Part-time Enrollment

ELMSN students must maintain full-time status in the nursing program. A part-time program plan is not available for pre-licensure students.

Post-licensure ELMSN students seeking to change their status from full-time to part time enrollment must follow the procedures outlined for MSN students below.

MSN students need to indicate upon admission whether they are requesting full-time or part-time status. Any student seeking to change their status from full-time to part-time enrollment in the MSN or post-licensure ELMSN program must follow the steps outlined below:

  • Prior to taking action (withdrawal from or enrollment in courses), discuss issues regarding part-time status with their assigned nursing advisor;
  • After discussion with the advisor, submit, in writing, a request for part-time enrollment to the MSN/ELMSN Coordinator. This written request should be submitted prior to the semester in which the change in status is desired;
  • Upon approval by the RAP Committee or the Dean, schedule an appointment with the MSN/ELMSN Coordinator to sign a new academic program contract;
  • Use the new part-time status academic program contract as the contractual guide for subsequent enrollment in the nursing curriculum.

DNP students need to indicate upon admission whether they are requesting full-time or part-time status. Any student seeking to change their status from full-time to part-time enrollment in the DNP programs must follow the steps as outlined below:

  • Prior to taking action (withdrawal from or enrollment in courses), discuss issues regarding part-time status with their assigned nursing advisor;
  • After discussion with the advisor, submit, in writing, a request for part-time enrollment to the PMHNP Lead Faculty Member, or FNP Lead Faculty Member, depending on what program you are in. This written request should be submitted prior to the semester in which the change of status is desired;
  • Upon approval by the RAP Committee or the Dean, schedule an appointment with the PMHNP Lead Faculty Member, or FNP Lead Faculty member, depending on what program you are in; to sign a new academic program contract;
  • Use the new academic program contract as the contractual guide for subsequent enrollment in the nursing curriculum.

Enrollment management in nursing is very important because of clinical agency expectations, capacity, and demand. A change in any student’s enrollment status affects others. Requests to convert to or from full-time status to or from part-time status must follow this same process. Students should be aware that returning to full-time status following part-time enrollment is on a space-available basis and cannot be guaranteed.