Certificate programs

Professional certificates coming soon!

Nurses and other health professionals will soon be able to take advantage of these two certificate programs without requiring the time and financial commitment of a full-time graduate-degree program. Watch this page for more information when these professional programs launch. Or, sign up here for email updates about our professional programs

A graduate certificate program is a structured sequence of courses and requirements that focuses on a specialty or area of expertise not offered by a regular degree program. It also has been reviewed and approved by the UC Davis Graduate Council.

There are two formats for graduate certificate programs that make use of regular UC Davis courses — University of California Graduate Academic Certificate (GAC) and UC Davis Graduate Academic Unit Certificate (GAUC).

Currently, two graduate certificate programs are offered for students at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis: the Health Professions Educator GAC and the Family Caregiving GAUC.


Health professions education

Health Professions Educator Graduate Academic Certificate Program

Three quarters concurrent with degree program

Graduate nursing students with an interest in education may apply for this certificate program to prepare to teach in prelicensure nursing and other health professions programs. Graduates are eligible to apply for Certification for Nurse Educators.

Learn about our health professions certificate program


Family Caregiving Graduate Academic Unit Certificate Program

Family Caregiving Graduate Academic Unit Certificate Program

Three quarters concurrent with degree program

Graduate nursing students with an interest in family caregiving and family-centered care may apply for this certificate program to prepare to address the needs of diverse family caregivers and lead system change through practice, leadership and research.

Learn more about the family caregiving certificate program