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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 degree or higher in nursing
  • Official transcripts from master of science or doctoral degree in nursing program
  • Work experience in nursing within the past five years
  • Goal statement: a one to two page essay describing personal and professional goals and how the nurse educator certificate at Elmhurst College will enable the achievement of those goals
  • A current résumé documenting the applicant’s work history, including levels of responsibility, areas of professional growth and prior professional experience

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

  • NRS 532 Technology in Health Care Education and Practice
  • 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.

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate: Clinical Leadership in Nursing
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. The five-course sequence (14 semester hours) may be completed in one calendar year. 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.

Admission Requirements
See admission requirements for Master of Science in Nursing Degree.

Curriculum
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.

Admission
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.

Gainful Employment Disclosures
These graduate certificate programs are approved as Gainful Employment Program through the US Department of Education and are, therefore, eligible for Federal Student Aid. Disclosure Statements about occupations, on-time graduation rate, tuition and fees, and median loan debt for these programs can be found:

Post-Master's Certificate for Nursing Education here

Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Clinical Leadership here

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