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Nanoscale Science (Ph.D.)

The Nanoscale Science Ph.D. is an interdisciplinary program that addresses the development, manipulation, and use of materials and devices on the scale of roughly 1-100 nanometers in length, and the study of phenomena that occur on this size scale. The program prepares students to become scholarly, practicing scientists who possess the critical thinking, methodological, and communication skills required to advance and disseminate knowledge of fundamental and applied nanoscale science.

Program Webpage http://nanoscalescience.uncc.edu
Graduate Program Director: Dr. Bernadette Donovan-Merkert
Graduate Program Director Email: bdonovan@uncc.edu
Graduate Program Director Phone: 704-687-1464
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Network Security (CERT)

The Graduate Certificate in Network Security provides professionals with an opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills in cyber security for networked systems. The certificate requires fifteen (15) graduate credit hours of coursework. The certificate may be pursued concurrently with a related graduate degree program at UNC Charlotte.

Program Webpage http://sis.uncc.edu/academics/graduate-certificates
Graduate Program Director: Heather Lipford
Graduate Program Director Email: richter@uncc.edu
Graduate Program Director Phone: 704-687-8376
Name on GradAdmissions Website: Ms. Sandra Krause
Email on GradAdmissions Website: Sandra.Krause@uncc.edu
Phone # on GradAdmissions Website: 704-687-8662
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Nonprofit Management (CERT)

As part of the Master of Public Administration program, the graduate certificate in Non-Profit Management provides education and training for the public and nonprofit sectors, conduct scholarly and applied research to advance the field of public administration, and serve the community. Specilized training can be obtained in this certificate without having to pursue the MPA master’s degree.

Program Webpage http://mpa.uncc.edu/prospective-students/graduate-certificate
Graduate Program Director: Dr. Joanne Carman
Graduate Program Director Email: jgcarman@uncc.edu
Graduate Program Director Phone: 704-687-7208
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Nurse Anesthesia (post-masters) (PCER)

The post-master’s certificate is awarded to students who have completed a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from an accredited program and wish to function as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). The full-time course of study plan allows for certificate completion within 27 months. Courses must be taken in the order outlined in the master’s curriculum. In addition the student must complete all requirements outlined by the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists (CCNA). Students complete cognate and clinical courses in nurse anesthesia. Clinical experiences are offered at Carolinas Medical Center and other affiliated sites.

Program Webpage http://nursing.uncc.edu/degree-programs/graduate-msn-and-certificates/nurse-anesthesia/post-masters-certificate-nurse
Graduate Program Director: Dr. Lienne Edwards
Graduate Program Director Email: lienne.edwards@uncc.edu
Graduate Program Director Phone: 704-687-7970
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Nursing: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (MSN)

The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner concentration offers nurses with an acute care/critical care clinical practice background the opportunity to provide care to acutely ill adults. These advanced practice registered nurses will be prepared to function as Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (AGACNP).  Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners provide evidence-based care to acutely ill adults with urgent and emergent complex health issues and critically ill adults with life threatening, rapidly changing physiological and pathophysiological conditions.  The program is implemented in partnership with the Carolinas Healthcare System. Graduates with this concentration will be eligible to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Certification Corporation (AACN Certcorp) examination for Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners.

Program Webpage http://nursing.uncc.edu/degree-programs/graduate-msn-and-certificates/adult-gerontology-acute-care-nurse-practitioner
Graduate Program Director: Dr. Lienne Edwards
Graduate Program Director Email: lienne.edwards@uncc.edu
Graduate Program Director Phone: 704-687-7970
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Nursing: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (PCER)

The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner graduate certificate concentration offers nurses with an acute care/critical care clinical practice background the opportunity to provide care to acutely ill adults. These advanced practice registered nurses will be prepared to function as Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (AGACNP). Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners provide evidence-based care to acutely ill adults with urgent and emergent complex health issues and critically ill adults with life threatening, rapidly changing physiological and pathophysiological conditions. The program is implemented in partnership with the Carolinas Healthcare System. Graduates with this concentration will be eligible to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Certification Corporation (AACN Certcorp) examination for Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners.

Program Webpage http://nursing.uncc.edu/degree-programs/graduate-msn-and-certificates/adult-gerontology-acute-care-nurse-practitioner/post
Graduate Program Director: Dr. Lienne Edwards
Graduate Program Director Email: lienne.edwards@uncc.edu
Graduate Program Director Phone: 704-687-7970
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Nursing: Community Public Health Nursing (MSN)

The Community/Public Health Nursing specialty prepares nurses to assume leadership in assessing communities and populations, identifying high risk groups, and in partnership with communities, consumers, and stakeholders, developing culturally-sensitive, acceptable and realistic community-based nursing interventions. Graduates are expected to demonstrate PHN Competencies identified by the Quad Council (2004). Upon graduation, individuals will meet the educational requirements for the exam leading to Board Certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as an Advanced Public Health Nurse.

Program Webpage http://nursing.uncc.edu/degree-programs/graduate-msn-and-certificates/community-public-health-nursing
Graduate Program Director: Dr. Lienne Edwards
Graduate Program Director Email: lienne.edwards@uncc.edu
Graduate Program Director Phone: 704-687-7970
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Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner across the Life Span (MSN)

The Family Nurse Practitioner Across the Lifespan concentration offer nurses the opportunity to provide primary care in family practice settings. FNPs provide care to individuals and families across the lifespan, promote wellness and disease prevention, meet tomorrow’s health care challenges, and provide leadership in the delivery of quality health care. Upon graduation, individuals will be qualified to sit for exams leading to Board Certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and/or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Family Nurse Practitioner Across the Lifespan graduates are prepared to work as primary care providers in (a) Primary Care Practices; (b) Community-based Clinics; (c) Public Health Departments; and (d) Rural/Urban Settings.

Program Webpage http://nursing.uncc.edu/degree-programs/graduate-msn-and-certificates/family-nurse-practitioner-across-lifespan
Graduate Program Director: Dr. Lienne Edwards
Graduate Program Director Email: lienne.edwards@uncc.edu
Graduate Program Director Phone: 704-687-7970
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Nursing: Nurse Administrator (CERT)

The Nurse Administrator graduate certificate is designed for nurses who hold a bachelor’s degree and desire to enhance their administrative skills and advanced practice nurses with master’s degrees who seek additional knowledge to be competitive in managing personnel or groups.

Program Webpage http://distanceed.uncc.edu/graduate/nursing-admin
Graduate Program Director: Dr. Lienne Edwards
Graduate Program Director Email: lienne.edwards@uncc.edu
Graduate Program Director Phone: 704-687-7970
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Nursing: Nurse Administrator (MSN)

The Nurse Administration specialty will prepare nurses for advanced practice in administrative roles such as Nurse Executive, Nurse Manager, Quality Improvement Manager, Ambulatory Care Manager or other system level nursing positions in community agencies, health care facilities, health departments and schools of nursing. Graduates will meet the educational requirements for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification in Nursing Administration or Nursing Administration Advanced (CNAA) for the level they are qualified.

Program Webpage http://nursing.uncc.edu/degree-programs/graduate-msn-and-certificates/nurse-administrator
Graduate Program Director: Dr. Lienne Edwards
Graduate Program Director Email: lienne.edwards@uncc.edu
Graduate Program Director Phone: 704-687-7970
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Nursing: Nurse Anesthesia (MSN)

The specialty concentration in Nurse Anesthesia is offered in conjunction with Carolinas Medical Center . This and all of our baccalaureate/masters programs in the School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs (COA). The concentration in Nurse Anesthesia provides both the theory and clinical practice required to qualify to take the national certifying examination upon graduation. In addition to MSN core courses, students complete cognate and clinical courses in nurse anesthesia. Clinical experiences are offered at Carolinas Medical Center and other affiliated sites.

Program Webpage http://nursing.uncc.edu/degree-programs/graduate-msn-and-certificates/nurse-anesthesia
Graduate Program Director: Dr. Lienne Edwards
Graduate Program Director Email: lienne.edwards@uncc.edu
Graduate Program Director Phone: 704-687-7970
Name on GradAdmissions Website: Dr. David Langford
Email on GradAdmissions Website: drlangfo@uncc.edu
Phone # on GradAdmissions Website: 704-687-7967
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Nursing: Nurse Educator (CERT)

The graduate certificate in Nursing Education is designed to prepare nurses who have a BSN or MSN to become educational leaders in academic settings. This certificate consists of four courses, for a total of twelve semester hours and can be completed within one calendar year. The Graduate Certificate provides students with the coursework needed to enhance the student’s professional teaching skills.

Program Webpage http://nursing.uncc.edu/degree-programs/graduate-msn-and-certificates/nurse-educator/graduate-certificate-nurse-educator
Graduate Program Director: Dr. Lienne Edwards
Graduate Program Director Email: lienne.edwards@uncc.edu
Graduate Program Director Phone: 704-687-7970
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Nursing: Nurse Educator (MSN)

The Nurse Educator specialty prepares nurses for advanced practice as Nurse Educators in selected areas of expertise. Students declare a specialty in the application and develop a portfolio from their graduate work demonstrating their expertise. Graduates of this program are prepared for academic positions teaching nursing at the entry into practice or RN-BSN levels and meet the North Carolina Board of Nursing requirements for Nurse Educators.  Graduates who have two years of full-time teaching experience will be prepared to take the NLN certification exam for Nurse Educators.

Program Webpage http://nursing.uncc.edu/degree-programs/graduate-msn-and-certificates/nurse-educator
Graduate Program Director: Dr. Lienne Edwards
Graduate Program Director Email: lienne.edwards@uncc.edu
Graduate Program Director Phone: 704-687-7970
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Nursing: Nurse Practitioner across the Life Span (post-masters) (PCER)

The Family Nurse Practitioner Across the Lifespan graduate certificate concentration offer nurses the opportunity to provide primary care in family practice settings. FNPs provide care to individuals and families across the lifespan, promote wellness and disease prevention, meet tomorrow’s health care challenges, and provide leadership in the delivery of quality health care. Upon graduation, individuals will be qualified to sit for exams leading to Board Certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and/or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Family Nurse Practitioner Across the Lifespan graduates are prepared to work as primary care providers in: (a) Primary Care Practices; (b) Community-based Clinics; (c) Public Health Departments; and (d) Rural/Urban Settings.

Program Webpage http://nursing.uncc.edu/degree-programs/graduate-msn-and-certificates/family-nurse-practitioner-across-lifespan/post-masters
Graduate Program Director: Dr. Lienne Edwards
Graduate Program Director Email: lienne.edwards@uncc.edu
Graduate Program Director Phone: 704-687-7970
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