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Graduate Certificate in Emergency Preparedness Nursing Coordinator

- Available Fall 2014

The graduate certificate program in emergency preparedness nursing coordinator is available for non-degree students who wish to specialize in the area of emergency preparedness.  Upon satisfactorily completing the requirements of the graduate certificate (comprehensive exam is not required for the graduate certificate), an entry will be made on the student’s transcript.  All courses are delivered through distance education. 

A student who completes the graduate certificate may apply these hours of credit toward the Master’s of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Emergency Management degree.

Please review our Graduate Certificate Disclosure information: http://www.jsu.edu/graduate/disclosure.html

APPLICANTS FOR THE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS NURSING COORDINATOR MUST SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

  1. Completed JSU graduate application.
  2. Non-refundable $35.00 application processing fee.
  3. Bachelor's degree with a major in nursing from a regionally accredited university with a professionally accredited nursing program.
  4. Official transcripts from the postsecondary institution awarding the bachelor's degree. (Students who have previously attended JSU do not need to request a transcript from the University.)
  5. Three "Graduate Reference Forms" completed by individuals who can provide qualitative assessment of the applicant's potential for success in graduate course work. This form is available in the office of the College of Graduate Studies or online at   www.jsu.edu/graduate 
  6. A current unencumbered RN license in the United States.

Required courses for the Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management Nursing: (15 hours)*

*You may view the course descriptions in the Graduate Bulletin:    www.jsu.edu/graduate

EM 505  Foundations of Emergency Management (3)
EM 545  Emergency Preparedness (3)
EM 555  Disaster Response (3)
EM 575  Medical Aspects of Emergency Management (3)

EM Elective  Select one of the following courses:

EM 548  Vulnerability and Capacity Building (3)
EM 570  Biosecurity (3)
EM 576  Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualties (3)
EM 577  Pandemic Planning and Preparedness (3)

Applications/Information         

College of Graduate Studies
Jacksonville State University
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, AL 36265-1602
(800) 231-5291
(256) 782-5329
Online Graduate Admissions
e-mail: graduate@jsu.edu

Please visit our website at www.jsu.edu/nursing or contact:

Ms. Tammy Johnson, BS, MPA
Director of Students Services
for the STEP & Master's Program 
(800) 231-5291
(256) 782-5423
Fax: (256) 782-5430
e-mail: tjohnson@jsu.edu

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