Summer Registration for GEPN, MSN, and DNP Students

Summer registration provides students with: (1) a defined role; (2) malpractice coverage; (3) access to University resources; and, (4) the YSN aegis/name. 

Payment of a fee entitles students to continued use of University resources. 

Two general categories of summer registration exist and are described below along with the accompanying fee structures: 

A. Required Summer Coursework 

Some students are required to register for classes in the summer term as part of their plan of study (GEPN, DNP and some MSN specialties). 

• GEPN students are required to register for the summer term and pay summer tuition. 

• MSN and DNP students whose plan of study requires summer courses must register for their respective summer course work. 

• If a student receives credit for clinical course work during the summer, payment cannot be received for that work. 

If a student receives a grade of “Temporary Incomplete” for a course and must do academic and/or clinical work during the summer, the student must adhere to the Request for a Grade of Incomplete policy and submit the incomplete grade form to maintain registration for the course during the summer period. 

Any student engaged in clinical practice without a formal course registration and Clinical Experience Agreement with current Schedule A will not be considered an enrolled student and will, therefore, not be covered by the School’s malpractice insurance. 

B. Elective Summer Course work: research, independent study or summer elective 

Any work on a research project that occurs after the last day of the spring term and requires access to a faculty advisor as well as YSN and University resources, is officially considered a summer term coursework. All students collecting data in the summer must work with a faculty member, register for summer research work, and pay the corresponding per credit rate. 

Similarly, any coursework taken as an elective (i.e. not required by the student’s plan of study) over the summer term will be subject to a per credit rate. 

In order to register for elective coursework (i.e. independent study, research, summer course), the student must register and pay for summer coursework or independent study at a per credit rate. Credit hours will be calculated according to the standard formula used by the School of Nursing. 

Students who wish, for convenience, to submit an Institutional Review Board application after spring classes end, but before the start of the fall term, and who do not intend to collect data or seek agency clearance until the fall term may do so without registering for summer coursework and paying the per credit rate. 

All students intending to register for summer courses work must contact the School’s Registrar during the spring term and complete appropriate forms by the April deadline. Any MSN specialty student taking summer course work as per their plan of study must also have an approval from their Specialty Director to complete summer course registration. 

Approved by Executive Committee 3/30/2020 

Approved by BPO 5/20/2020