The demand for nurse leaders in education, technology, clinical settings, and at the upper levels of management is increasing.

As a professional nurse seeking to meet this growing demand, you must have access to the most current thinking and best practices. Earning a Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing can help you:


  • Bolster your skills so you can help meet rapidly growing demands for better patient care.
  • Achieve greater professional recognition.
  • Create new career options or improve long-term career prospects.
  • Improve your position with regard to compensation. 

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Overview

Walden’s nursing certificates are design for:

  • Nurses who already have their master’s degree but want to add depth to their degree or a new specialization.
  • Nurses who have been out of the educational environment for some time and may lack the credentials they need to advance their career.
  • Nurses who have been identified by their organization for professional development and leadership positions.

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Nursing Education

By 2020, the demand for RNs is anticipated to be 29 percent greater than the available supply.* The need for nurse educators to help meet this growing demand has never been greater.

Educate Nurses in Diverse Settings

For nurses who already hold a master’s degree, this is the right time to advance your career by adding depth to your portfolio of skills. Our programs can help you prepare for nurse educator roles in a wide range of academic and practice settings. Gain important knowledge needed to develop, plan, implement, and evaluate educational programs for nursing students and other healthcare professionals.

Completion Requirements

  • 16 total quarter credits

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

Courses

*National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice, Second Report to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Congress, November 2002, ftp://ftp.hrsa.gov/bhpr/nursing/secondreport.pdf.

Not required for graduates of Walden University’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).

Nursing Informatics

The convergence of information technology with healthcare has enormous potential. Dramatic improvements in the quality and delivery of healthcare for patients and practitioners as a direct result of information technology is emerging and will play a significant long-term role in improving patient care as new technologies emerge.

Improve Your Career Prospects While Helping Patients and Practitioners

This program can prepare you to effectively use information technology to enhance decision making in various healthcare settings. Coursework for this program blends nursing science with computer and information science and focuses on core concepts in nursing informatics, knowledge and information management, and effective project management. Gain the knowledge to integrate data, information, and knowledge to support decision-making processes that positively affect patients and practitioners.

Completion Requirements

  • 26 total quarter credits
  • Optional practicum (5 cr.)

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

Courses

 

Students in the Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing program may elect to earn practicum experience by adding an additional course, NURS 6600, to their program of study:

Practicum Course (Optional)

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*Not required for graduates of Walden University’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).

Nursing Leadership and Management

You can help lead and shape the healthcare industry into the 21st century and beyond. Upper-level management and leadership positions will be the driving force in improving the future of healthcare. For nurses with a master’s degree, earning a Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing in this program adds greater depth and value to your portfolio and increases your level of professional respect and recognition.

An Opportunity to Make a Difference

Make a difference by developing in-demand skills in the areas of leadership and management. By completing this program, you can bring a much sought-after skill set to your organization. Gain knowledge of workforce development, resource alignment, and technology integration in order to maintain and improve patient care.

Completion Requirements

  • 26 total quarter credits
  • Optional practicum (5 cr.)

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

Courses

 

Students in the Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing program may elect to earn practicum experience by adding an additional course, NURS 6600, to their program of study:

Practicum Course (Optional)

    • Course Code
    • Course Title                              
    • Credits

*Not required for graduates of Walden University’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).

Post-Masters Certificate in Nursing (Education)

Curriculum Component Requirements Cost Total
Tuition 16 total quarter credit hours $445 per quarter hour $7,120
Books and Materials Estimated costs included $0
Technology Fee  Per quarter $120 $240
    Total* $7,360

Post-Masters Certificate in Nursing (Informatics)

Curriculum Component Requirements Cost Total
Tuition 26 total quarter credit hours $445 per quarter hour $11,570
Books and Materials Estimated costs included $0
Technology Fee  Per quarter $120 $360
    Total* $11,930

Post-Masters Certificate in Nursing (Leadership & Management)

Curriculum Component Requirements Cost Total
Tuition 26 total quarter credit hours $445 per quarter hour $11,570
Books and Materials Estimated costs included $0
Technology Fee  Per quarter $120 $360
    Total* $11,930

*Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

*Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Maximum transfer credit total includes reduction in technology fee as related to reduced number of courses over time.

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For assistance in deciding which certificate program fits your goals, request information or speak with an enrollment advisor by calling 1-866-492-5336. A list of international toll-free phone numbers is available for students outside the United States.