Certificates

Certificates for undergraduate and graduate students

With the growing demand for focused, specialized knowledge, a certificate can be an important way for health care professionals to increase their qualifications. Certificates are intended to supplement rather than replace an academic degree. 

Certificate in health informatics Professor talks to three students around a table

Both nurses and non-nurses can earn a U-M Nursing certificate in health informatics with completion of just 16 credits in a web-blended curriculum, which prepares students to sit for a variety of informatics certifications. This certificate is for graduate students.

Certificate in nursing education

This certificate is designed for individuals who seek to enhance their teaching skills and techniques related to the field of nursing. The certificate in nursing education is only available to those currently in our MSN, DNP or Ph.D. program at U-M Nursing.

Post-master's advanced practice certificates

These certificates are designed for individuals who have already completed a master's or doctoral program as well as students currently enrolled in a master's or doctoral program at U-M Nursing. The advanced practice certificate provides additional advanced practice skills in leading and managing health in a different focus area than the original master's degree. Options include adult-gerontology acute care NP; acute care pediatric NP; adult-gerontology primary care NP; primary care family NP; nurse midwife; and primary care pediatric NP.

For questions regarding the above certificates:

Prospective students  should contact the Recruiting & Admissions team at UMSN-GradAdmissions@med.umich.edu.

Current students should contact the Graduate Student Advising team at UMSN-GradAdvisors@med.umich.edu.

U-M School of Nursing
426 N. Ingalls Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2003

Interprofessional mini-certificate in trauma-informed practice (TIP)

The focus of this program is on trauma-exposed children and adolescents and interprofessional practice among nurses, teachers and social workers. The mini-certificate will be awarded to students (undergraduate and graduate) who complete all three one-credit mini-courses (HS540/541/542). Each course meets only once, for a full-day Saturday interactive workshop.  Requirements include pre-learnings, debriefing and a post-workshop reflective essay.  Learn more about the course content and schedule. 

Contact Dr. Julia Seng with questions on the TIP mini-certificate: jseng@umich.edu

Evidence-based practice certificate (offered through National Nursing Practice Network)

The courses you will take to earn this certificate provide participants with the beginning knowledge and skills to complete an improvement in practice that is informed by evidence. Designed for nurses (RNs) working in any setting, this course is guided by principles of adult learning and uses on line learning strategies. The learner does not need to have baseline knowledge of evidence-based practice (EBP) rather they need to have the desire to learn. The course is a combination of synchronous and asynchronous teaching approaches that provides the systematic steps of evidence-based practice to improve quality of care. This is a “hands on” course and learners will be guided through exercises designed to provide real world experience in evidence-based practice. The learner will achieve a certificate in EBP and earn 80 CEs.

Contact adjunct professor Anne McLeod for more information about this certificate.