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Congratulations to all graduates!

NP NCBON Letters (MSN-APRN students): NCBON letters verifying your curriculum has met the standards for NP education will be sent by the OAA to the NCBON approximately 15 working days after the official date of graduation. A copy of this letter along with a certificate specifying your specialty area (NPs only) of preparation will be sent to you -- we will need your email and correct address to accomplish this. If you an August graduate, this may take 20 working days after the official date of graduation.

Please indicate in your approval to practice packet that the letter has already been sent to the BON by the Program Director. The NCBON will keep this letter on file for 1 year.

Sometimes the BON does not indicate receipt of your letter immediately in their online database -- so please call them if it says your letter is not there yet (the NCBON contact isTeresa Witt Werlau). If they really cannot locate it or you are one year post graduation, you will need to contact the OAA to request that another copy of the original letter be sent to the BON.

Verification of Educational Program (for all students sitting for national examinations):

Verification of education forms are required by several certifying bodies. You locate these forms in the application booklet for the exam. Presently, AANP (Adult & FNPs) and the PNCB do not require this form.

For those of you sitting for national examinations, the verification of educational program forms are to be submitted to the Office of Student Affairs (Suite 1200, Carrington Hall). Forms will not be completed prior to graduation.

Please read the application directions closely for the examination you are applying for. Contact the organization (not the SON) with any questions about necessary forms and procedure.

Please allow up to 15 working days for processing after graduation or the date your first submit the form. If you are an August Graduate, please allow up to 1 month due to vacation schedules.

If you are a postmaster's student, processing may take longer as certifying bodies now require a letter justifying your individualized program of study.

Certifying Bodies for graduates...[more]

Transcripts: Transcript Services Transcripts can be ordered online by current students and alumni of the university. Online transcript ordering is convenient, can be done from any location 24/7, and provides emails to inform students/alumni on the status of their request. [more: How to Order a Transcript...]

FAQ about NP application process, including registration and approval to practice...[more]

Moving to another state? You will need to contact the Board of Nursing in the state you are moving to and ask about forms or paperwork that need to be filled out by your educational program. When you send the paperwork to us, in many cases, you must sign the form before we can send it to the Board of Nursing. Please make sure you have signed the form (if required) prior to sending it to us. Direct all paperwork to the SON Registrar in OSA.



Completed MSN papers and graduation paperwork due: November 19. See "Important Dates"

Registration for Spring 2015: Check your email and click on the SON Grad Advising Center on the navigation menu on the left.

What are the essentials of APA format: 6th edition of APA format is out! See:

Other helpful Web sites:

  • Writing Center: Handouts > more...
  • Citing Information: Need help understanding how to properly cite information? The Health Sciences Library has some excellent modules. Take a look...



NEW: Honor System Module

All UNC students are now being required to complete the Honor System module. Please access the module using the link below. Upon completion, print out and submit the certificate at the end to show that you have successfully completed the module (with score of 100%). This is required of ALL students and may not be waived.

Please print the certificate and include your NAME and PID. You must submit a paper copy to OSA (suite 1200) for your compliance file by Monday, August 25th.

"... the heart of integrity at Carolina."

Please review information about the UNC-Chapel Hill Honor System. It is an expectation that faculty and students will nourish and maintain the academic integrity of our programs. If you have any questions about the honor code please talk with your course coordinator, academic advisor, advanced practice area coordinator, or program director.

Monday, August 18 , New Student Orientation: Please contact the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) with any questions about orientation or registration for Fall. See the OSA with any questions or problems with registration.

Clinical Regulations & Compliance Policies: Review the SON policies. Any questions? Please go to the Office of Student Affairs.

Professional Attire (MSN & DNP): Read the Graduate policies related to nametags and uniforms. Please check with the Coordinator of your Advanced Practice area to see if "Graduate Student" or "Nurse Practitioner Student" should be put on your nametag.

aaStarting or finishing up your Master's Paper, DNP Project, or Dissertation? Take a peek at the writing center resources.

SON Student Handbook

Please remember to read through the SON Student Handbook. Some helpful links to get you started:

  • Philsophy of the SON: Beliefs about nursing practice and nursing education.
  • Disability Statement: If you need information about learning disabilities services or other disabilities, start here.
  • Essential Standards for Admission, Progression, and Graduation: Describes the non-academic qualifications in addition to the academic qualifications that the School considers essential for entrance, continuation, and graduation from its nursing degree programs.








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Writing Center Resources

Example (MSN): Title Page

Download: Handout on APA 6th edition (UNC-CH)

Check out Handouts and Videos at the UNC Learning Center to support your writing efforts!

UNC University Libraries: Citing Information (Tutorial)

Purdue OWL: Online Writing Lab: APA Formatting & Style Guide

HSL Library: Check out the Nursing LibGuide


Graduation Checklist

Check your transcript today!

  • Are you on track for having completed all required coursework by your graduation date?
  • Are courses that were approved for transfer on your transcript?
  • Have you removed any IN, ABs on your transcript? These must be removed to be cleared for graduation.