Online Graduate Nursing Certificate

This graduate certificate program prepares healthcare professionals, such as nurses, providers, physical therapy, pre-med, medical interpreters, etc., in the ability to care for Hispanic patients while considering their unique cultural and linguistic needs. Find out if this program is for you.


No GRE requirement

Deadlines:Apply by July 1 for Fall
Program Length:Part-time (3 semesters)
Program Type:Online


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Is this program for me?

To apply to this program, you will need to meet the following:

  • You fulfill the general UCF graduate admissions requirements (see Admissions section of the UCF Graduate Catalog).
  • You have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent.
  • You hold a license or certification in a healthcare field.
  • You completed and passed an undergraduate statistics course.

Please note: Online programs do not meet immigration requirements for students holding an F1 or J1 Visa to maintain status. If you have questions, please contact UCF Global at or call 407-823-2337.

Do I need to have a BSN to apply?

No, you don’t need a BSN. You can apply to the Hispanic Serving Healthcare Professionals graduate program if you have a bachelor’s degree in any area of study. However, you do need to hold a license or certification in a healthcare field.

Do I need to speak Spanish?

The program is not designed to improve students’ linguistic ability. Neither Spanish speaking ability nor reading fluency is a requirement. A general understanding of Spanish is preferred.

How much does the program cost?

Tuition may vary each academic year and may depend on your residency (in-state or out-of-state). Click here for current information on tuition and fees.

Do I need to come to campus for courses?

No, all courses are offered online and in an asynchronous mode (no specific class meeting times).

Can I pursue this online program from outside of Florida?

Yes, you can pursue this UCF College of Nursing online program from any Nursing License Compact (NLC) state. Two thirds of the courses offered in this program are taught by licensed Registered Nurses. Laws of various states require such individuals to hold an NLC license or be licensed in that state. Our faculty hold NLC licensing only. A current listing of NLC states can be found at the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) website under the “Participating Jurisdictions” section.

UCF is also an approved institution of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA). Membership in NC-SARA requires the university to disclose information regarding state licensing and certification requirements for the selected program of study when licensing and/or certification are a requirement to practice in the profession after graduation.

While licensure or certification may be available in this field of study, this program does not lead to such licensure or certification upon graduation. The professional preparation you receive in our program may still assist you in such pursuits; however, we are unable to confirm the specific licensure and certification requirements of each state, territory, or foreign entity in which professional credentialing may be possible. If you intend to pursue such credentialing in your state or elsewhere, we advise you to contact the applicable state credentialing authority to familiarize yourself with its specific requirements and determine if our program meets its academic criteria.

You are welcome to contact the College of Nursing’s Assistant Dean of Students with questions in this regard, and we will do our best to assist you in your career planning.

Can I work while I am a student?

Yes, the online format is convenient and allows for flexibility around your work schedule. However, the graduate program is rigorous in nature and will require time and commitment to studies.

I am ready to apply. What are the next steps?

Visit our Graduate Certificate Admissions page for details on the application process and requirements.


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