Nursing, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

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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 Dean of 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.
  • A personal statement is required for consideration of admission to the Nursing P.B.C.
  • An interview is required for selected applicants for the Nursing P.B.C.

Certificate Program Requirements

Required: 12 credit hours

This School of Nursing graduate certificate program provides the opportunity for baccalaureate or higher-prepared registered nurses to further their knowledge in Nursing. All courses are offered online and are designed for working professionals.

  • Students must successfully complete at least 12 credit hours during a two-year period of time to earn a certificate.
  • Credits generated in the certificate program may be used to meet requirements in a degree program in accordance with the policies of the Graduate School.
  • To earn the certificate in Nursing, students may enroll in courses across or within any of the three categories: Core and Support Courses, Nursing Leadership and Management, and Advanced Nursing Education.
Select 12 credits from the following categories:12
Core and Support Courses
Law, Policy, and Economics of Healthcare
Independent Study
Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nursing
Research Methods in Nursing
Nursing Leadership and Management
Financial Management in Healthcare
The Role of the Nurse Leader in Advanced Quality and Safety
Leadership and Management Essentials in Healthcare: Theories and Roles
Organizational Leadership and Management
Advanced Nursing Education
Theoretical Foundations for the Advanced Nurse Educator
Curriculum Design and Evaluation in Advanced Nursing Education
Pedagogical Strategies for Advanced Nursing Education
Total Credit Hours12