Certificate Programs

Completion of a certificate curriculum will be noted on a student's transcript. No diploma is awarded for completing a certificate.

Admission Requirements

Students applying for admission to a certificate program are expected to submit a portfolio for evaluation consisting of the following:

  1. A Master of Science in Nursing degree from a nationally accredited college. (An exception is made for applicants to the Nursing Informatics certificate who are required to have a Baccalaureate in Nursing or higher degree.)
  2. Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state where practicum will occur. (Nursing Informatics certificate applicants do not participate in a practicum; therefore, a current license as a Registered Nurse in any state is acceptable.)
  3. Three academic and/or professional references.
  4. Consideration for admission is also given to one or more of the following: the applicant’s demonstrated commitment to his or her chosen field of study; socioeconomic background; and involvement and level of responsibility related to other factors, including extracurricular activities, employment, community service, first generation of family to graduate from an undergraduate program, family responsibility for raising children, multilingual proficiency, or geographic region of residence.

Academic Standing

Students in each certificate program must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or greater. All other graduate degree regulations and policies are applicable to the certificate program.