Oct 31, 2020  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing Leadership Certificate

Program Coordinator: Cheryl Kovar (3122 Health Sciences Building; 252-744-6396; kovarc15@ecu.edu)

Admission Requirements

  • 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


Nursing Leadership - 20-29 s.h.:


* If less than 2 years of finance experience NURS 6987  will be required.

** If less than two years leadership experience in the focus area NURS 6977  will be 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.