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Post-Master's Certificates Admission Requirements

Would you like to expand or change your advance practice nursing role?  Are you interested in an area that is not the specialization obtained for your MSN degree?  Our certificate programs offer opportunities for you to build upon your clinical skills and knowledge, allowing you to explore new professional directions.

The purpose of the post-master's study program is to provide, for nurse who already hold a master's degree in nursing, an educational route to specialization in an area other than that obtain in their master's program.  The program is designed to strengthen or broaden the clinical or management capabilities of master's-prepared nurses who are planning a role expansion or role change.

  • Completed application
  • Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) or Masters in Nursing (MN or MS) from nursing program that is accredited by an accreditation agency approved by Department of Education to confer institutional accreditations
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4-point scale in Masters Program
  • Hold a current active registered nurse license in the United States with no license encumbrances
  • Pass a nation wide background check and drug screen
  • Three online professional references
  • A personal interview with graduate nursing faculty may be required
  • Successful completion with 3.0 or higher in Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Pharmacology, and Advanced Physical Assessment in the last 5 years
  • Minimum 1-year clinical experience
  • Personal goal statement - 600 word maximum