The Participatory Health Research and Care Management Graduate Certificates do not require students to have an advanced degree.
Application Deadline – Sept. 30
Graduate Certificate admission deadline for a spring semester start is Sept. 30.
Graduate Certificate admission deadline for a fall semester start is Jan 31.
The following graduate certificates are able to start in spring: AGCNS, FNP, PCNS, Care Management
The following graduate certificates are able to start in fall: AGCNS, FNP, PCNS, PMHNP, Care Management
Steps to Apply
Following is a checklist of items that are required for application. All recommendations, Kira interview and application materials need to be completed by DEADLINE.
1. Visit https://nursingcas.liaisoncas.org/apply/ to start an application or log into your existing account for MS NP degrees. If you need help with NursingCAS, visit the applicant help center or contact applicant support with questions:
2. Unofficial copies of all transcripts. For MU alumni, visit the MU Registrars Office.
3. Copies of current unencumbered Registered Nurse license(s).
4. Curriculum vitae using the official MU Sinclair School of Nursing template.
5. Copies of all advanced practice nursing certification and/or credentialing/recognition documents for applicants with a master’s degree as applicable.
6. Professional Recommendations: Submission of two (2) professional recommendations supporting the applicant’s potential success in the Graduate Certificate program. See the References section for details.
7. As part of the Nursing Consolidated Application System (NCAS), a written and recorded interview utilizing Kira Talent will be requested of the applicant. There is a minimal fee to complete the Kira Talent interview. The Kira Talent process consists of several written questions and recorded interview question(s).
You do need to have the following courses already taken 3 separate classes before starting our program: Advanced Physical or Health Assessment, Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Pharmacology which should be across the lifespan.
Documentation of English-Language Proficiency is required for non-native English speaking applicants. Applicants must submit documentation of English-language proficiency, demonstrated through a satisfactory proficiency score within the last two years. Please upload your results to the Tests Score section.
Holistic Review and Admission Criteria Process
A holistic review process is utilized for admission, however, students interested in the Advanced Practice Nursing Graduate Certificate programs should meet the following admission criteria:
- Advanced practice nursing certification and/or credentialing is required. Applicants to the Graduate Certificate Program must be certified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and hold certification (Advance Leadership Certification does not qualify for our Graduate Certificate APRN degrees.)
- APRN master’s degree in nursing from a program accredited by a national organization responsible for nursing accreditation (e.g. Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
- Have earned a U.S. APRN Nursing master’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution. If your degree is from a U.S. college or school, the institution must be approved by one of the following U.S. Regional Accrediting Bodies:
1. Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
2. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
3. Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities
4. The Higher Learning Commission (Formerly the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools)
5. Middle States Commission on Higher Education
6. New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
International Degree Programs
If your degree is from a college or university outside of the United States, the institution must be recognized and approved by the Ministry of Education or Commission responsible for higher education in the country where the degree is earned. The degree must be equivalent to a four year U.S. bachelor’s degree, or higher degree. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions regarding degree equivalency.
- Satisfactory English language test score within the last 2 years (non-native English speaking applicants only).
- International students must submit a photocopy of a current RN license from their home country with their Masters application.
- International nurses must obtain a Missouri RN license prior to beginning coursework. In order to obtain a Missouri RN license, the applicant will need to pass the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) exam and the NCLEX exam. Applicants are encouraged to take the CGFNS exam in their home country. For more information, contact the Missouri State Board of Nursing at: http://pr.mo.gov/nursing.asp or by telephone 573-751-0681.
Distance CG Students
Due to higher education regulation changes, the University of Missouri is unable to accept applications for admission to online programs from students residing in several states. Please see Missouri Online for details.
Transfer of Graduate Credits
Students may be able to transfer up to 1 graduate course with the approval of the program director. If students have combined classes, e.g., patho/pharm or physiology/health assessment, they would need to take each class individually to be eligible to sit for certification.