Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education Apply

Application Materials

  • Online graduate admissions application
  • A $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Complete, official transcript documenting the award of a bachelor's degree and any graduate courses taken or degrees held
  • Three references: your references will be asked to submit their comments online via the online application. 
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores if English is not your first language.
  • Statement of purpose (500- to 1,000-words, double-spaced) addressing the following questions:

    • What factors in your personal and professional history have influenced you in the past and now lead you to seek admission to this program at Salem State?
    • What are your long-term professional goals, and how will this program help you meet them?
    • Is there any other information that you think would help the admissions committee to evaluate your application?

Additional Materials and Requirements

  • Resume
  • Bachelor's or master's degree in nursing from an NLN or CCNE accredited nursing program
  • Copy of current license to practice as a registered nurse in Massachusetts
  • Interview with graduate program coordinator

Application Deadlines

Applications accepted on a rolling basis for spring and fall enrollment and reviewed once complete.