Reactivation

Option 1

A former student who has been enrolled within the previous two years and has taken a Leave of Absence from the College may petition to reactivate a program of study. This petition should be directed to the Specialty Director for the student’s current specialty as well as the College of Nursing Graduate Studies Committee Chairperson. The petition should then be submitted in writing to the Nursing Graduate Program Manager if an on-campus student or Nursing Online Programs Coordinator if an online student.

The student should also submit a “Permission to Reactivate Enrollment Eligibility” form found on the Graduate School’s website at http://www.gradsch.ohio-state.edu/Depo/PDF/Reactivation.pdf. Please note the GSC Chair approval is required for any graduate nursing student who wishes to reactivate, regardless of the length of time the student has been absent from the program.

Instructions:

  1. The petitioner should include in the petition:
    • Date of leaving the program
    • Reason for leaving the program
    • Whether an official Leave of Absence petition has been filed with the GSC and approved
    • Rationale for wanting to reactivate
    • Term of desired re-entry
    • Coursework left to complete
  2. Sign and date the petition.
  3. Email the statement and reactivation form to the Nursing Graduate Program Manager or Nursing Online Programs Coordinator, who will facilitate the review of the petition for reactivation[C4].

Option 2

A student who has not been enrolled for two consecutive years or more, and has not graduated from the nursing graduate program, may petition to reactivate a program of study. This petition should be submitted in writing to the College of Nursing Graduate Studies Committee and must include the rationale for wanting to reactivate as well as tentative plans for completing the program of study.

Instructions:

  1. The petitioner should include in the petition:
    • Date of leaving the program
    • Reason for leaving the program
    • If the reason for leaving the program was due to academic and/or clinical non- progression, include actions taken during absence to improve academic and/or clinical performance
    • Rationale for wanting to reactivate
    • Term of desired re-entry
  2. Sign and date petition.
  3. Include postal address, phone number, and email address.
  4. Send petition to:

    College of Nursing Graduate Studies Committee

    The Ohio State University College of Nursing

    1585 Neil Avenue

    Columbus, OH 43210-1289

    FAX: (614) 247-8618

  5. The College of Nursing Graduate Studies Committee meets every other week during the academic year. Petitions must be received two weeks in advance of a meeting to be reviewed by the committee.
  6. Petitioners will be notified by email of the College of Nursing Graduate Studies Committee decision.
  7. If the petitioner has been previously dismissed from the OSU Graduate School, but the College of Nursing Graduate Studies Committee approves the petition, a recommendation from the Graduate Studies Committee will be sent to the OSU Graduate School to approve reactivation of the petitioner. The OSU Graduate School will make the final decision regarding the petitioner’s reactivation and will communicate its decision to the petitioner.
  8. If the petitioner has not been previously dismissed from the OSU Graduate School and the College of Nursing Graduate Studies Committee approves the petition, the Graduate Studies Committee Chairperson will instruct the OSU Graduate School to reactivate the petitioner.
    • The petitioner should also request a reactivation request form from the College of Nursing Graduate Program Manager, which will be submitted to the Graduate School.

Option 3

A former student who has not been enrolled for two consecutive years or more and has graduated from the nursing graduate program may petition to reactivate a program of study. This petition should be submitted in writing to the College of Nursing Graduate Studies Committee. The petition must include the rationale for wanting to reactivate as well as the requested term of reactivation. The petitioner should also request a reactivation request form from the College of Nursing Graduate Program Manager, which will be submitted to the Graduate School.