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Nursing Certificate Programs

  • Post-baccalaureate & graduate options

  • Flexible to fit your schedule

  • 100% online coursework

Nurses can earn a certificate in less than two years*

Graduate and Post Baccalaureate Certificate Programs

Through the program, students gain knowledge and skills in the areas of educational theory, instructional methods, assessment and evaluation of learning and curriculum development.

Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education

Through the program, students gain knowledge and skills in the areas of educational theory, instructional methods, assessment and evaluation of learning and curriculum development. 

National certification exams are available to graduates in select specialties. For more information about national certification in nursing education, visit www.nln.org/certification.

Semesters: 
3 fulltime with practicum (18 credit hours)
2 fulltime without practicum (12 credit hours)

Courses for Nursing Education Certificate (Effective March 2019)

  • Curriculum Development
  • Theoretical Foundations and Instructional Strategies for the Nurse Educator
  • Advanced Pathophysiology, Health Assessment and Pharmacology for Nurse Educators: Experiential Learning
  • Assessment & Evaluation in Education
  • Nurse Educator Concluding Graduate Experience I (OPTIONAL)
  • Nurse Educator Concluding Graduate Experience II (OPTIONAL)
Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Policy

The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Policy prepares students by providing them with the foundational knowledge, skills and ability essential for nurses in healthcare policy roles including leader, researcher, change agent, advocate and activist. This certificate program allows nurses to maintain their role in organizational policy creation and implementation or advance their role into community, state, national and global healthcare policy-making within foundations, organizations and governments.

The Graduate Certificate program is responsive to the call for nurses to be prepared in content areas critical to the future of the profession.

Semesters: 
3 full-time with practicum (18 credit hours) 
2 full-time without practicum (12 credit hours)

Courses for Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Policy

  • Healthcare Systems, Politics & Policy  
  • Economics of Healthcare Policy  
  • Global Health  
  • The Nurse Leader & Healthcare Policy 
  • Healthcare Policy Concluding Graduate Experience I (OPTIONAL)  
  • Healthcare Policy Concluding Graduate Experience II (OPTIONAL)  

Call an admission representative today at (877) 751-5783 or request more information to learn more about Chamberlain’s Graduate Certificate program.

Graduate Certificate in Nursing Leadership

By completing the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Leadership, the student will build on clinical leadership skills necessary to help advance within organizational structures through knowledge and ability for effective cross-disciplinary communication, creation and implementation of process improvement using change models, and learn negotiation and decision-making strategies. 

The Graduate Certificate in Nursing Leadership allows nurses to maintain current roles as informal leaders or can help advance their career from the bedside to executive levels with increasing leadership experience.

Semesters: 
3 full-time with practicum (18 credit hours) 
2 full-time without practicum (12 credit hours)

Courses for Graduate Certificate in Nursing Leadership

  • Nursing Leadership in Healthcare Organizations 
  • Healthcare Operational Planning and Management
  • Financial Management in Healthcare Organizations 
  • Healthcare Systems Management

Optional Graduate Certificate in Nursing Leadership Practicum Courses  

  • Graduate Certificate in Nurse Executive Concluding Graduate Experience I 
  • Graduate Certificate in Nurse Executive Concluding Graduate Experience II
    Graduate Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

    The Graduate Certificate in FNP is designed to provide a pathway for nurses who already have a master’s or doctoral degree in nursing and want to become Family Nurse Practitioners. The FNP certificate offers the same FNP specialty courses, content, instruction and assessment to help prepare students to care for families in a primary care setting and sit for national certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP).

    Semesters:  
    5 fulltime with practicum (30 credit hours) 
    25 hours of faculty-supervised laboratory work and 625 hours of clinical practicum work. 

    As part of the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or Graduate Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) curriculum, you’ll attend an on-ground immersion experience and an on-ground intensive review session.

    Courses for Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Certificate

    • Population Health, Epidemiology & Statistical Principles
    • Advanced Pathophysiology
    • Advanced Pharmacology for Primary Care Family
    • Advanced Physical Assessment
    • Healthcare Policy and Leadership
    • Differential Diagnosis & Primary Care
    • Primary Care of the Maturing & Aged Family
    • Primary Care of the Childbearing & Childrearing Family
    • Advanced Clinical Diagnosis & Practice Across the Lifespan
    • FNP Capstone Practicum and Intensive
      Graduate Certificate in Nursing Informatics

      In the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Informatics program, students gain knowledge and skills in the practice of nursing informatics, management of healthcare data and information, and the use of data to inform decisions to improve processes and outcomes in healthcare settings. 

      National certification exams are available to graduates in select specialties. For more information about national certification in nursing informatics, visit nursecredentialing.org/certification. 

      Semesters: 
      3 fulltime with practicum (18 credit hours)
      1.5 fulltime without practicum (9 credit hours)

      Courses for Nursing Informatics Certificate

      • Practice of Nursing Informatics 
      • Managing Data & Information 
      • Information Workflow in Healthcare 
      • Informatics Nurse Specialist Practicum (OPTIONAL) 
      • Nursing Informatics Concluding Graduate Experience I (OPTIONAL) 
      • Nursing Informatics Concluding Graduate Experience II (OPTIONAL)
        Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Leadership Foundations

        By completing the Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Leadership Foundations, the student will have beginning advanced practice generalist knowledge, skills, and ability essential for nurses that want to expand their current role in healthcare and enhance their opportunities for advancement. The Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Leadership Foundations allows nurses to improve their performance in their current role related to policy, evidence-based practice, and first-level leadership.

        The Post Baccalaureate Certificate program is designed to provide a pathway into beginning advanced practice for nurses who already have a baccalaureate degree in nursing.

        Semesters: 
        3 full-time without practicum (18 credit hours)

        Courses for Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Leadership Foundations

        • Foundational Concepts and Applications 
        • Theoretical Basis for Advanced Nursing Practice 
        • Fundamentals of Nursing Informatics 
        • Healthcare Policy 
        • Leadership in Nursing Practice: Role Development 
        • Advanced Research Methods: Evidence-based Practice

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          Accreditation, State Authorizations & Approvals

          Chamberlain University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

          The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and post graduate APRN certificate program at Chamberlain University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). For the most updated accreditation information, visit chamberlain.edu/accreditation.

          See accreditation and state authorization information or view a full list of program approvals by state.

           

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