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Admission to the IEN Program

Internationally Educated Nurses interested in the Nursing in the U.S. Context Certificate must meet this criteria:

  • Documentation (in English) of completion of a basic nursing program leading to an RN designation.
  • Documented proof of RN achievement in good standing from the country of origin.
  • Registration with CGFNS, International in preparation for U. S. RN licensure
  • TOEFL scores which are compatible with CGFNS, Board of Nursing, and UNMC requirements.

Completion of 12 credits with a minimum of 78% pass rate is required. Students who desire additional practice may enroll for up to six additional credits.

Admission Key Dates

BSN Program Application Opens Application Due Program Start
IEN Program September 1 February 1 August

IEN Program of Study

There are a minimum of 12 credit hours in this program. Five of these are didactic, and 7 are simulation/clinical practice. This equates to 75 hours of didactic contact time, and 315 hours of simulation and clinical practice. The program can be completed in 1 X 15-week semester, but for greater reflection and practice, we recommend it be spread out over two semesters, and be completed parallel the CGFNS International certification process. Students have the opportunity to enroll for additional didactic or clinical credits pending availability of courses, to a maximum of 18.

NRSG 481PROFESSIONAL NURSE'S ROLE IN THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA2
NRSG 482PATIENT-CENTERED CARE, FAMILY-CENTERED CARE, AND RELATIONSHIPS WITH PROFESSIONAL HEALTHCARE3
NRSG 483CLINICAL PRACTICUM IN NURSING IN THE U.S. HEALTHCARE CONTEXT1-7