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Certificate Options

These programs result in receiving a certificate, not a degree, and are intended to supplement rather than replace an academic degree. With the growing demand for focused, specialized knowledge in particular health-related areas, completion of a certificate can assist professionals in furthering their qualifications. Certificate programs can generally be completed in less time than an academic degree program, but individual requirements vary. Our certificate options include the following:

  • Certificate in Health Informatics
    Both nurses and non-nurses can earn UMSN's Certificate in Health Informatics with completion of just 16 credits in a web-blended curriculum, which also prepares students to sit for a variety of informatics certifications. It's part of Systems, Populations and Leadership at UMSN which also offers a master's degree in Health Systems, Nursing Leadership, and Effectiveness Science.

  • Post-Master's Certificate Options
    With a wide variety of specialty areas to choose from, each admitted student will work with a faculty advisor to tailor a certificate program to their specific area of interest. Set yourself apart and consider a post-masters' certificate to advance your nursing career.

  • Certificate in Nursing Education (CNE)
    This certificate is designed for individuals who seek to enhance their teaching skills and techniques in relation to the field of nursing. The CNE program is only available to those who have already completed a master's or doctoral program as well as students currently enrolled in a master's or doctoral program at UMSN.

  • Staff Nurse EBP Certificate Program
    Designed for staff nurses at any educational level working with a mentor, this program will prepare participants to lead Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) as each dyad is guided through the EBP process from inception to implementation and sustainability. The program, which is led by Dr. Marita Titler, is completely online with both synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences to help lay a solid foundation for continued use of the EBP process at the point of care delivery. More information and application available from the National Nursing Practice Network® (NNPN).