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Nursing Education Post-Masters Certificate

School of Nursing & Health Sciences


After earning an advanced degree in nursing, what's next? Are you looking for ways to apply your expertise as a nurse in an educational environment? In as few as nine months, Capella can help you realize your goal as a nursing educator.

If you already hold an MSN, DNP, or PhD in Nursing Education, Capella's Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Education can help you prepare to teach nursing in an academic or health care setting. By aligning to the National League for Nursing (NLN) Competencies for Nursing Education, Capella's program provides professional credibility in the field of nursing.

  • Gain the knowledge and skills you need to facilitate learning strategies and implement education programs.
  • Develop techniques for effective assessment and evaluation in an ever-changing health care environment.
  • Use what you learn to earn additional certifications, such as a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE).*

Learners who successfully complete Capella's Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Education may be eligible to sit for the CNE exam offered by the NLN. The CNE is a meaningful nursing certification and credential that demonstrates competencies in all aspects of academic nursing education. When you earn a CNE, you show that your knowledge of nursing education is recognized and professionally credible within the field of nursing.

*The requirements for the Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Education are designed to meet the educational requirements for the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) credential offered by the NLN.

Add Value to Your Advanced Degree

U.S. nursing schools need faculty who are prepared to teach the next generation of nurses. A Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Education from Capella can help you enter this growing field.

Detailed Program Information

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Classes Start January 8th

Post-Masters Certificate in Nursing Education Online - Capella University

Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Chat with an enrollment counselor or apply now to take the first step on the journey toward your future. 

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Cost & Learning Format

Online education isn’t one size fits all. We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however you learn. 

Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who want it.  We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1-3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$9,175 estimated tuition*
$425 per credit, 20 total quarter credits, 4 max transfer credits

Get the Details

Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.

Post-Masters Certificate in Nursing Education Online - Capella University

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing. Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. The prices above show what you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits or the maximum allowed transfer credits.  

Ways to Save

At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable—there are more ways to save than you might think. 

Employer & Association Discounts

Many employers and organizations partner with Capella to offer tuition discounts. Talk to an enrollment counselor to learn more. 

Scholarships for New Students

Capella scholarships, available for qualifying students, aren’t need-based and never have to be repaid. 

Employer Reimbursements

Many employers offer tuition reimbursement to employees, even if there’s no formal program. Check with your manager or HR dept.

Faculty & Support

You’re never going it alone at Capella. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are waiting to guide, help, and advise you through every step of your educational journey.

Enrollment Counselors

These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads). They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for success.  

Financial Aid Counselors

First they listen. Then they act—for you. Running the numbers, exploring ways to save, and making the financing of your education simpler.


Want to learn more about courses, instructors, or resources? Ask our advisors—they know all about the details of your program.


Our distinguished faculty members hold top credentials in their fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need, now.

Post-Masters Certificate in Nursing Education Online - Capella University

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