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Nursing Education Graduate Certificate Program (Non-Degree) – Eligibility

Admission Requirements

  • You must possess a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university, with a 3.0 GPA or better (on a 4.0 scale) on the most recent 60 hours of college credit.
  • You need to have earned a bachelor's and master's degree (see exception below) in Nursing and you must be currently licensed as a registered nurse.
  • Exception: you may also apply for this certificate if you are currently enrolled in a master’s or doctoral Nursing program at a regionally-accredited institution.

Eligibility by State

At this time, UNC has secured approval to serve online education to students from every state and the U.S. Virgin Islands via our participation in NC-SARA and some additional state-by-state authorizations. However, we are not currently accepting students to our online programs who reside in Puerto Rico or the CNMIs. Due to how fluid these agreements can be at the state or federal level, we recommend checking our Eligibility by State page for details.

International Students

International students residing outside of the United States are eligible to apply to our online programs. Applicants for online programs must demonstrate English proficiency in order to be considered. Possible ways to demonstrate proficiency:

  • Qualifying test scores: TOEFL: 80, IELTS: 7.0, PTE-A: 54
  • Completion of a degree in the U.S., or from an English speaking country (parts of Europe, Canada), within the last two years.

Students in completely online UNC programs are not required to come to the United States. You will not need student Visas or receive any immigration documentation, and do not need to provide financial documentation during the application process.

Certificate Program Transfer Credit Policy

Our graduate certificate programs feature highly specialized learning outcomes determined by our expert faculty. Therefore, to ensure that certificate graduates attain this specialized knowledge, students will need to complete all certificate coursework directly from this UNC program.

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Snapshot

Credits Required:
9
Time to Completion:
Varies, see Courses & Requirements
Tuition:
$605/credit hour

Delivery Options:

Program Coordinator:

Jeanette McNeill, DrPH, RN, MSN, CNE, ANEF

970-351-1704

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