Evidence-Based Nursing Practice Certificate of Graduate Study

The Evidence-Based Nursing Practice Certificate of Graduate Study (COGS) is designed for the nurse who already has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing but little training in evidence-based practice.


  • Total semester hours required graduate work for program completion: 9 Semester Hours (s. h.)
  • Thesis requirement: None


The following courses make up the Evidence-Based Nursing Practice Certificate of Graduate Study program.

Required Courses: 9 semester hours (s.h.)

Required Courses
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
NURS 05503 Advanced Nursing Research 4
NURS 05510 Evidence Based Practice In Illness/Disease Management 3
NURS 05543 Evidence-Based Practice Clinical 2
Total Program Semester Hours: 9

Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee

  • Bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) in Nursing from an accredited institution of higher learning

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)

  • Current professional resume

  • Two letters of recommendation

    • Letters of recommendation should be from professional administrators and include information, which attests to applicant's ability to pursue a graduate degree
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

  • Copy of valid CPR card (must be updated every two years and sent the Department of Nursing)

  • Proof of current (U.S) valid RN license (must maintain active New Jersey RN license the duration of the program)

  • Personal Malpractice Insurance (required at time of application and must be maintained the duration of the program)

Start Dates & Application Deadlines

The chart below details available entry terms for the Evidence-Based Nursing Practice Certificate of Graduate Study program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Fall 2019 08/27/2019 07/01/2019

Tuition & Costs

Rate Fees Per Semester Hour
$736 No fees $736