Oklahoma Baptist University

Certificate in Global Nursing

The 15-hour academic credit Certificate in Global Nursing is for post-master's nursing majors who wish to expand their impact cross-culturally. There are many opportunities for international short-term medical trips. This certificate program will give you the perspective needed to lead others in these endeavors. You will join other post-master's students and current MSN students in classes focused on Global Nursing topics.This certificate program is ideal for people wishing to add another facet to their nursing careers or those who want to move full-time into global nursing careers.

Global Nursing Certificate Courses (15 credit hours)

Global Health - NURS 5303 (3 hours)
This course focuses on health and illness as defined in cultures outside of the American, Caucasian culture. These cultures include international groups within the United States as well as other groups around the world. Also included are common conditions and health issues of worldwide people groups.

Cross Cultural Nursing NURS 5323 (3 hours)
This course focuses on the use of evidence based practice in addressing health needs of peoples in various cultures of international people groups. The advanced role of the professional nurse is a basis for discussion of best practices.

International Organizations NURS 5313 (3 hours)
This course analyzes the structure and work of organizations whose mission is to address health needs of various international people groups.

Advanced Nursing Practicum - NURS 5486 (6 hours) This course focuses on advanced nursing roles in a specific area of study. The course serves students in all masters nursing program tracks. It includes practice settings and client populations that are specific to the specialty track. Faculty and students will collaborate to design a practicum experience based on the individual student’s career goals.


Classes meet on the campus of the OBU Graduate School in Oklahoma City on either a Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday evening. You will be in class with other post-master's certificate students and current OBU master's students. Classes meet at various times during the year. See specific schedule below.

Certificate Course Pricing

All certificate courses in Nursing Education or Global Nursing are for academic credit and therefore are priced at our normal tuition rate of $450.00 per credit hour.

Admissions Requirements for Certificate Programs

Those interested in receiving one of the certificate programs listed above should follow the following application process:

1. Masters in Nursing from a program accredited by an approved nursing accrediting body.
2. Official transcript(s) reflecting work from all colleges or universities contributing to your degree. These must be mailed to: OBU Graduate School, 3800 North May Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73112.
3. Completed application form
4. Current resume
5. Completed statement of purpose
6. Two Recommendations
7. Current license to practice professional nursing in the United States

You may secure application materials online by clicking on links below or contact the OBU Graduate School office to receive an application packet. You may also click on the Apply Now link above.

Contact our Graduate School office if you have further questions. (Contact Us)

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