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Graduate Certificates

Washington State University College of Nursing offers graduate certificates in Nursing Education and Nursing Leadership. Interested applicants must apply through the WSU Graduate School online.

Admission Criteria

  • Applicants are required to have a bachelor’s degree in nursing or another field AND a master’s degree in nursing from an accredited program
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • GRE is not required
  • Successful completion of a general statistics course
  • Favorable recommendations regarding practice and potential for graduate work in nursing
  • RN license to practice nursing in Washington state
  • Written goal statement congruent with program’s philosophy and focus
  • Completion of a written interview
  • Minimum of 1 year of nursing experience


Graduate Certificate in Nursing Leadership Curriculum
Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education Curriculum

View WSU’s Course Catalog for course descriptions.



Tami Kelley

Washington State University