Application Deadlines

For details on application deadlines and how to apply to this program, please contact Kate Hallowell, Graduate Program Administrative Assistant at 406/994-3500 or or complete our online form.

International Applicants

English proficiency scores with the following minimums: TOEFL (80), IELTS (level 6.5), or PTE (54), are required for applicants who are not U.S. citizens and are not from countries where English is the official language. This requirement is waived if the applicant has earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from an institution in the U.S. or if the student is from a country where the English proficiency score is waived.

Please see our International application process page for a list of countries where the english proficiency score is waived as well as more information on applying as an International student.

Additional Admission Requirements

For additional required admission documents please see program website or view list of requirements in the graduate application portal. Incomplete applications cannot be considered.


The Certificate in Nursing Education program consists of four theory courses (total of 10 credits) that prepare students for careers in nursing education.  These courses are open to all graduate nursing students and also to nurses with at least a BSN who are interested in taking such coursework for personal enrichment or professional advancement.

Nursing educators work in a variety of settings, the most common being schools/colleges of nursing or larger health care agencies.  If you are planning a career with an educational focus, or if you just want to expand your options for later in your career, these electives will get you started.  All of the courses are available in distance delivery mode.