School policies

Memo 48: Graduate Non-Matriculated (GNM) Applications & Admissions


  1. Responsibility for application review and decision:
    1. DNPCC has purview over GNM application review for student who would like to pursue educational preparation as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN).
    2. If a current PhD student applies as a GNM, PhDCC will have purview over the application review.
    3. MCC will continue to review applications from prospective students for our MS (Clinical Informatics and Patient-Centered Technologies) degree programs/options.
  2. GNM applications will continue to be reviewed only three times annually (UW allows 4x/annually) given 9-month faculty and Coordinating Committee appointments; the School will not accept late applications (i.e., applications received after published deadlines);
  3. GNMs may not enroll in DNP core courses


  1. Annually, in Autumn quarter, DNPCC will generate an approved list of courses in which GNM students may enroll and forward results to Student and Academic Services for posting
  2. Annually, in Autumn quarter, Student and Academic Services will provide an annual training session for GNM advisors about University and School of Nursing rules, regulations, and best practices in GNM advising


By approval of the School of Nursing Executive Team and due to the following considerations, GNM students may not enroll in courses with a prefix of NCLIN.

  1. NCLIN courses consume considerable resources, including:
    • Time and effort to assure students are compliant with University and School requirements, including but not limited to:
      • HIPAA training (account required)
      • Immunizations (fee required)
      • OSHA Hazards Management training
      • CPR training
      • an active, unrestricted WA state RN License
    • Time and effort to assure students are compliant with site requirements
    • Establishment and maintenance of Affiliation Agreements with sites
    • Database management to track and coordinate placements
    • Maintenance of relationships with sites/preceptors, including single School of Nursing point-of-contact
    • Time and effort to schedule and prepare for instruction of students in the Center for Excellence in Nursing Education
  2. Prevalence of non-sequential enrollment prevents completion of compliance requirements and completion of a clinical rotation in the same quarter.
  3. Limited space at sites demands that the School prioritize matriculated students for those spaces.

Approved by SON Executive Team August 2013
Revised January 2018