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To obtain a post master’s certificate, a student must take the associated specialty courses. In addition, a student must document completion of advanced practice core courses (Advanced Physiology, Advanced Health Assessment and Advanced Pharmacology) and demonstrate course work completion as an Adult- Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner or Family Nurse Practitioner. A GAP analysis (review of MSN transcript and clinical logs) is completed for all post-MSN applicants.
The National League for Nursing has designated the Breen School of Nursing a national Center of Excellence and U.S. News & World Report ranks Ursuline's nursing programs among the nation's top nursing programs.
Reduced Tuition for the 2021-2022 Academic Year
In response to the rising call for nurse leadership in healthcare systems, Ursuline College reduced tuition for its Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and post-graduate certificate programs from $1,214 in 2019 to $868 per credit hour for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Admission Requirements: Post-Master's Certificate of Completion
Students applying for admission must meet both the general requirements for admission to all graduate programs and the specific requirements of the particular program of study. For the Post-Master’s MSN program, admission requirements are as follows:
General Admission Requirements
- Application for Graduate Studies, including an essay of 500–1,000 words. Application may be submitted at ursuline.edu/apply.
- Non-refundable $25 application fee.
- All official transcript(s) for Master of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited institution. Transcript(s) must be forwarded to the Office of Graduate Admission directly by the issuing institution.
- Evidence of ability to do graduate work as indicated by a recommended 3.0 GPA shown on the applicant’s transcript(s).
- Two recommendations utilizing the required recommendation form. Recommendations should be written by appropriate professionals attesting to the suitability of the applicant for graduate work in the particular field. Preferred references include: one from a previous instructor, one from an advanced practice nurse and one from a work supervisor.
Program-Specific Admission Requirements
- Current, unencumbered Ohio Registered Nurse license.
- A current resume reflecting a minimum of one-year work experience as a registered nurse. Nursing experience must be within the past two years.
Applicants are urged to initiate formal application as far as possible in advance of the semester or term in which they plan to enroll. Graduate nursing courses begin in the fall and spring semesters. Post master’s courses vary.