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Required Nursing Course Registration

How does registration work for required nursing courses?

The Registration Office completes required nursing course registration for all admitted and continuing nursing students though a schedule preference survey. Students do not register for required nursing courses through WebAdvisor. Before each spring and fall term, the Registration Department emails students a link to an online survey called, Survey Monkey, where students can indicate their schedule preference. Students are ranked for registration through a random lottery system. Registration is then completed using each student’s individual schedule preference survey. Students are not guaranteed their first choice.

Required courses are grouped together in section blocks generally labeled as: PA, PB, PC and PD. Each course is registered at capacity and individual courses are organized in blocks to fit precisely together, so that there are no conflicts for any nursing student. Students that do not complete surveys or are accepted for admission from of the waitlist are assigned to remaining open course blocks.

If a student would like to change their assigned course block once registration is complete, they must find another student in their cohort willing to switch their entire schedule. This means all of the course sections they are currently registered for in a given term. Due to FERPA restrictions, the Registration Office cannot assist students in finding another student to switch schedules. The obligation is the student's to find someone to switch with them. Switching deadlines are December 1 for the spring term, April 15 for summer term and July 1 for fall term.