Nursing Education—Post-Master's Certificate (Online)

  • Certificate
  • Graduate
  • Online
  • Nursing & Health Professions

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

Program Overview

  • Next Start Date:  September 3, 2024
  • 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 – $697/Clinical Courses – $1,088

Rankings and Accolades

Rivier Ranked Top Nursing School in New Hampshire!

Nursing Schools Almanac 2024 has recognized Rivier’s exceptional nursing education, ranking the University as the #1 nursing school in NH!

Rivier ranked #1 Online College in New Hampshire

Rivier University has been named the #1 online college in New Hampshire by Intelligent.com, a trusted resource for higher education programs. 

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.

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