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Nursing certificate programs

Get ready to enhance your nursing career — with flexible online courses designed to fit with your busy nursing schedule. Post-master’s nursing certificate programs are designed for RNs who desire to make a change within their area of nursing expertise.

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Why complete one of the online nursing certificate programs at University of Phoenix?

Our programs give you the flexibility to further your nursing education in an online setting, without sacrificing the rigor you expect from a post-master’s program. Courses are just six weeks long, allowing you to focus on building your skills one week, and one course, at a time.

Save time and money

You’ll have opportunities to receive credit for your prior academic and professional experience, potentially shortening your time to completion and saving you money.

Affordable, fixed tuition

Your tuition is locked in for the duration of your online nursing certificate program. So, you can count on your tuition to be as dependable as your education.

Gain real-world knowledge

Our nursing instructors average 26 years of experience in the nursing field. So, you won’t just study theory, you’ll learn how to apply it.

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You can apply if you are a nurse with current RN licensure who desires a concentrated course of study in Nursing Administration (NAD).

Depending on your program and focus, you may learn how to:

·       Lead organizational dynamics and systems thinking

·       Develop skills to continuously monitor and improve quality and outcomes

·       Excel in leadership and faculty roles in a variety of educational settings

·       Design and deliver evidence-based clinical prevention and population care

Graduates of our Post Master’s Certificate in Nurse Education may be eligible to sit for the Nurse Educator Certification Exam and should contact the National League for Nursing for eligibility requirements.

Graduates of our Post Master's Certificate in Nurse Administration may be eligible to sit for the Nurse Executive Certification Exam and should contact the American Nurses Credentialing Center for eligibility requirements.