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Post-Graduate Admission Requirements
The Post-Graduate Certificate program at the Duke University School of Nursing is available to registered nurses who:
- Possess a master's degree from an NLNAC- or CCNE-accredited nursing school, or
- Possess a master's degree in another discipline acceptable to the specialty faculty
In addition, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Licensure or eligibility for licensure as a professional nurse in North Carolina, unless your license is from a "compact state"; and that is your primary state of residence (your declared fixed permanent and principal home for legal purposes; domicile) or you are a distance-based student who will not be practicing in North Carolina while enrolled in school and have licensure or eligibility for licensure in your primary state of residence.
- Completion of application for the certificate program including one copy of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts. The bachelor's or post-bachelor's course work must include satisfactory completion of a course in descriptive and inferential statistics.
- Nursing experience requirements may vary by specialty. It is recommended that applicants have a minimum of one year of nursing experience before matriculation.
- Must possess physical and mental skills and abilities necessary to successfully complete School of Nursing Curriculum.
- Three letters of academic and/or professional reference.
- Personal interview. Other arrangements will be made when distance is a factor.