Health Care Simulation Graduate Certificate

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College : Nursing Degree :CRT
Department : Nursing Option : N/A
Program Websites : http://www.nursing.ucf.edu

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Graduate Certificate in Health Care Simulation prepares nurses, members of other healthcare disciplines, administrators and simulation and technology professionals to design, manage and evaluate healthcare simulations for basic education and improvement of team healthcare delivery.

CURRICULUM

The certificate program requires three courses, for a total of 9 credit hours.

Total Credit Hours Required:
9 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

Required Courses—9 Credit Hours

  • NGR 6717 Introduction to Healthcare Simulation (3 credit hours)
  • NGR 6794 Organizational Leadership and Operations in Healthcare Simulation (3 credit hours)
  • NGR 6978 Healthcare Simulation Capstone Project (3 credit hours)

Students may take the following course as an additional, optional course:

  • NGR 6771L Healthcare Simulation Practicum (1-3 credit hours)

Application Requirements

Admission is open to those with a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

Admission to the program is competitive on a space-available basis. In addition to the general UCF graduate application requirements, applicants to this program must provide:

  • One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
  • Address the following 3 items in a written essay. Total word count for all (not each) answers should be 500 words or less, double spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font, and 1 inch margins: 
    • Describe how your professional experiences have prepared you for future education in the role in nursing or healthcare simulation
    • Describe the path you would take to ensure success in your graduate nursing education 
    • Identify one significant contemporary issue/ problem in the US Health care system and explore how members of the nursing profession can help address that issue or solve that problem.
     
  • Curriculum Vitae which reflects prior education, recent clinical accomplishments, any recent scholarly work (publications and presentations), awards, additional certifications and activities with professional organizations. For recent graduates this can include accomplishments as a student.

Before submitting your application, it is recommended that applicants call the College of Nursing Graduate Office at 407-823-2744 to schedule an appointment with an adviser to discuss your goals for graduate study. It is advantageous to discuss the program before writing the required essay because the essay must address your goals for post-master’s preparation for nursing education.

Admission to the program is competitive, based on evaluation of the applicant’s abilities, past performance, recommendations, FDLE/FBI finger printing and certified background checks, and the match of UCF’s master's programs with career goals. The College of Nursing accepts the most qualified students. Since enrollment is limited, not all students who apply may be accepted, even if minimum requirements are met.    

Application Deadlines

Health Care Simulation Graduate Certificate *Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
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Feb 15Nov 1

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The Fall 2017 Application Deadline has been extended until March 15th, 2017.

International Applicants

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International Transfer Applicants

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*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.

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