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Post Master's Certificate

Enhance your professional competence

This post-master’s certificate program is designed for registered nurses who have completed a master’s degree in nursing and wish to obtain additional role preparation in education or nursing administration.

Nursing Education and Administration

Statement of Benefits

The nursing post-masters certification program is designed to meet the needs of increasing numbers of master’s-prepared nurses returning to the University for credit-bearing role preparation courses. The program makes better use of existing nursing courses while providing recognition for students’ efforts in improving their educational preparation.

Target Audience and Long-term Needs

The target audience consists of registered nurses who have completed a master’s degree in nursing and wish to obtain additional role preparation in education or nursing administration. This permits them to assume new job responsibilities. It also helps address local and regional nursing educator shortages.

Goals

Our primary goal is to educate master’s-prepared nurses to assume new leadership roles in the area of education or nursing administration. A secondary goal is to maximize use of existing graduate level
courses.

Admission Requirements
  • Successful completion of a nationally accredited (CCNE or NLN) nursing master’s degree program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Wisconsin Registered Nurse licensure.

Number and Array of Courses

Students enroll in the following courses for the nurse educator role preparation:

  1. NRSG 730, Nursing Education I (6 credits)
  2. NRSG 731, Nursing Education II (7credits)
  3. Students should consult with the Nursing Graduate Programs Director for further information and requirements. Although not required for the post-master's certificate, students are encouraged to take NRSG 709 Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology and NRSG 703 Advanced Clinical Concepts for Nurse Educators if they have not already had similar courses.

Students enroll in the following courses for the nurse administrator role preparation:

  1. NRSG 750, Nursing Administration I (6 credits)
  2. NRSG 751, Nursing Administration II (7credits)
Relationship to Existing Degree Programs

This post-master’s certificate program uses existing graduate level nursing courses, offered in the existing scheduled rotation of courses, and using existing resources. Students will be admitted on a “space available” basis. Administration of the program will not differ from the current graduate program administration process. The Nursing Graduate Programs Director coordinates the admission of students for post-masters.

Learn More

To learn more about the post-master's certificate program, please contact Dr. Catherine (Kitty) Kenney, Graduate Programs Admission Coordinator, kromricc@uwec.edu, 715-836-3638.

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