M.S. in Nursing



M.S. in Nursing

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Certificates in Nursing

Post-Master's Certificate for Nursing Education
The post-master's certificate for nursing education is designed for nurses with a master's or doctoral degree in nursing to develop or enhance their knowledge and skills to be effective nurse educators. This certificate includes didactic as well as clinical experiences to promote competency in the role of an educator in either academic or clinical settings.

Admission Requirements

  • Master's or higher degree in nursing
  • Work experience in nursing within the past five years

The three-course sequence (9 semester hours) is offered over January and Spring terms and includes a clinical residency.

  • NRS 532 Theories, Principles and Methods of Education for Clinical Leadership
  • NRS 533 Curriculum Development and Evaluation for Nurse Educators
  • NRS 534 Residency: Clinical Leadership in Nurse Education

Course Offerings
Refer to the course offerings for the master of science in nursing program.

Career Objective
Upon completion of the Post-Master's Certificate, the student will meet the educational requirements to be eligible to sit for the National League for Nursing (NLN) Certified Nurse Educator examination. Additional NLN requirements related to teaching experience may be needed upon completion of the program.

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Clinical Leadership
The post-baccalaureate certificate in clinical leadership in nursing is designed to provide nurses who have a baccalaureate degree in nursing with advanced skills and competencies to provide leadership at the point of care in the clinical setting. Those completing the certificate program will be prepared with advanced knowledge of theory application, leadership concepts, evidence based practice, health care systems and management of clinical outcomes.

Admission Requirements
Refer to the admission requirements for the master of science in nursing program.

The five-course sequence (14 semester hours) may be completed in one calendar year.

  • NRS 501 Theories in Nursing and Clinical Leadership
  • NRS 502 Health Care Systems: Organization, Policy and Finance
  • NRS 503 Applied Research for Clinical Leadership
  • NRS 523 Clinical Leadership Role Development
  • NRS 538 Management of Clinical Outcomes

Course Offerings
Refer to the course offerings for the master of science in nursing program.

Career Objective
Upon completion of the post-baccalaureate certificate courses, with a grade of 'B' or higher, students are eligible to matriculate into the master of science in nursing program.

To apply for either graduate certificate in nursing, complete the application for graduate admission and follow the instructions for non-degree students. If you wish to complete the additional courses to earn the master of science in nursing, you must apply following all of the admission requirements for the master's degree program.

For more information, contact the School for Professional Studies at sps@elmhurst.edu or (630) 617-3300.

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