Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs)

Graduate Teaching Assistants provide feedback to undergraduate nursing students during skill practice sessions and validate that competency has been demonstrated in a variety of clinical procedures.

There are two types of GTA positions. Here are their descriptions: GTA-Clinical Learning Laboratory and GTA-Course Management. Graduate students interested in either GTA appointment can apply online.

Employment Requirements

  • GTAs are required to remain enrolled in a minimum of 6 hours for the fall or spring term. Students who are post-comprehensive plus 18 credit hours may enroll in just one or more credit hours of dissertation, thesis or equivalent work approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies. Total withdrawal from the University or enrollment in less than the minimum hours for the term will result in termination of employment as a GTA. Termination of said employment before the last day of the applicable term will result in the student being obligated to pay additional tuition and fees as the result of reassessment to the non-GTA rates.
  • Detailed policies regarding minimum enrollment are detailed on pages 30-31 of the Graduate Studies Catalog.
  • During the term of appointment, the GTA must be in good academic standing and make satisfactory progress toward a graduate degree. A graduate student must maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 to remain in good academic standing.

Payment of Tuition

Percentage Appointment# of GTA hoursPercentage of tuition paid by University
*50% 20 100%
40% 16 100%
30% 12 75%
20% 8 50%
10% 4 25%

*50% appointment is required to be eligible for the student health insurance plan.


Last modified: Mar 10, 2014