General Enrollment Information

New students are enrolled in the master’s program only once per year (in August). Fall and spring terms are sixteen weeks in length, and the summer term is eleven weeks long. As a condition of enrollment, all students are required to have Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate for the Healthcare Professional through the American Heart Association. Please send a copy of your certification to Melanie Pagan (melanie.pagan@yale.edu) in the Student Affairs office by August 1, 2018. If you are already certified, please be sure your certification is valid through August 1, 2019. Students must keep a valid American Heart Association BLS  certification for the Healthcare Professional throughout their studies at YSN.

Full-time study is required for students in the Graduate Entry Prespecialty in Nursing and is offered in all specialties. R.N.s have the option of full- or part-time study. The course schedule for part-time study is predetermined and will be dependent upon the specialty. General descriptions of the part-time study schedule can be obtained from the School’s Web site. Conversion from part-time to full-time study or the reverse is not normally permitted.

Nonmatriculated part-time study is available with the course instructor’s permission. A nonmatriculated student is limited to three courses per term. Students are permitted to apply up to six courses toward a degree program or a post-master’s certificate at the discretion of the Specialty Director and Associate Dean of Student Affairs.