Rural Community Health
All applicants and incoming students need to be aware that while the School of Nursing does not require COVID-19 vaccination, our clinical partners are requiring that all students are fully COVID-19 vaccinated prior to clinical placement and proof of vaccination must be provided, in advance. The successful completion of the clinical component of your program is essential for graduation. As a result, students will not be able to complete program requirements for graduation without completing the clinical requirement.
Due to the global complexity of today’s world, it has become essential for health care professionals to acquire increased knowledge and skills to meet the healthcare needs of medically underserved populations around the world. The Interprofessional Rural Community Health certificate is an online course designed for students and graduates of any profession seeking to learn the pillars of health care in diverse settings. The online certificate program introduces students to fundamental concepts including the social, political, and economic determinants of health with a focus on meeting the needs of the medically underserved though empowerment of individuals to manage their own health and improve quality of life within their communities.
Emphasis on a team approach, the use of technology, and employment of evidence based strategies serve to prepare each graduate of the Interprofessional Rural Community Health Certificate program with the knowledge and skills required to succeed in a variety of settings.
The Interprofessional Rural Community Health Certificate is appropriate for any student involved in Global Health, Public Health, Nursing, Health Administration, Allied Health, Medicine or others. This online certificate is completed in 12 semester credit hours. A field experience in the principle area of interest is expected in the final semester as part of program requirements. Completion of an online orientation module is required. Available for both graduate and undergraduate students.
Disclaimer: Due to changing regulations, the TTUHSC SON Graduate Programs cannot guarantee at the time of submission of an application that we can accept students from a particular state. At this time, we are unable to accept students living in the following states – Arizona, California, Louisiana, New York, Oregon, and Washington.
The Interprofessional Certificate in Rural Community Health is completed in up to 12 semester credit hours.
Current tuition information can be found here or by contacting Student Business Services from 8:30am-4pm CST at (806) 743-7867. Additional school fees applied may vary.
Financial aid (student loans, grants, scholarships) are available upon admittance to the School of Nursing. Additional information may be found at the Financial Aid Office website or by calling 806-743-3025.
All applicants will be reviewed in an individual and holistic manner. No single factor will determine a student's admission. The Program Chair and appropriate committee carefully evaluate all qualified applicants with regard to the applicants' potential for successful completion of the program.
The Graduate Department Chair and/or Program Director will review the applicant's previous academic preparation and/or competency in required courses in order to award transfer credit. Any deficiencies will be met by enrollment in required courses.
Generally, credits earned at an accredited college or university are accepted for transfer credit provided course content is equivalent. A grade below B is not acceptable for transfer credit.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR APPLICANTS WHO ATTENDED A COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY IN SPRING 2020
An explanation of how TTUHSC School of Nursing considers courses in which a student earns grades of Pass (P), Fail(F), Credit (CR) or No Credit (NC) is outlined below:
- Official transcripts with courses awarded with P or CR during the SPRING 2020 semester can be used to meet prerequisite course requirements and will not be used in calculating either the cumulative or science GPA for admissions.
- TTUHSC SON reserves the right to determine how, and if, courses awarded with P or CR during any semester, outside of spring 2020, will be calculated into a GPA and/or considered for transfer credit.
- Official transcripts with courses awarded with a Fail (F) or No Credit (NC) during any semester cannot be used to meet prerequisite course requirements
- Personal statement
- Letters of reference (3)
- All official transcripts (excluding Texas Tech University) for the bachelor degree or other higher education level degree
- 3.0 GPA
- A resume or CV is required
- Students enrolled at another institution are required to provide a letter of good standing
International students with F1 and F2 status are not eligible to apply to an online program
- Ability to perform capably in positions of responsibility for self and others
- Extracurricular activities
- Diversity of experience, such as study abroad, knowledge of other cultures, proficiency in other languages
- First-generation college student
- English as a second language
- Prior enrollment at Texas Tech University
- Evidence of leadership in professional organizations, committees, etc.
- Military service
- Permanent resident of TTUHSC service area county
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How to Apply
It is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure that their application is complete. Please contact the Office of Admissions at SONGrad@ttuhsc.edu for an application. You will be required to complete an application, oath of residency form, personal statement and submit all transcripts (with the exception of transcripts from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center).
All application fees and placement fees/enrollment deposits are non-refundable. Please be sure you are applying for the correct term/program before submitting your application.
- It is to your advantage to include as much information as possible in your application including any certifications you may have (i.e. BLS, ACLS, PALS, CCRN, etc.), information on any professional nursing organizations of you may be a member, current and previous work experience. Additional tips can be found by reviewing Tips for a Successful Application to the Graduate Program.
- Ensure that all required application documents are received by the deadline. It is the responsibility of the applicant, not that of TTUHSC, to make sure that your application is complete and submitted. We will not contact you for missing items. Only applications that are complete by the deadline will be reviewed.
- Once you have submitted your application, official transcripts must be submitted by ALL colleges or universities attended. You may only request official transcripts – you may not submit an official transcript yourself.
- Transcripts may be mailed by the college or university to this address:
TTUHSC School of Nursing
Office of Admissions
3601 4th St. STOP 8212
Lubbock, TX 79430-8212
- *Effective immediately, TTUHSC School of Nursing will no longer accept transcripts transmitted through the SPEEDE system. Please ensure your official transcripts are submitted electronically to SONTranscripts@ttuhsc.edu or mailed to the Office of Admissions.
*DISCLAIMER: Please be aware that if the Office of Admissions does receive an official transcript transmitted via the SPEEDE system (either directly from the sending institution or a third-party transcript provider), we may use it to evaluate and process your application. Therefore, as an applicant, it is important you remain aware that information on transcripts submitted via SPEEDE may not be accurate. It is to your benefit to have the transcript sent to the Office of Admissions either electronically to SONTranscripts@ttuhsc.edu or through the mail.