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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
Two professional references with one reference from a neonatologist or board certified neonatal nurse practitioner
One year clinical experience as an RN
A personal or digitally-recorded personal interview with the graduate faculty
Applicants for the neonatal post-master’s certificate, in addition to the general admission criteria, must have two years of current practice experience as a RN in a critical care environment for high-risk neonatal care.
* 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.
Depending on student’s needs and past education, additional course work from the following may be required: