Our Research and EBP in Nursing certificate program will equip you to integrate cutting-edge nursing scholarship into your practice.

Built for working nurses like you, this flexible, affordable continuing education pathway outlines core strategies for applying the latest in nursing scholarship to concrete clinical situations. As you acquire research fluency and familiarize yourself with key features of data-driven care, you'll develop the practical expertise you need to propel innovation and optimize patient outcomes in your organization. 

Take the First Step

Get in touch with any questions or submit a simple application for admission.
We will assist you every step of the way toward acceptance so you can enroll and begin your classes!

At a Glance

Median annual wage for registered nurses

Program Length

2 Courses / 5 Credits



Tuition Per Credit


Is This the Degree For Me?

Who It’s For

  • Nursing professionals passionate about promoting evidence-based practice and improving care outcomes
  • Emerging nurse leaders seeking to realize their career potential while reshaping organizational priorities
  • Nurses in need of graduate credits

Career Paths

  • Magnet Coordinator
  • Research Council Member/Chair
  • Nurse Mentor

What You’ll Learn

Through accessible, skills-focused instruction, our Research and EBP in Nursing certificate program will empower you to:

  • Enhance care quality by advocating evidence-based decision-making
  • Identify innovative, data-informed health solutions
  • Thrive as an informed nurse leader in your organization

Advance Your Career With Minimal Financial Stress

Through our newly forged partnership with Essentia Health, Essentia employees enrolled in our graduate degree and certificate programs enjoy access to exclusive scholarships as well as generous tuition reimbursements.

Program Details

Program Information

Please visit our catalog for admission requirements and a full list of our courses.

Your first step is to get in touch with any questions or submit the simple application for admission. After acceptance to the University as a candidate for graduate studies, we will assist you every step of the way toward acceptance into your academic program so you can enroll and begin your classes!

If you are serving or have served our country, we sincerely thank you. Our military services office is here to work closely with active duty, retired, reserve, and eligible family members qualified for military benefits. Learn how we can help you with the application process and review the benefits you have earned.

For a full list of fees, visit our Tuition and Fees page.

The University of Mary is committed to putting your educational goals within reach. Learn what scholarships you qualify for.

We welcome students from various backgrounds, including transfer students from institutionally accredited colleges and universities recognized by the US Dept. of Education and those with military or career and work experience. 

How do I show my previous college, military, or work experience?

  • Official transcripts (if applicable) from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 should be submitted directly to the Office of Admissions.


    • Did you graduate from the University of Mary? Then we’ll get your Mary transcript for you!
    • At most other schools, you can request transcripts by going to the National Student Clearinghouse or by contacting the registrar’s office. 
      • Have your transcripts sent to:
        Office of Admissions
        University of Mary
        7500 University Drive
        Bismarck, ND 58504
      • Or request to send electronic transcripts to registrar@umary.edu.
  • Students with previous career or work experience can earn credits for prior learning.
    • You can choose to test for prior learning credits — we convert your test scores into college credit.
    • You can request a portfolio review for prior learning credits. You’ll assemble documentation to show your experience, which will be reviewed and evaluated by an experienced faculty member.
  • Military experience can count towards a degree.
  • All of our programs require you to fill out the general application form in addition to submitting the application fee and your transcripts.
  • Any program-specific requirements you’ll need to submit in addition to the items listed above can be found in our catalog.

At the University of Mary, we review every application on an individual basis, ensuring that the materials you submit are evaluated with care and attention. Reach out to us if you have any questions in filling out your application.

Students interested in obtaining an education licensure or endorsement should check with their own state Department of Education for information about licensure and/or endorsement requirements before contacting the university in order to determine what additional coursework may be needed.

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