Post Graduate Certificate Programs


  • Center City Campus
  • Dixon Campus
  • College of Nursing

Degree Earned

  • Certificate

Progam Length

18 credit hours

Program Information

  • On Campus
  • Online


3.5 GPA
More Info


Applicants interested in applying for 2021 start terms: Thomas Jefferson University is migrating to a new application platform. Students interested in 2021 start terms should start their application on the MyJefferson portal. Students applying for 2021 consideration should submit supporting materials directly to Thomas Jefferson University, not the TJAPP Application Processing Center. Instructions on how to submit your supporting materials will be available once you submit your MyJefferson application.

Applicants interested in Fall 2020: Applications are still being reviewed for admission. Students interested in Fall 2020 consideration should follow the instructions below. Supporting materials should be sent directly to TJAPP utilizing the instructions outlined below.

Note: We communicate with applicants via email, so please provide a valid email address and adjust your email settings to allow mail from

Application Deadlines

OCTOBER 15 - Application Deadline for Spring
FEBRUARY 15 - Application Deadline for Summer
JULY 1 - Application Deadline for Fall

To be considered complete and eligible for review, a TJAPP application must be complete with required letters of recommendation, transcripts, personal statement and all supporting documents (test scores, RN license, CPR card etc.) submitted in the directed manner and received by our office by the Application deadline date.

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The Jefferson College of Nursing has suspended admission to the Community Systems Administration and Nursing Informatics programs. Please contact the Office of Admissions at 215-503-8890 or with questions.

Applicants must have an MSN or Nurse Doctorate (ND) from an accredited school.

We require a minimum GPA of 3.5 (on a 4.00 scale) earned in the MSN program.

  • Introductory bachelor’s level course in elementary statistics (grade of B or above)
  • Introductory BSN-level course in nursing research (grade of B or above)
  • Introductory undergraduate level physical assessment course (grade B or above); if integrated in the BSN course of study, evidence must be submitted for evaluation.

Technical standards are the fundamental abilities a student needs to complete every activity his/her degree requires. These standards are determined by the competency, proficiency and/or skill standards set forth by accrediting and professional organizations appropriate to each program and apply to classroom, laboratory and clinical/fieldwork environments. Students are allowed reasonable accommodation.

The technical standards for an MSN include computer literacy and Microsoft Office skills.

Admission Requirements

It is extremely important that you carefully read all directions listed below to ensure successful submission of your application materials.

Submit official transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate institution attended to TJAPP. Please note that transcripts are required regardless of number of credits taken or if the credits were transferred to another school. An admission decision will be delayed if you do not send transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.

If your coursework was completed outside of the United States, you must submit a course-by-course evaluation from one of the following international evaluation agencies:

Nursing (RN) License

Upload your current RN licensure in the “Program Materials” section in TJAPP within the Documents tab and labeled “Other.”   

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) License

Upload your current CRNP licensure in the “Program Materials” section in TJAPP within the Documents tab and labeled “Other.”   

National Certification

Submit name of national certification organization and expiration date plus upload the document, in TJAPP within the “Supporting Information” section under “Licenses and Certifications” tab.

Optional: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and/or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Certification

Upload proof of current ACLS and PALS certifications in the “Program Materials” section in TJAPP within the “Documents” tab and labeled “Other.”


Submit CV/Resume in the “Program Materials” section in TJAPP within the Documents tab and labeled “CV/Resume.”

Submit a personal statement/essay describing your professional goals in the “Program Materials” section in TJAPP under the Questions tab.

Request letters of recommendation from three professional contacts (such as: supervisor, manager, instructor, charge nurse, clinical educator) in TJAPP.

International students who are in the U.S. in F or J status are restricted to taking one online course per term per federal regulations.

The majority of classes in our MSN and PMC programs are online, along with our DNP programs which is fully online. As such, they are not available to international students due to federal regulations.

Send official TOEFL scores (if applicable) to:

Thomas Jefferson University
130 South 9th Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19107
TOEFL code = 2903

All nursing students who are offered admission to Jefferson are required to have a criminal background check and child abuse clearance, be fingerprinted and undergo a drug test. The Office of Admissions will provide you with the appropriate information to complete this requirement.

Clinical rotation and fieldwork sites that require a criminal background check, child abuse clearance and/or fingerprinting may deny a student’s participation in the clinical experience, rotation or fieldwork because of a felony or misdemeanor conviction or a record of child abuse. Clinical sites may also deny participation in clinical experiences for other reasons, such as failure of a required drug test, or inability to produce an appropriate health clearance. As participation in clinical experiences, rotations or fieldwork is a required part of the curriculum and a requirement for graduation, denial of partici­pation by a clinical site may result in delay of graduation or the inability to graduate from the program.

Regardless of whether or not a student graduates from Jefferson, individuals who have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor may be denied certification or licensure as a health professional. Information regarding individual eligibility may be obtained from the appropriate credentialing bodies.