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AU support services are available Mon to Fri from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (MST). It is now 07:54 pm (MST). See important calendar dates
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, AU has temporarily closed telephone services.
Office Hours at all locations:Mon to Fri from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m (MST)
Please read all the application procedures carefully before you begin the application process.
Visiting students and prospective students who have not yet been admitted to the MHS or MN program may be permitted to register in up to five approved MHST or NURS courses on a first-come, first-served basis, space permitting.
Registered nurses in good standing with a Master of Nursing and NP preparation seeking to return to practice after a period of inactivity may be approved to register in up to five courses as a non-program student. Recommendation for the student's learning plan shall be obtained by the student from the College of Registered Nurses in the province where the student wishes to be licensed.
Students who wish to add a Family All Ages designation to their license may be approved to register in a maximum of five courses as a non-program student. The number of courses to be taken will depend on the student's individualized learning plan as recommended by the College of Registered Nurses. Additional courses may be required by the NP Program Council.
Courses taken as a non-program student can be applied toward the MHS or MN program requirements, if and when a student becomes a program student. Grades on courses completed as a non-program student will be considered in the admission process. However, successful completion of courses as a non-program student does not guarantee admission into the MHS or MN program.
The following are deadlines to apply as a non-program student:
Late applications are not assessed nor retained for future consideration.
New non-program students must complete and submit a non-program application and then register in their chosen courses. Current non-program students do not have to submit a non-program application. You can just register in your chosen courses.
Must be completed by all new non-program students.
Following are the procedures required to apply as a CNHS non-program student. It is strongly recommended that you print and read this entire document prior to proceeding with your application. Failure to complete all steps will result in your application not being reviewed for approval or processed.
Note: Transcripts are not required for CNHS non-program applications.
Important: If you have been a student at Athabasca University (AU) or have received an AU student ID number as part of a previous application:
If you are new to AU, then you will be required to complete steps b. to d. as noted above. You will be assigned a student ID number. Your AU student ID number will be used to access all AU services and resources.
The following deadlines are for non-program course registrations:
New non-program students must complete and submit their Non-Program Application prior to registering in courses. Existing non-program students can proceed to registering in courses.
Information effective September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.
Updated by Student & Academic Services