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Post-Graduate Certificates

About the Program

Become an in-demand nursing professional with a Post-Graduate Certificate from Case Western Reserve University’s Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. Whether you’re a current student looking to pair your master’s degree with one of our certificates, or a seasoned veteran in the nursing field ready to grow your career, our post-graduate certificates will prepare you to take on more substantial, advanced healthcare roles in a specialized area.

What to Expect

At the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, we embrace an overall evolution in nursing science. Beyond looking at the components of illness—what’s wrong, the pathology, the mechanisms underlying therapies—we also view research in terms of factors such as social influences, psychological functioning and behaviors that affect health. We’re well-positioned, more than ever, to lead in responding to critical health care issues that are facing the world. By earning a post-master’s certificate in nursing, you’ll be equally well-prepared to tackle challenges in the field.

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Beyond the Classroom

Cleveland is a health care hub; it’s home to world-renowned hospitals including Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth Medical Center, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center and University Hospitals. And, there are countless volunteer opportunities and ways to connect with the local health care community.

You’ll also be able to collaborate with our world-class faculty on their research projects. At Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, our faculty are studying to improve the health and well-being of people with obesity, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, cystic fibrosis, and cancer, just to name a few of our major research interests. Explore our focus areas and learn how to get involved in moving the nursing needle forward.

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Admission Requirements

Our program thrives when we have students with diverse perspectives and a range of educational, professional and life experiences. We look forward to learning more about you!

  • Online application
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • $75 application fee
  • Personal statement
  • Resume/CV
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • RN Licensure
  • Three academic references, preferably nurses who know your clinical work
  • GRE/MAT test scores are not required to apply, but the scores may be requested for an admission decision
  • International applicants: Results of TOEFL or IELTS exam (not required for students matriculating from a school taught in English)


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