Nursing in the U.S. Context

Nursing in the U.S. Context for Internationally Educated Nurses

Individuals who have received their nursing education outside the U.S. may find that their understanding of the health care system, the roles of nurses and interprofessional practice in this system, and the technology knowledge expected may be limited when one is not working in the system. The first step in working as an RN in the U.S. is achieving licensure as a Registered Nurse.

This certificate program is designed to assist the student to gain knowledge of the expectations of a nurse in the U.S. health care system. The certificate includes both in-class work and simulation/clinical opportunities. Content focuses on preparing the nurse to work in the health care system, culture and technology commonly found in U.S. health care settings. Clinical experiences may be tailored to the student’s specific needs.

Program Features:

12 credit hours to be completed over two semesters/terms

Admission Requirements:


This program does not qualify for F1 student visa sponsorship. If you live outside the U.S. please contact us for further information.

If you are interested in being considered for this program, please contact Stef Boardman with UNMC College of Nursing Student Services at