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Undergraduate & Graduate Certificates

Specialized Education and Practice

The College of Nursing offers undergraduate and graduate certificates for both nursing and non-nursing students. Certificates allow students to specialize in multiple areas of health care, adding to their professional background and patient-care knowledge.

Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program Certificates

The undergraduate and graduate certificates in gerontology provide an interdisciplinary study of the aging process and issues related to an aging society. The certificates are open to students from all academic disciplines and professions and serve to prepare the next generation of leaders for rewarding careers in the expanding field of aging. Available completely online.

Graduate Nursing Certificates

Certificates provide baccalaureate-prepared students the opportunity to expand their knowledge in a specific area of nursing. Graduate certificates include 15 credit hours of coursework, and may accompany a graduate nursing program or studied as a stand-alone program. Upon completion, students receive a transcripted graduate certificate. Graduate certificates do not result in a degree.

Post-APRN Licensure Certificates

The post-APRN licensure certificates are for nurses who are certified in one area of advanced nursing practice and want to expand their specialty of advanced practice to another population. Students who fulfill the course and practicum requirements will be issued a certificate of completion of training, leading to eligibility to sit for national certification in a new area of care.

  • Adult/Gerontology Acute Care
  • Family
  • Nurse Midwifery
  • Women's Health
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health

Application and Admission Requirements

Certificate applications are accepted on a rolling admissions basis.

Students not currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program, but interested in pursuing a graduate certificate, will be considered a Non-Degree Seeking Student by the University of Utah and must complete a Non-Matriculated Student Application and pay a $55.00 fee. Successful applicants must meet the minimum admission requirements set forth by the University of Utah College of Nursing. 

International Applicants:

International applicants are not eligible to register for non-matriculated status at the University of Utah. International applicants for a graduate certificate would need to apply for second-bachelor degree status through the University of Utah International Admissions Office and meet the International Undergraduate Admission Requirements.

Minimum Requirements

Nursing Informatics Graduate Certificate:

  • Evidence of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited university or college.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Nursing Education Graduate Certificate:

  • Evidence of a bachelor’s degree in nursing from a regionally-accredited university or college, and concurrent enrollment in a University of Utah College of Nursing graduate program.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Contact Us

Post-APRN Certificates 
Shelley Kern, MPC
DNP Program Manager

Academic Program Manager
Kristen Mahoney