General Enrollment Information

New students are enrolled in the School of Nursing only once per year (in August).

All students are required to maintain active Connecticut R.N. licensure and Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Professional certification through the American Heart Association while enrolled in the School of Nursing. GEPN students are to obtain their Connecticut R.N. license during the first term of their specialty year.

  • Full-time study is required for students in the Graduate Entry Prespecialty in Nursing program (GEPN).
  • R.N.s may apply for full-time or part-time study.

Students who wish to change from full-time to part-time status, or vice versa, must request this change and seek approval from their specialty director and follow instructions as per YSN’s part-time policy for M.S.N. and Post-Master’s Certificate students. The course schedule for part-time study is predetermined and dependent upon the specialty. General descriptions of the part-time study schedule can be obtained from the School’s website or specialty director.