or add a course, you should fill out a drop/add form available from the SON Registrar's Office or for an online course, email the registrar at SONRegistrar@urmc.rochester.edu. Please note:

  • Courses must be dropped prior to the second class session in order to receive a 100 percent course refund. See the School of Nursing's refund schedule. This is true even if you have University tuition benefits. There are no refunds on Online Prerequisite Fast Track Courses.
  • Courses added after the first day of classes require instructor's signature (on the Drop/Add form).
  • Courses dropped after the drop/add deadline will appear on the official transcript as "withdrawn failing" or "withdrawn passing."
  • Courses dropped after the withdrawal deadline will be recorded as "E."

Information for UR Employees

For University tuition benefits policies and forms, visit the tuition benefits homepage. The tuition waiver form alone does not register you for a course; you must still complete the Non-Matriculated Registration form. Courses covered under the University of Rochester's tuition benefits package must be completed with a satisfactory grade in order for the course to be paid for by the University.

Courses that are not dropped prior to the first day of classes will be paid for by the student according to the University's refund schedule. 

In addition, taking an incomplete in a course will result in the course not being paid for until the course is complete - late fees and account holds may result. UR tuition benefits are limited to courses completed within six months after the end of the course.

Please note: If you are utilizing tuition benefits for graduate or non-credit courses, your courses may be taxable. Please visit the Taxability of Employee Tuition Benefits webpage for information to help you determine whether graduate tuition assistance benefits are taxable and how much tax will be withheld from your paycheck.