Registration for Enrolled Graduate Students

Graduate Registration

Graduate Nursing Students Registering for the Summer and Fall semesters:

The following is important information for you to have in order to register for the SUMMER 2016 and FALL 2016 semesters. Please read this thoroughly and follow the directions carefully.

All registration is completed on-line from Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 9:00 AM through Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 5:00 PM for both the Summer and Fall semesters.

Courses cannot be added or dropped on-line after April 13, 2016.

Registration Procedure

1. Review your program plan and identify those courses you plan to take in the Summer and Fall.

2. Review the 5-year plan of course offerings:

3. Review the Summer 2016 and Fall 2016 course schedules and select those courses you plan to take.

  • The Summer 2016 semester at Villanova University begins on Wednesday, June 1, 2016.

The summer electives are as follows:

NUR 7082 – Explorations in Loss - This course will analyze and study the social, cultural, and psychological conditions that influence human grief in modern society. 

NUR 7085 – Contemplative Practice in Health and Illness - This course examines concepts related to suffering, caring and healing and practices related to health and illness from diverse spiritual traditions.  Current research on the impact of spiritual practices on health and illness will be highlighted.

  • The Fall 2016 semester at Villanova University begins on Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

The fall electives are as follows:

NUR 7070 – Nutrition and Global Health – This course introduces students to existing and emerging issues in nutrition around the world, with a special emphasis on the developing world. The course examines the influence of human biology, the environment, and social determinants such as culture, socioeconomic status, politics, and international policies on nutrition.

NUR 7081 – International Health - This course provides for an examination of global and intercultural environments for health with a specific focus on influential factors.

4. Contact your advisor and discuss your selections.

5. Obtain your registration pin number from your advisor and register online via Novasis.

6. Review the directions for online registration.

No on-line registration is permitted before March 30, 2016 or after April 13, 2016, and you must complete the process by April 13, 2016.

Please note that after April 13 2016, course enrollments for the Summer and Fall will be reviewed. If enrollments are not sufficient to sustain a course, the course will be cancelled.


To view course schedules and to check for open sections of courses, you may access the Master Schedule on the web via NOVASIS, Villanova’s student information system.


  • Please remember that if you plan to graduate in August 2017, your graduation application must be submitted by July 15.
  • December 2016 graduates must submit applications by October 1.
  • Application for Summer and Fall practicum and Independent Study are due October 1.
  • All Applications are available on our College of Nursing Student Materials site.

Questions about registration?

If you have questions about the registration process, contact the Graduate Nursing Program Office at 610-519-4934 or

Spring Registration

Registration date and course information will be available in the future for Spring 2017.