The School of Nursing offers an array of non-degree study opportunities for individuals looking to take classes for personal or professional enrichment. The non-degree offerings allow potential students to take specific Rutgers Nursing courses without being formally admitted to the School of Nursing. The non-degree enrollment option is available for students already holding a bachelor’s degree interested in taking graduate courses.
There are also certificate programs for advanced practice at the post master's level and continuing education courses for registered nurses offered by the Center for Professional Development.
Baccalaureate Nursing degree holders may also apply for non-degree study. Students that are interested in continuing after that semester can apply for admission into one of our graduate nursing programs.
Non-degree study is currently offered at the Newark campus only.
Locations are subject to change dependent on registered students per course
Courses Available for Non-degree Study
(Available spaces in these courses varies each term)
- A maximum of 9 credits may be taken prior to program matriculation.
- In order to receive HIV Specialty Certification, the student must be admitted to the program.
- Acceptance to the School of Nursing as a non-degree student in no way guarantees admission to the graduate program.
- Grades for courses taken during non-degree study will be considered during admission requirement review and calculation of GPA. Please note, a grade lower than B is not transferrable to any Rutgers School of Nursing graduate program.
- Non-degree students are offered courses based on space availability. Currently enrolled students have first priority.