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Certificate Programs

All certificate applicants must complete the requirements listed below unless otherwise noted. To be eligible, you must have a Master’s degree in nursing.  The Integrated Nursing Care of Autism Spectrum Disorder Certificate only requires a BSN. The Nutrition Certificate only requires a bachelor’s degree in any field.*

Application Requirements

A complete application includes the following:

  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Completed online application
  • Transcripts: unofficial transcripts, from your accredited BSN program and all undergraduate and graduate schools, must be uploaded for review purposes. *BSN is not required for the Nutrition Certificate.
  • Official transcripts are only required if offered admission and can be sent electronically (from the issuing institution) or sent via postal-mail.  Note: mailed transcripts can take up to six weeks to arrive at the School of Nursing after the initial request.
  • 1 Essay
  • 1 Letter of Recommendation
  • Copy of your active RN license(s)
  • Resume


International applicants

International students are not eligible to apply to these programs.

Mailing address

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
418 Curie Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4217
Attention: Office of Enrollment Management

​Electronic transcripts should be sent to

For program specific information, please visit our Certificate Programs page.