Current Students

Memo 47: Policy on Curricular Practical Training for International Students (F-1 Visa Students)

This policy applies to undergraduate and graduate international students (F-1 Visa students) enrolled in SoN degree programs (BSN through PhD).

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is a temporary training authorization for work directly related to a student’s major field of study. CPT is authorized by the UW International Student Services office (ISS) in accordance with F-1 Visa regulations. Training is defined as paid work, internship, practicum, etc.

The School of Nursing does not require paid employment or internships for any of its degree programs. The School of Nursing does not provide internships (paid or unpaid) for undergraduate or graduate students. International students interested in applying to work under the CPT need to meet individually with the ADAA, Dr. Jennifer Sonney (

Created January 2018