Coursework Only

If you’re interested in taking a course or two to get a head start at UMSON, to fulfill credits, or for personal or professional enrichment, you can register as a Coursework Only (non-degree) student.

How Coursework Only (CWO) Status Works:

  • You may take a maximum of two courses under this status.
  • You can count up to two courses toward a future degree program.
  • You can also use this option as a way to get a jump start on your coursework (for example, an admitted student could take CWO prior to starting classes in the fall).
  • Space is limited in many courses and degree-seeking students get priority registration.
  • CWO status does not qualify students for federal, state, or institutional financial aid.

Many students take advantage of CWO status to get a feel for what pursuing a graduate degree at UMSON will be like and to demonstrate their ability to be successful here. However, CWO status and performance in CWO courses does not guarantee admission to a degree program. If you plan to enroll in an UMSON degree program in the future, you must submit a new application and follow all admission policies.

We recommend reviewing our academic programs to explore the many ways we can help you achieve your educational goals.

Available Courses

Petitions to enroll for courses not listed here require approval from the Office of the Academic Deans. More information will be provided to CWO students wishing to take courses not on this list after admission to CWO status.

Courses recommended for students interested in later pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) plan of study:

  • NRSG 785: Professional Writing
  • NRSG 790: Methods for Research and Evidence Based Practice
  • NRSG 795: Biostatistics for Evidence-based Practice
  • NRSG 780: Health Promotion and Population Health
  • NRSG 782: Health Systems & Health Policy: Leadership & Quality Improvement

Courses recommended for students interested in later pursuing a BSN to Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) plan of study:

  • NRSG 790: Methods for Research and Evidence Based Practice
  • NRSG 795: Biostatistics for Evidence-based Practice
  • NRSG 780: Health Promotion and Population Health
  • NRSG 782: Health Systems & Health Policy: Leadership & Quality Improvement

Courses recommended for students interested in later pursuing a Master of Science degree plan of study:

  • NRSG 790: Methods for Research and Evidence Based Practice
  • NRSG 795: Biostatistics for Evidence-based Practice
  • NRSG 780: Health Promotion and Population Health
  • NRSG 782: Health Systems & Health Policy: Leadership & Quality Improvement
  • NURS 691: Organizational Theories: Applications to Health Service Management*

*This course is only for Nursing Informatics and Health Services Leadership and Management applicants.

Courses recommended for students interested in later pursuing a Post-Master’s DNP degree plan of study:

  • NRSG 785: Professional Writing
  • NRSG 790: Methods for Research and Evidence Based Practice
  • NRSG 795: Biostatistics for Evidence-based Practice

If already completed NRSG 785, 795, 790:

  • NDNP 804: Theory for Evidence-based Practice
  • NURS 810: Evidence-based Health Policy
  • NURS 834: Translating Evidence Practice

 

Coursework Only Admission Deadlines and Requirements

In this section:


Deadlines:

Semester Deadline
Fall Aug. 1
Spring Dec. 1
Summer May 1

The Admission Committee will review completed applications on a rolling basis and release decisions throughout the admission cycle. Space may be limited so applicants are highly encouraged to apply early and well in advance of the deadline. If you are accepted, you will receive notification and more details on course registration, tuition status, compliance requirements, etc.


Qualifications:

  • an earned bachelor’s degree from a four year institution or equivalent
  • an overall GPA of 2.75

Application Materials:

Materials

Submission Guidelines

Online Application and non-refundable $75 application fee.

Start your application now.

Official transcripts. An official transcript from every institution previously attended or currently attending must be submitted in a sealed envelope, as prepared by the sending institution. Electronic transcripts from University System of Maryland institutions will be accepted in lieu of official, sealed transcripts.

Submit by mail to:
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Office of Student and Academic Services
655 West Lombard Street, Suite 102
Baltimore, MD 21201-1579

Residency classification. Applicants who are claiming in-state (Maryland) residency MUST apply for in-state status. 

Complete a residency application and submit it using the instructions supplied on the application.


If you have questions regarding the admissions requirements or process, contact the Office of Admissions to avoid errors that could delay the processing of your application.