Nursing Education (Post-Master's Certificate)

Expand or change your advanced nursing practice with a new area of specialization with a Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Education.

Why Earn a Post-Master’s Certificate from Rivier?

Post-master’s certificate programs build your clinical skills and knowledge and provide the opportunity for you to take on new challenges and redefine your career path. Completing the Nurse Educator Certificate will enable you to share your knowledge and experience with the next generation of nurses in academic and clinical practice settings, including colleges and universities, hospitals, community health agencies, and other practice settings.

Rivier offers post-master’s nursing certificates to RNs that have already earned an MSN degree.

Program of Study

The Nursing Education Certificate program requires a minimum of 16 credits. The average completion time for this program is three semesters. Courses are offered in 7-week and 14-week terms. Multiple term starts are offered throughout the year.

Clinical specialty preparation will be reviewed as part of the application process and used by faculty in developing the individualized program of study. Applicants who do not have clinical work in their master’s program will be required to take additional coursework.

Commitment to Quality

Rivier University’s ASN, BSN, MSN, Post-Master’s Certificates and DNP programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000.

View additional information on this certificate program required by the U.S. Department of Education. 

Assistant Professor of Nursing Dr. Donna Proulx, Ph.D., RN, CCRN, CSC is working to advance substance use disorders treatment for vulnerable populations. Her doctoral research was a qualitative inquiry titled “The Lived Experience of Postpartum Women Attending Outpatient Substance-Abuse Treatment for Opioid or Heroin Use.” She holds two certifications in critical care from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (ACCN)—one in adult critical care (CCRN) and a second in adult cardiac surgery (CSC)—and is a past president of the New Hampshire Chapter of ACCN.

Where Will Your Post-Master’s Certificate Take You?

With a Nursing Education Certificate from Rivier, you can enhance your credentials and advance your career.

Careers

  • College professors
  • Clinical nursing instructors
  • Nursing program directors
  • Medical-surgical instructors
  • Educators in other specialty areas

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Prepare to advance your career with a Post-Master's Certificate.