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Certificate Options

Certificate programs do not result in a degree, and are intended to supplement rather than replace an academic degree. With the growing demand for focused, specialized knowledge, a certificate can help health care professionals increase their qualifications. Certificate programs can generally be completed in less time than an academic degree program, but individual requirements vary. 

  • 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.

  • 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). 

  • 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 available to those who have already completed a master's or doctoral program and students currently enrolled in a master's, doctoral, or BSN to DNP program at UMSN

  • 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 UMSN. The 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; adult-gerontology CNS; acute care pediatric NP; adult-gerontology primary care NP; primary care family NP; nurse midwife; and primary care pediatric NP.