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Graduate Non-Matriculated Status (GNM)

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Effective January 2, 2013, Graduate Non-Matriculated (GNM) applicants are required to pay a $75 Graduate School application fee.

Important Information about GNM Status

Applications for Graduate Non-Matriculated (GNM) status for Winter Quarter 2014 are available now!  Applications for Winter Quarter 2014 will be accepted until November 1, 2013.

UW School of Nursing GNM Advisors

Department/TrackContact Email
Adult Nurse Practitioner/Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist
Monica Jarrett
Clinical Informatics & Patient-Centered Technologies George Demiris
Community Health Nursing (except Family Nurse Practitioner)
Jenny Tsai
Family Nurse Practitioner
Phyllis Zimmer
Infant Mental Health Certificate Program
Colleen Dillon
Neonatal Nursing
Elena Bosque
Nurse Midwifery and Perinatal Nursing 
Ira Kantrowitz-Gordon
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Jennifer Sonney
Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
Patty Betrus

About GNM Status

Graduate Non-Matriculated (GNM) enrollment allows post-baccalaureate students to take graduate level non-clinical nursing courses without being admitted to a School of Nursing degree program. Up to 12 credits taken as a GNM student can be applied towards a graduate nursing degree if you are later accepted to that degree program.

  • Course availability is not guaranteed.
  • International students on F-1 visas are not eligible for GNM status.
  • GNM students are NOT eligible to take nursing clinical (NCLIN) courses.
  • There are six (6) and ten (10) year limits on GNM courses used towards the fulfillment of master's and doctoral degrees, respectively.

An applicant who plans to both transfer credits from a graduate nursing program at another school and apply UW GNM credits towards a School of Nursing degree is limited to a maximum combined total of 12 credits. GNM credit may also apply to residency requirements for graduate degrees. Acceptance as a GNM student does not give priority for later admission to the Graduate School for pursuit of a degree.

Once you are admitted as a GNM student you will be assigned a School of Nursing GNM faculty coordinator to plan your course work. All GNM students must meet with their GNM coordinator before registering for courses. Review the registration procedures and make sure you understand the one you will need to follow once you are admitted.