Nursing, Nursing Leadership and Management, 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 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.
Certificate Program Requirements
Required: 12-15 credit hours
The School of Nursing Post-Baccalaureate Certificate programs provide the opportunity for baccalaureate-prepared registered nurses to further their knowledge in three different areas: Nursing, Nursing Leadership and Management, and Nursing Education. All courses are offered online and are designed for working professionals.
- Students must successfully complete at least 12-15 credit hours, depending on the certificate category, 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 meet individual needs, courses may be taken across all three categories or focused within a few categories.
- To earn the certificate in Nursing Leadership and Management, all four courses (15 credits) within that category must be taken.
- To earn the certificate in Nursing Education, both NUR 615 and NUR 616 are required, and an additional course within that category must be selected. Requiring 3 courses (9 credits) satisfies a requirement of the NC Board of Nursing to teach in an undergraduate program; to achieve the required 12 credits, another course from another category may be selected.
- To earn the certificate in Nursing, students may enroll in four courses (12 credits) from any of the three categories: Nursing Leadership and Management, Nursing Education, and Core and Support Courses.
Upon successful completion of the four courses, students receive a post-baccalaureate certificate. If courses are completed across several categories or within the Core and Support Course category only, a post-baccalaureate certificate in Nursing is issued.
Nursing Leadership and Management
15 credits are required to complete the certificate in Nursing Leadership and Management; due to the sequencing of courses, it is advised that students begin courses in the Spring semester.
|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 551||Integrating Technology in Nursing Education||3|
|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 708||Pathophys Adv Pract Nursing||3|
|NUR 715||Research Methods in Nursing||3|