Program Overview

The online Advanced Graduate Certificate in Biobehavioral Nursing program from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas prepares students for research using biological, behavioral, and associated factors which influence health and illness. Graduates of the program possess the ability to:

  • Adapt the core components of team science into the development of an interdisciplinary research plan
  • Evaluate the common methodologies genomics, proteomics, and behaviors used in biobehavioral nursing research
  • Demonstrate an understanding of theoretical models and basic concepts used in biobehavioral research
  • Examine the common biological pathways and biomarkers that are associated with the student’s phenomenon of interest
  • Generate a set of reliable and valid biological data
  • Develop protocols for the use of laboratory assays to generate a reliable and valid set of biological data

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: Mostly Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities


    • Must be a registered nurse who has completed a Ph.D. or other research-focused doctorate
    • Requires a two-week laboratory immersion experience intensive in the summer


    This program may not be available in California, Florida, Massachusetts, and US Territories of American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Puerto Rico, Republic of Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau, U.S. Virgin Islands.

    School Overview

    Since the first classes were held on campus in 1957, UNLV has transformed itself from a small branch college into a thriving urban research institution operating with a mission to “promote community well-being and individual achievement through education, research, scholarship, creative activities, and clinical services. We stimulate economic development and diversification, foster a climate of innovation, promote health, and enrich the cultural vitality of the communities that we serve.”

    UNLV offers programs leading to a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates. Programs are housed in the following schools and colleges:

    • School of Allied Health Sciences
    • Lee Business School
    • School of Community Health Sciences
    • School of Dental Medicine
    • College of Education
    • Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering
    • College of Fine Arts
    • Graduate College
    • Honors College
    • William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration
    • William S. Boyd School of Law
    • College of Liberal Arts
    • School of Medicine
    • School of Nursing
    • College of Sciences
    • Greenspun College of Urban Affairs

    UNLV offers 12 online graduate and undergraduate degrees and certificate programs that allow students to earn a degree while eliminating distance and scheduling challenges.


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