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Post-professional certificates

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Important Dates

Spring 2024 Admission

  • Application Opens: June 1, 2023
  • Application Deadline: August 15, 2023
  • Decision Notification: Rolling decisions 

General Information

The School of Nursing is currently admitting to three concentrations:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

The Post Professional Certificates Program has a two-part application process:

  1. The NursingCAS Application ($70 fee)
  2. VCU Supplemental Information Application ($70 fee)

Both applications open November 1 and close December 2 and must be submitted by the deadline for admissions consideration.

Application Checklist:

  • Create and complete the NursingCAS Application
  • Complete admission requirements prior to start of program
  • Complete pre-requisite courses prior to start of program
    • advanced pathophysiology
    • advanced health assessment
    • advanced pharmacology
    • nursing roles course (equivalent to VCU's NURS 520)
  • Complete the VCU Supplemental Information Application (instructions located in NursingCAS)
  • Regularly monitor your email to follow up on issues such as transcripts and reference delays

 Required Documents (instructions located in NursingCAS)

  • All documents must be submitted to NursingCAS
    • Official Transcripts (must include all colleges or universities previously attended)
    • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
    • Personal Statement Essays
    • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
    • RN License
    • TOEFL/IELTS Test Score (if applicable)

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