Graduate Certificate Programs
Thank you for your interest in our Graduate Programs in Nursing. Below is information for the Graduate Certificate Program. (Applications need to be post-marked by the deadline date listed.)
Application deadlines for Fall 2014 admittance are as follows:
November 1, 2013
Graduate Certificate Program Information and Applications
Graduate Nursing Application
Graduate Special Application for Admission
Graduate Programs in Nursing Description
The Program Description packet includes information on:
Admission Requirements (pdf)
Admission criteria for the Master of Science Programs in Nursing include:
Admission criteria for the Graduate Certificate Programs in Nursing include:
APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM:
Applications are also available online, please visit Graduate Programs in Nursing.
International students must also contact the International Services office at 507.457.5303.
Plans of Study
Plans of study for Graduate Certificates at Winona State University provide detailed outlines of courses students will take.
Classes for the Master’s Program are offered primarily on the Rochester campus with selected courses offered in Winona through ITV (Interactive Television) and/or other sites using distance education technology.
Graduate Special Study Student
It is possible to take selected courses as a Graduate Special Study Student before being admitted into the University. Transcripts are not required for admittance into the graduate special study program. The Certification of Baccalaureate Degree form is used in place of transcripts. There is no deadline to apply for graduate special status; however, you are required to have the certificate of Baccalaureate submitted with the application before it can be processed. Graduate Special Application may be found on-line. (Please download both the “Graduate Special Application” and “Certificate of Baccalaureate Degree” forms.)
Credit by Portfolio
The portfolio review process is available to all MS and Graduate Certificate program students who believe that they can meet the learning objectives/competencies required of a specific nursing course within their program of study without taking and completing the course in the traditional manner. The portfolio is a mechanism used to validate the acquisition of knowledge and skills congruent with course expectations and student learning outcomes. The portfolio provides objective evidence that students have acquired the content and skills through prior learning and/or practice experiences. The decision to accept the documentation provided is based on determination of the equivalency of this prior knowledge and skills that the student would be expected to demonstrate at the completion of a specific course. Read complete details of the Portfolio Policy and Options.
If you are an international student, the University requires that you also fill out an application designed specifically for international students. Please visit the International Services & Cultural Outreach website or simply call 507.457.5303 or 1.800.342.5978 to request an application.
Winona State University Website Information
Please feel free to call or e-mail your questions to us if we can be of any further assistance. You may also request to meet with a faculty advisor who can meet with you to establish an individualized plan of study. Our office may be reached at 507.285.7473 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
Graduate Programs in Nursing
859 30th Avenue, SE
Rochester, MN 55904