Graduate Certificate Programs

in Nursing Education and Nursing Informatics

Program Overview

Chamberlain College of Nursing's online Graduate Certificate Programs are designed for MSN-prepared nurses looking to enhance their expertise to meet critical areas of need in the key specialties of nursing education and informatics.

Students in the Graduate Certificate Programs may complete either the Educator or Informatics specialty track courses, with the exception of Capstone, currently provided in Chamberlain's Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program.

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Curriculum

What will I learn?

Through the program, students gain knowledge and skills in the areas of educational theory, instructional methods, assessment and evaluation of learning and curriculum development.

Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education

Through the program, students gain knowledge and skills in the areas of educational theory, instructional methods, assessment and evaluation of learning and curriculum development.

National certification exams are available to graduates in select specialties. For more information about national certification in nursing education, visit www.nln.org/certification.

Semesters:
2.5 fulltime with practicum (15 credit hours)
2 fulltime without practicum (12 credit hours)


Call an admission representative today at 877-751-5783 or request more information to learn more about Chamberlain’s Graduate Certificate program.

Courses for Nursing Education Certificate

  • Theoretical Foundations and Instructional Strategies in Teaching and Learning
  • Advanced Pathophysiology, Health Assessment and Pharmacology for Nurse Educators
  • Assessment & Evaluation Techniques in Education
  • Curriculum Development
  • Education Practicum (OPTIONAL)

Graduate Certificate in Nursing Informatics

In the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Informatics program, students gain knowledge and skills in the practice of nursing informatics, management of healthcare data and information, and the use of data to inform decisions to improve processes and outcomes in healthcare settings.

National certification exams are available to graduates in select specialties. For more information about national certification in nursing informatics, visit nursecredentialing.org/certification.

Semesters:
2.5 fulltime with practicum (15 credit hours)
1.5 fulltime without practicum (9 credit hours)


Call an admission representative today at 877-751-5783 or request more information to learn more about Chamberlain’s Graduate Certificate program.

Courses for Nursing Informatics Certificate

  • Practice of Nursing Informatics
  • Managing Data & Information
  • Information Workflow in Healthcare
  • Informatics Nurse Specialist Practicum I (OPTIONAL)
  • Informatics Nurse Specialist Practicum II (OPTIONAL)

Course and Resource FAQs

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How do I go to class?

Classes begin every 8 weeks.

Admissions representatives can answer your questions, tell you more about financial aid and scholarships, and discuss with you how this option might fit into your life. Request more information or call 877-751-5783.

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Admissions

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Admissions

Admission Requirements

Students may enroll in the Graduate Certificate Program six times per year: July, September, November, January, March and May.

  • A master’s in nursing degree from an accredited college or university that is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the United States (U.S.) Department of Education
  • Current, active unrestricted RN license from the U.S. or from a jurisdiction that is an associate member of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)
  • Official transcripts from college or university where the master’s in nursing was earned
  • A minimum cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the earned master’s in nursing degree.
  • Applicants from countries where English is not the primary language spoken or whose native language is not English, or who earned their master’s in nursing degree from an institution where the language of instruction was not English must demonstrate English-language proficiency.

Our admission representatives are available to answer your questions about admission requirements and walk you through the application process. Call 877.751.578 to speak to a representative or request more information.

Tuition & Expenses

What types of financial assistance are available?

Graduate Certificate Program Costs

Chamberlain provides you with individualized support throughout your educational journey beginning with the admissions process. Your admissions representative will work with you to build a schedule that will work with your life and finances, whether that's one class or three. Check out the Net Price Calculator for an estimate of federal and institutional aid. 

 Certificate Expenses – Effective November 2016
 Application Fee (one-time)$60
 Tuition (regardless of course load)$650 per credit hour
 Student Services Charge$150 per session
 Course Resource Fee$50 per course
 Books and Supplies$50 per session
 Alumni Rate$550 per credit hour
 Military Rate$550 per credit hour
 Brackground Check*$150

Cost subject to change each session
1Program availability varies by state/location.

*A nonrefundable background check/drug screen fee is required for all pre-licensure students and for those MSN, DNP and Graduate Certificate (with practicum) students whose practicum site requires it. Post-licensure students are charged the exact cost of the screening, $150 is the average expense.

Financial Aid Options

Chamberlain partners with healthcare institutions, community colleges and associations to provide accessible educational opportunities for registered nurses. Check to see if you qualify for a group-specific tuition rate because of your association with one of our healthcare partners.

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Accreditation

Accreditation, State Authorizations & Approvals

* Programmatic accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program (includes the FNP & all specialty tracks) at Chamberlain College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202.887.6791).


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At this time, Chamberlain College of Nursing cannot accept inquiries from the states of North Carolina, Oregon or Washington for the Graduate Certificate Programs in Nursing Education.

At this time, Chamberlain College of Nursing cannot accept inquiries from the states of North Carolina, Oregon or Washington for the Graduate Certificate Programs in Nursing Education with Practicum.

At this time, Chamberlain College of Nursing cannot accept inquiries from the states of North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee or Washington for the Graduate Certificate Programs in Nursing Informatics.

At this time, Chamberlain College of Nursing cannot accept inquiries from the states of North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee or Washington for the Graduate Certificate Programs in Nursing Informatics with Practicum.

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