The University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) offers 4 types of certificates: in Health Informatics, Clinical Research Management (online), 10 options in specialized areas following completion of a master's degree, and an advanced Certificate in Nursing Education.
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 a particular health-related area, completion of a certificate can assist professionals in furthering their qualifications in ways potentially not offered through a degree program. Certificate programs can generally be completed in less time than an academic degree program, but individual requirements vary. UMSN 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 Leadership and Effectiveness Science at UMSN (Division III), which also offers a master's degree in Health Systems, Nursing Leadership, and Effectiveness Science.
- Clinical Research Management Certificate
Completely online four-course program that prepares nurses and non-nurses to assist investigators in developing and conducting clinical research studies, both investigator-initiated and industry-sponsored.
- 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.