A master’s degree in nursing from an accredited program
A current non-restricted license to practice as a registered nurse (RN) in North Carolina or an NCSBN compact state. Individual advisement will be necessary for licensure regulations for online out-of-state students.
A personal statement describing the applicant’s interest in graduate study, career goals, and the certificate’s relationship to those goals.
Three professional references with one reference from an individual who is knowledgeable of the applicant’s nursing practice
One year clinical experience as an RN
A personal interview with a member of the graduate faculty
Applicants for the nurse anesthesia post-master’s certificate, in addition to the general admission criteria, must have one year adult critical care experience as a RN, completion of a supplemental nurse anesthesia admission packet, a total of five professional references (two on forms provided in the nurse anesthesia admissions packet) and an interview with Nurse Anesthesia Admissions Committee. Courses in physiology and chemistry/biochemistry within five years are highly recommended. Acceptable score on GRE within past 5 years (GRE required).
* Students who completed NURS 6993 to earn a previous master of science in nursing degree from East Carolina University will satisfy this requirement by taking NURS 6500 to demonstrate professional competencies of the certificate program.