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Post-master’s certificate

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IMPORTANT DATES: Spring 2017

Application opens:
July 18, 2016

Application deadline:
September 15, 2016
extended to November 1, 2016

Admission decision notification:
October 15, 2016

Classes begin:
January 17, 2017

We are accepting applications to the post-master's certificate program in the psychiatric mental health NP concentration for spring 2017.

To apply for the post-master’s certificate, complete the application for graduate admission and upload the following items to your online application:

  • Unofficial transcripts from each college and university where you obtained your undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing.
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of unrestricted RN license
  • Personal statement, which includes written responses to the following questions in a thoughtful and scholarly manner:
    • What are your career goals, and how do you see the post-master's certificate contributing to meeting them?
    • What particular strengths do you believe you bring to this program that would enrich the learning environment of your peers?
    • What past experiences have you had that will help you be successful in this program?
    • What are you most proud of, in terms of your professional accomplishments?
  • Names and email addresses of three (3) academic and/or professional references.  Any personal relationships (i.e., family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc…), even if they can be tied to an academic or professional setting, are not valid and will not be considered. An academic reference is a current or former faculty member or academic advisor. A professional reference is a current/former supervisor of a paid or volunteer position.

Contact the Graduate Admissions Office (GRADMAIL@vcu.edu) if you experience issues with submitting the application, forms or documents required.

VCU School of Nursing
Virginia Commonwealth University
VCU School of Nursing | Sadie Heath Cabaniss Hall
Box 980567 | 1100 East Leigh Street | Richmond, Virginia 23298-0567
Phone: (804) 828-0724 | Fax: (804) 828-7743 | Email: vcu_nurse@vcu.edu

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