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Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Education Admission Requirements

Priority application deadlines for the post-master's certificate in nursing education are February 15 for fall admissions and October 1 for spring admissions. Applications will be considered after those deadlines, pending seat availability.

Submit the following to the School of Nursing:

  • A post-master’s certificate application (pdf)
  • An official transcript from your master’s degree program in nursing
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your current Illinois R.N. license
  • A one-page, single-spaced professional goals statement

If accepted into the certificate program, apply to the NIU Graduate School as a student-at-large and submit an official undergraduate transcript to the Graduate School. 

Submit all of the above application materials to:

School of Nursing
Graduate Nursing Admissions Committee – Attn: Ms. Pamela Taylor
Northern Illinois University
1240 Normal Road
DeKalb, IL 60115-2864