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Students are admitted once a year, as a cohort, during the Spring semester for the Graduate Certificate in Cardiovascular Nursing. The deadline to apply is Feb. 4, 2024.

To be considered for admission to this post-graduate certificate program for nurse practitioners, you must:

  • Be enrolled in or have graduated from a Master of Science in Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Practice program and possess licensure and certification as a nurse practitioner in the roles of FNP, adult/gerontology NP, or acute care NP population foci;
  • Complete the online application and pay the application fee;
  • Submit official transcripts;
  • Evidence of current, unencumbered RN licensure and current, unencumbered APRN Nurse Practitioner nursing license;
  • Submit a resume; and
  • Arrange for two letters of reference.
    • One recommendation must be from someone who can attest to the clinical competencies of the applicant at an Advanced Practice level.
    • One recommendation must be from a former faculty member in a nursing program, a current or former nursing supervisor, or a nursing leader who can speak to the applicant’s potential for success in the graduate certificate program.

See a detailed list of application and admission requirements from the Graduate School.

*If an applicant is a current student in the UL Lafayette MSN or BSN to DNP program in good academic standing, the application requirements of new official transcripts and letters of recommendation are waived.

Click here to apply now to the cardiovascular nursing program.