M.S. in Nursing



M.S. in Nursing

» Certificates in Nursing

Certificates in Nursing

Post-Master's Certificate for Nursing Education
The Post-Master's Certificate for Nursing Education is designed for nurses with a master's or doctoral degree in nursing to develop or enhance their knowledge and skills to be effectve nurse educators. This certificate includes didactic as well as clinical experiences to promote competency in the role of an educator in either academic or clinical settings.

The three-course sequence (9 semester hours) is offered in January and Spring Terms and includes a clinical residency. Upon complettion of the Post-Master's Certificate, the student will meet the educational requirements to be eligible to sit for the National League for Nursing (NLN) Certified Nurse Educator examination.

Additional NLN requirements related to teaching experience may be needed upon completion of the program.

Admission Requirements

  • Master's or higher degree in nursing
  • Work experience in nursing within the past five years


  • NRS 532 Theories, Principles and Methods for Nurse Educators
  • NRS 533 Curriculum Development and Evaluation for Nurse Educators
  • NRS 534 Residency: Clinical Leadership in Nurse Education

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Clinical Leadership
The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Clinical Leadership in nursing is designed to provide nurses who have a baccalaureate degree in nursing with advanced skills and competencies to provide leadership at the point of care in the clinical setting. Those completing the certificate program will be prepared with advanced knowledge of theory application, leadership concepts, evidence based practice, health care systems and management of clinical outcomes. The five-course sequence (14 semester hours) may be completed in one calendar year. Upon completion of the post-baccalaureate certificate courses, with a grade of B or higher, students are eligible to matriculate into the Master of Science in Nursing program.

Learn more about this program by requesting information or apply today.

Admission Requirements
See admission requirements for Master of Science in Nursing Degree.


  • NRS 501 Theories in Nursing and Clinical Leadership
  • NRS 502 Health Care Systems: Organization, Policy and Finance
  • NRS 503 Applied Research for Clinical Leadership
  • NRS 523 Clinical Leadership Role Development
  • NRS 538 Management of Clinical Outcomes
Share |


Follow Us: Flickr YouTube Instagram

Elmhurst College • 190 Prospect Avenue • Elmhurst, Illinois 60126-3296 • (630) 279-4100 or (630) 617-3500


Undergraduate Admission • (630) 617-3400 • (800) 697-1871 • admit@elmhurst.edu


School for Professional Studies • (630) 617-3300 • (800) 581-4723 • sps@elmhurst.edu


Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy Admission • (630) 617-3752 • elsa@elmhurst.edu


Technical Support