Graduate Certificates

Graduate Specialty Certificates prepare advanced practice registered nurses to critically evaluate and apply scientific evidence to clinical practice in order to provide high-quality health care and improve health outcomes. The Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education program is designed to prepare nurses for teaching positions in educational and service settings. Admission to the College of Nursing's graduate programs is contingent upon admission to the Wayne State University Graduate School and the availability of College of Nursing resources. 

Each program prepares its students to take the appropriate clinical specialty/APRN licensing exam for the State of Michigan. Graduates who want to practice in other states should review the Board of Nursing's Licensure Professional Requirements by State.

Admission criteria

  1. Completion of a graduate (master's or doctoral) degree in nursing
  2. Current Michigan Registered Nurse licensure
  3. Three letters of reference
  4. A personal goal statement

Each of the specialties may have additional requirements.

Application information