Nursing, Nursing Administration, or Nursing Education, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
At least 12 credit hours must be successfully completed during a two-year time period to earn the certificate. Credits earned in the certificate program may be used to meet requirements in a degree program in accordance with the policies of The Graduate School. Students are advised individually and select courses from one or more categories.
Please refer to the preceding enrollment requirements for all graduate nursing students.
For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see the Guide to Graduate Admissions.
The Associate Dean for Academic Programs reviews the credentials of each applicant in collaboration with faculty from each specialty area. Exceptions to the requirements can be made on the recommendation of the faculty. The Associate Dean for Academic Programs forwards the admission recommendation to the Vice Provost for Graduate Education who makes the final decision.
Applicants must have the following credentials:
- Current unrestricted licensure as a registered nurse in one of the fifty states or validated credentials by CGFNS for international applicants. Residents of North Carolina must hold unrestricted North Carolina licensure as a registered nurse.
- Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a program accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency.
Required: 12 credit hours
Upon successful completion of 12 credits or greater, students receive a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate. If two or more courses are completed within the category of Nursing Education, the certificate will denote that specialty. For a certificate in the Nursing Administration specialty, 15 credits must be taken and all credits must be in nursing administration. If courses are completed across several categories or within the core and support course category, a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Nursing will be issued.
The student will develop a program plan with the Director of Graduate Study in the School of Nursing before enrolling in courses. At least 6 credits of course work shall be completed at the 600 level. However, exceptions may be made by the Director of Graduate Study to accommodate the individual student’s learning needs and career goals.
|NUR 540||Financial Management in Healthcare||3|
|NUR 609||The Role of the Nurse Leader in Advanced Quality and Safety||4|
|NUR 641||Leadership and Management Essentials in Healthcare: Theories and Roles||4|
|NUR 644||Organizational Leadership and Management||4|
|NUR 612||Theoretical Foundations for the Advanced Nurse Educator||3|
|NUR 615||Curriculum Design and Evaluation in Advanced Nursing Education||3|
|NUR 616||Pedagogical Strategies for Advanced Nursing Education||4|
|Core and Support Courses|
|NUR 620||Law, Policy, and Economics of Healthcare||3|
|NUR 692||Independent Study||1-3|
|NUR 705||Utilization of Research and Evidence Based Practice||3|
|NUR 714||Informatics in Healthcare||3|
|NUR 708||Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nursing||3|