Graduate Certificate Programs

The School of Nursing only offers one graduate certificate [Nurse Educator Certificate] but others are available to students, depending on interests.  These other certificate courses may be transferable to the Individualized MSN program.

Student Eligibility and Admission Criteria:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Master’s or higher graduate degree in nursing from an accredited program.
  • Undergraduate GPA minimum 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • College level statistics course, minimum grade of B
  • College level research methods courses, minimum grade of B
  • Experience as a Registered Nurse.  Minimum two years is preferred.
  • Licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in in the United States by date of admission.
  • Preadmission interview by School of Nursing faculty member (arranged)

Application to the Graduate Certificate:

Sample Programs of Study:

Gerontology Certificate (9 Credits)
Healthcare Quality & Patient Safety Certificate (12 Credits)
Public Health Certificate (15 Credits)
Nurse Educator Certificate (10 Credits)
Nutrition Certificate (12 Credits)
Healthcare Management Certificate (9 Credits)

  • Graduate Certificate students who wish to achieve a Master’s degree in nursing must apply separately to the School of Nursing MSN program.  The certificate courses may be transferable to the Nurse Educator or Individualized MSN program of study.  Please apply through the Graduate School.