College of Advancing and Professional Studies

Graduate Nursing - How to Register

Non-matriculated students: please follow the directions below if interested in taking any online courses. If you are a returning non-matriculated student, you still need to fill out and email the registration form. Please be sure to include your UMass Boston student identification number on the form. If you are new to UMass Boston, you will not have a student ID number but will receive one with initial registration.

Our courses are in great demand, and we will accommodate those who follow the instructions. However, we will not notify those who submit applications incorrectly, so please pay attention to detail, as we hope you will do in all courses.

We are obligated to our matriculated students to place them in courses that they need for completion of the program curriculum. Once that process is complete, we will know what space is available for non-matriculated students. Your completed application correctly will be processed in the order in which it was received. You will be notified when it is processed or if there is no room in the course. Thank you in advance for your patience.

To register for course(s) as a non-matriculated, (non-accepted) student:
Download the graduate nursing registration form, fill out, and email to, along with the following (please send all items as 1 complete packet/email):

  1. A copy of your current nursing license
  2. A copy of your government issued photo ID
  3. An unofficial transcript from the institution which awarded your BSN and/or MSN

Permission of the program director or department consent will be granted as space is available.

NOTE: Clinical Courses (NURSNG 616, 618, 639, 670, 671, 672, 681, 682, and 765) are not open to non-matriculated students. To register for NURSNG 634 or 615, you must meet course prerequisites and your unofficial transcript must show proof of successful completion of an Advanced Pathophysiology course.

When we receive all four pieces of information, we will review your materials and submit your registration. When/if you are successfully registered, you will receive an email confirmation of your course(s) enrollment and UMass Boston student email account information from the Registrar’s office, so be sure to include your current email address on the registration form. A future email will be sent regarding Blackboard Learn,, for those of you who are new to the online learning management system (LMS). This email will be sent approximately one (1) week before classes begin, and will be sent to your UMass Boston student email account.

* You may also drop off or mail your materials to the College of Nursing & Health Sciences (Science Center, 2nd floor, room 13):

Please note that we will accept registration forms only until the courses are filled. We are unable to accommodate waiting lists.

Spring 2017 Credit Course Offerings:

Please see and retain the Spring Academic Calendar:

Summer 2017 Credit Course Offerings:

Please see and retain the Summer Academic Calendar:

Financial Aid

You must be a matriculated student to qualify for financial aid.
Click here for more information about financial aid.

Another Financial Aid source:
National Health Service Corp