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:

  • BSN or Master’s in Nursing from a CCNE or NLN accredited program
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • A college-level statistics course with at least a B
  • A college-level research methods course with at least a B
  • Experience as a Registered Nurse
  • Licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Maine or multi-state compact license (by date of admission)
  • A pre-admission meeting with nursing faculty to discuss goals and program of study

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.