Graduate Programs


The Master of Science in Nursing degree is designed to prepare nurses for advanced practice in Nurse Anesthesia Across the Lifespan, Advanced Clinical Nursing, or Systems/Populations Nursing. Active concentrations in Advanced Clinical Practice include Family Nurse Practitioner Across the Lifespan and Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Concentrations in Systems/Population include Community/Public Health Nursing, Nurse Administrator, and Nurse Educator. Students apply to all graduate and certificate programs through the Graduate School.


There are two types of Certificates offered by the School of Nursing: a post master's certificate and a graduate certificate. Students apply to all graduate and certificate programs through the Graduate School.

Graduate Certificates

Post master's certificates


The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is the terminal practice degree in Nursing. This degree builds upon the student's current knowledge of clinical practice, and will prepare students to practice at the highest clinical level and provide leadership in our dynamic healthcare systems.

BSN to DNP (Nurse Anesthesia)

Post Master's DNP (dual program offered through UNC Charlotte and Western Carolina)

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing/master's degree program in nursing and the Doctor of Nursing Practice at University of North Carolina at Charlotte are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Dates: Applications should be received no later than July 1st. However, to receive early action and priority consideration, applications must be received by April 1st.

Additional Graduate Application and Contact Information

Masters of Science in Nursing degree and certificate program information: Including Nursing Administration, Nurse Educator and Community Health

Application Deadlines:

Fall start August 1

Spring start December 1

Summer start May 1 

Applications are reviewed on a year-round basis. 

Process: All applications are submitted online to the Graduate School.


Systems Population Coordinator
Meredith L. Troutman-Jordan
UNC Charlotte School of Nursing Charlotte, North Carolina

UNC Charlotte Distance Education Office
John McCulley
Program Manager, Distance Education

Nurse Anesthesia program information:

All application materials must be submitted to the Graduate School and the Nurse Anesthesia program no later than six weeks prior to the intended interview date.  Interviews are held in November and February.

Dates: Application deadlines for admission to the Graduate School and the Nurse Anesthesia DNP program are as follows:

For November interviews, the deadline is September 10
For February interviews, the deadline is January 10

Process: The application process requires two applications – one to UNC Charlotte and one to Carolinas Medical Center Nurse Anesthesia Program.  All applications to the University are submitted online to the Graduate School.  Information pertaining to the University Catalog, the GRE Exam, the online application system, and other materials can be obtained from: Graduate Admissions

The Carolinas Medical Center NAP application forms and materials can be obtained from:

Carolinas Medical Center
Nurse Anesthesia Program
P.O. Box 32861
Charlotte, NC 28232-2861
704-355-2375 (phone)
704-355-7263 (fax)

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Practitioner (AGACNP) program information:

Application Deadlines:  Students are admitted annually. Applications for entry in the Fall Semester are due to the Graduate School by December 1st.


Advanced Clinical Nursing Coordinator
Tonya Anderson, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CNE
UNC Charlotte School of Nursing
Charlotte, North Carolina

Program course information below:


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Graduate Certificate

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