Admission Requirements: Post Master Certification - Nurse Educator

The following information pertains to the Admissions Requirements for the Master of Science in Nursing, Post-Master’s Nurse Educator Certificate Program.

Students desiring admission into the Post-Master’s Nurse Educator Certificate program must seek admission to the UNCW Graduate School. Applicants interested in admission to the certificate program must hold a minimum of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and a master’s degree in a health related area critical to nursing from a regionally accredited university or college in the United States or its equivalent from a foreign institution. The applicant must have a strong overall academic record as evidenced on official transcripts, current unrestricted North Carolina registered nurse license or registered nurse license from one of the affiliated compact states, and computer competency.

Applicants who want to be considered for the program must submit to the Graduate School:

  1. An online application for graduate admission
  2. All official transcripts (undergraduate and graduate)
  3. Graduate GPA 2.7 or greater
  4. Three letters of recommendation (one each from a former nurse faculty member and current or former employer, preferred)
  5. Application fee
  6. Resume or CV

The following items must be submitted to the School of Nursing:

  1. Demographic data form
  2. An interview with faculty may be requested.

 For questions about licensure in North Carolina, please contact the North Carolina Board of Nursing, 3724 National Drive, Koger Center Office Complex, Camden Building, Suite 201, Raleigh, NC 27612; (919) 782-3211; Internet:

Computer Proficiency

As this program is primarily online, applicants must demonstrate computer skills including the ability to use electronic mail, web browser, a word processing program, PowerPoint, and basic database software. Enrolled students must own or have access to a computer with internet capabilities.