How do I apply to the Holistic Nursing online certificate?

To apply for admission to the Holistic Nursing Online Graduate Certificate program, complete the application process which begins at the link below. Applicants must be an RN and have completed a Baccalaureate degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university.

Note: Maximum cohort capacity is 12 students.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester: June 21

The Online Holistic Nursing Graduate Certificate program accepts students in the Fall semesters. Apply early to avoid last minute processing delays.

Application Instructions

Applications will be evaluated upon receipt of all required documentation:

  • A personal statement from the applicant addressing his/her reasons for applying and his/her plans for the future (uploaded).
  • One letter of reference from an individual who can address the candidate’s potential for success (electronically submitted).
  • Current resume or CV (uploaded).
  • Unofficial transcript(s) for all undergraduate and graduate coursework(uploaded).
  • Official college transcript(s) mailed to The Graduate School (see address below). Please note that official transcripts from students previous educational experience at UConn are not required.
  • Successful candidates normally meet the recommended 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA.
  • Regardless of visa status, students whose primary language is not English must show evidence of proficiency in the English Language. For the most updated list of accepted English proficiency tests for admission, please visit UConn's Graduate School website (
  • When completing the online application form, under the Intended Program tab select:
    • Levels of Study: Certificate
    • Academic Areas: Health
    • Program: Holistic Nursing Grad Certificate
    • Campus: Online
  • The GRE and Residence Affidavit are not required.
  • Fields marked with a red asterisk (*) on the application are required fields.
  • A non-refundable $75 application fee.
  • After you apply, are admitted, and accept an offer of admission, please send The Graduate School your Official Transcript(s) in one envelope to the address listed below. Or, if your school(s) offer an electronic transcript service email them to

University of Connecticut
The Graduate School
Whetten Graduate Center
438 Whitney Road Ext., Unit 1152
Storrs, CT 06269-1152

Applications are only evaluated after the student’s file is complete.

If you have any questions on how to use the online application system, please contact the The Graduate School at 860-486-3617.

International Students are ineligible for this online certificate program.