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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 programs provide 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 CNE.*

In Capella's nursing education programs, you have an opportunity to manage real-world nursing education challenges—in our fail-safe, exclusive virtual lab environment. Also, our programs offer you 24/7 access to your courses, allowing you the flexibility to study, interact with instructors and classmates, and grow according to your schedule.

The Certified Nurse Educator (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.

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 National League for Nursing (NLN).

*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.

To learn more about this certificate program, request more information and we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study.

View the full learning and career outcomes report for this program at