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Advanced Certificate Program: Nursing Education

Admissions Requirements

  1. Master of Science or doctoral  degree from an accredited nursing program.  This degree must be from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) such as the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, North Central Association, Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
  2. Evidence of successful completion of graduate level pathophysiology, pharmacology and physical assessment (3'Ps)
  3. Two letters of recommendation. SUNY Downstate Medical Center has moved toward exclusive use of electronic recommendation submissions. Your letters of recommendation should be written by: (a) professional colleague who can comment on your clinical abilities and/or your potential for success in graduate nursing education and (b) a current/former College/University Professor or an employer/supervisor.
  4. A current unencumbered  New York State R.N. license
  5. Candidates may be called for an interview
  6. A cumulative Master's Level Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  7. One year of clinical experience preferred