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If you are dedicated to expanding your professional development and being on the cutting edge of healthcare, this program will benefit you whether you work in a practice or an academic setting.

Who Should Enroll?

  • Students currently enrolled in masters or doctoral programs
  • Nurses with baccalaureate, masters, or doctoral degrees working in practice or academic settings
  • Health care professionals with masters or doctoral degrees working in practice or academic settings


Why Enroll?

  • Advance and revitalize your career
  • Increase your earning potential, marketability, and promotional opportunities
  • Meet the health care and educational demands of an increasingly diverse population
  • Accrediting agencies and professional associations mandate cultural competence in clinical practice


Admission Requirements

All applicants must have a bachelor's degree in Nursing with a GPA of 3.0 or above in nursing courses, or a higher degree in Nursing, or other related fields. Applicants must also submit a personal goal statement of 300-500 words that describes their cultural competence goals. Students who enroll in the Advanced Certificate in Cultural Competence who later want to matriculate in one of the master's or doctoral degree in nursing programs must meet admissions criteria of the degree program.

Students already enrolled in a graduate nursing program at CSI, who successfully complete NRS 700 (a required course) and the necessary Advanced Certificate in Cultural Competence courses as electives (NRS 703 and NRS 704) for their program will receive the advanced certificate. This will not reduce the number of credits needed for their degree program. They do not need to submit an application for the Advanced Certificate Program in Cultural Competence; however, early registration for NRS 703 and 704 is encouraged.


How to Enroll

Admission Deadline May 15.

Please visit the graduate studies web page to download the “Application for Graduate Admission” or apply on-line.

For more information and assistance, please contact:

CUNY College of Staten Island
Office of Recruitment & Admission
2800 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, New York 10314

Phone: (718) 982-2019
Fax: (718) 982-2500



Students enrolled in this advanced certificate program pay tuition and academic excellence fees for part-time matriculated graduate degree students as delineated at: