Whether you want to expand your role, advance your knowledge and skills, or pursue new professional directions, certificates offer valuable opportunities.
This five-course, 12-month capstone certificate program is designed for master’s-prepared nurses who are working in CNS-like roles without the educational preparation required for national certification as a CNS. Upon completing the certificate, students will have the education, training, and academic credentials required to sit for national certification as a Clinical Nurse Specialist and practice more effectively in the CNS role.
The 9-credit Nurse Educator Certificate enables experienced professional nurses to combine clinical expertise with a passion for teaching. Students who complete the certificate are eligible to sit for the National League for Nursing (NLN) Certified Nurse Educator Examination.
This 18-credit post-graduate capstone certificate program is designed to address the growing need for psychiatric mental health services by providing the opportunity for nurses with a master’s or doctoral degree to gain additional certification and expand their practice.
We offer two routes to school nursing practice. Graduates of the 18-credit School Nurse Certification Program are eligible to apply for licensure through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. (Note: BSN students may complete the program concurrently, and BSN@Home students may complete some of the requirements concurrently and the remainder after graduation.) For RNs who need to take a community health course to become a school nurse, Nursing 470 is a 3-credit online course that meets this requirement.