Graduate Certificate in Emergency Preparedness Nursing Coordinator

JSU students with medical transport helicopter

The graduate certificate program in emergency preparedness nursing coordinator is available for non-degree students who wish to specialize in the area of emergency preparedness.  Upon satisfactorily completing the requirements of the graduate certificate (comprehensive exam is not required for the graduate certificate), an entry will be made on the student’s transcript.  All courses are delivered through distance education. 100% online!

A student who completes the graduate certificate may apply these hours of credit toward the Master’s of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Emergency Management degree.

Please review the Graduate Certificate Program Disclosures for information on costs, financing options, student indebtedness and completion for each Graduate Certificate Program.

Applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Emergency Preparedness Nursing Coordinator must submit the following:

  1. Completed JSU graduate application.
  2. Non-refundable $35.00 application processing fee.
  3. Bachelor's degree with a major in nursing from a regionally accredited university with a professionally accredited nursing program.
  4. Official transcripts from the postsecondary institution awarding the bachelor's degree. (Students who have previously attended JSU do not need to request a transcript from the University.)
  5. A current unencumbered RN license in the United States.

*Please Tammy Johnson ( if you do not reside in the state of Alabama before applying to the university.

Required courses for the Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management Nursing: (15 hours)

*You may view the course descriptions in the Graduate Catalog

EM 505  Foundations of Emergency Management (3)
EM 545  Emergency Preparedness (3)
EM 555  Disaster Response (3)
EM 575  Medical Aspects of Emergency Management (3)

EM Elective  Select one of the following courses:

EM 548  Vulnerability and Capacity Building (3)
EM 570  Biosecurity (3)
EM 576  Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualties (3)


Graduate Studies
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