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Nursing Education—Post-Master's Certificate (Online)
Expand or change your advanced nursing practice with a new area of specialization with a Nursing Education Post-Master's Certificate.
- Next Start Date: September 6, 2022
- Est. Program Length: 5 – 7 semesters (Varies based on previous education)
- Credit Hours: 16 – 36 (Varies based on previous education)
- Course Length: 14 weeks
- Cost Per Credit: Nursing Courses – $660 / Clinical Courses – $1,030
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 Education Post-Master’s 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.
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.
Licensure and Accreditation
Rivier University is unable to accept students from some states due to the post-secondary higher-education requirements. There are also some restrictions for programs that lead to professional licensure due to the various requirements of individual state boards of nursing. See State Guide.
For further information on Professional Nursing Licensure at the state level, please use the following contact list (also available on the NC-SARA website).
Commitment to Quality
Rivier’s ASN, BSN, MSN, Post Master’s Certificates, and DNP programs located in Nashua, NH are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000.
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the post master’s certificates nursing programs is Continuing Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program.
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.
- College professors
- Clinical nursing instructors
- Nursing program directors
- Medical-surgical instructors
- Educators in other specialty areas
Take the Next Steps
With Rivier's Post-Master's Certificate program, you can pursue specialty certifications to add to your skill set.
Learn about criteria, how the admissions process works, and what you will need to apply.
Faculty will serve as your mentors and guides.
Prepare to advance your career with a Post-Master's Certificate.