Individuals with BSN or MSN degrees may enroll in one or two classes on a non-degree basis as a nondegree, visiting student. Acceptance is on a space-available basis, and visiting students may only enroll in didactic classes.
Acceptance as a visiting student does not increase or decrease your chances to be accepted as a degree student. Acceptance as a visiting student does not imply that you will be accepted to a degree program, or post-master's certificate program.
MSN classes (GNUR 5000-7999): Visiting students may enroll a maximum of two classes (either two in one term, or one each in two terms). Courses often taken by visiting students include Pathophysiology, one of the four MSN core classes, Role I: Acquisition, or graduate-level electives. Pharmacology, Advanced Health Assessment, and clinical courses are not available to visiting students. Students must have completed a recent class in statistics (with grade of B or better) to enroll in any of the MSN core classes (GNUR 6050, 6052, 6054, or 6056). The statistics class needs to have been completed within the past five (5) years.
Doctoral classes (GNUR 8000 or above): Visiting students may take only one doctoral-level class per semester. Applicants will need to obtain the permission of the individual course instructor to enroll in the course. GNUR 8210 (fall semester) is recommended as a first course to take if you are considering the PhD program. If you are considering the DNP program, please contact the Assistant Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid to inquire about space availability.
Students who receive a failing grade (less than a B-) in a course as a visiting student will not be permitted to take additional courses in the School of Nursing.
Students should submit the Application for Permission to Enroll (see below) and a transcript showing that a BSN has been earned (not needed for UVA graduates) by the deadlines below.
Fall Semester - August 1
Spring Semester - December 1
Summer Session - May 1
Please email the Admissions Office at email@example.com when you have submitted a Visiting Student application.
This application should be completed by visiting, non-degree students who wish to enroll in any course at the University. Be sure to indicate that you are applying for a School of Nursing class (and which specific class) on the Academic Information page of the application.
Those fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required fields. You will need to fill out this application in one sitting (it cannot be saved before submission).
If you do not have a degree from the University of Virginia already (or have not submitted a transcript for another admissions application within the past 6 months), you will need to have your BSN or MSN transcript send to the address below:
Office of Graduate Admissions
University of Virginia School of Nursing
PO Box 800826
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0826
Each year the School of Nursing hosts several students from overseas universities who come to the University for periods of study (one semester or one academic year) to enroll in courses that can transfer to their home universities. These students are, in effect, coming to the University of Virginia as exchange students or guest students. International visitors enrolling as students will be charged full tuition and would need to obtain an appropriate student visa to study at the University of Virignia. All international students must present acceptable TOEFL or IELTS language testing results.
International graduate students interested in enrolling in classes at the School of Nursing should contact the Assistant Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The School has exchange programs with three universities overseas. We can only host undergraduate students through these existing undergraduate exchange programs.
The School of Nursing also hosts visiting scholars who are not enrolled as students but come to the University for a defined period of time to collaborate or learn about research with a member of the School of Nursing faculty. This can be pre-doctoral and post-doctoral students, visiting clinicians, and other visiting scholars. A fee will be charged depending on the length of the visit. Individuals interested in being a visiting scholar should contact Dr. Marianne Baernholdt, Director of International Initiatives, at email@example.com.
For additional information on admission to and programs of study at the UVA School of Nursing, contact the Office of Admissions and Student Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or (434) 924-0141 / 1-888-283-8703.