University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Degree Type

Master of Science in Nursing, Post-Master’s Certificate.

Program Length

27 months, full time

Credit Hours

67 semester hours

Starting Month


Application Deadline

September, October and January

Program Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Nursing is required.

Current license in North Carolina or a compact state for the state identified by faculty before enrollment.

A minimum of 18 months current full time critical care experience with adult clients. Acceptable critical care experience includes: Adult Intensive Care Unit, Surgical ICU, Coronary ICU, Trauma ICU, Neuro ICU, or Cardiovascular ICU. Not acceptable: Post-Anesthesia Care Unit, Emergency Department, Operating Room, Flight Team, Pediatric or Neonatal ICU.

Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or greater. A GPA of 3.0 or greater in the following completed science courses: Biology, Anatomy, Physiology, Chemistry, and Microbiology.

Minimum scores of 950 under the old GRE format or 293 under the current GRE format.

Required Certifications: BLS (Basic Life Support), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support).

An undergraduate statistics course with a grade of C or greater.


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