Apply to the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education

By including the UVic School of Nursing in your choice of programs to apply for, you are choosing a school that has offered graduate education by distance learning in nursing since 1990.

Applications Open:
September 1

Applications Close:
April 1
Document Deadline:
April 30

Applicants must also meet all general regulations of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.


  1. Applicants must be registered nurses (RNs) who have successfully completed a Nursing program from an accredited institution, with at least a B (73%) average required calculated over the last two years (or equivalent of 30.0 UVic units) of the degree considered. The following are not used in the calculation of the admission grade point average:
    • Practica
    • Non-graded courses
    • Credit based on life experiences
    • Credit earned at institutions not recognized by the university
  2. Registration as a practicing nurse with the regulatory body for the jurisdiction where you reside.

Required Documents

Applications must be complete and submitted on time. We recommend starting the application process early.

Online Application

Begin your online application for the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education using "My UVic Application". Choose Level of Study: Graduate. Department: Nursing. Degree Type: Certificate. If you need help with this system please contact Graduate Admissions and Records. 250-472-4657 or


Upload unofficial transcripts of all degree and coursework.

You must provide updated transcripts, even if you provided them in a previous application year.


Upload your current Resume or C.V.


Submit two assessment reports (references). One must be an academic reference. The second may be a professional or an academic reference familiar with your work. Enter the names and email addresses of your references into the online application. Your references will receive an automated email with instructions on submitting their assessments. It is essential to notify your references in advance to confirm their willingness. References have the option of submitting a letter of reference in addition to the assessment form sent by the online application system. For more information, please contact the School of Nursing Grad Team at

Important Notes

Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education is competitive. Meeting admission requirements does not guarantee entry to the certificate program. Recommendations for admission are for a particular program option and start date, and cannot be deferred. If you decline your offer of admission, you must re-apply.