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Stand Out with a Nursing Certificate

Improve patient care and differentiate yourself with an online graduate or post-master’s certificate program in nursing. You’ll elevate your practice, gain a marketable skill, and get a head start on a master’s program.

In just 9 months, you can expand your skills with immediately applicable knowledge in some of today’s most in-demand specialties.


Make a bigger impact on
policy and practice


Integrate technology and nursing


Focus on treatment, prevention,
and education


Teach the next generation of nurses


Advocate for patients and
help teams collaborate

Apply Certificate Credits to an MSN

Your nursing graduate certificate can stand alone to demonstrate your specialized knowledge and get you 35% of the way to your master’s degree. Because each graduate certificate program is comprised of master’s-level nursing courses, you’ll be able to apply the credits you earn to an MSN program in the same area.

Improve Patient Care with Care Coordination

The Affordable Care Act has brought new attention to the field of care coordination. With a patient-focused curriculum, the Graduate Certificate in Care Coordination will prepare you to view patient care holistically, while teaching ownership of patient advocacy and education during recovery. Learn more with a free Care Coordination guide.

Provide Outstanding Care to Your Diabetes Patients

The Certificate in Diabetes Nursing is aligned with the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Competencies for Diabetes Educators to prepare you with the highest standards and best practices in the field.

Integrate Technology and Nursing

Earn your Nursing Informatics Certificate and get ready to step into the crucial role of managing health information systems. With curriculum aligned to Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) and Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform (TIGER) Initiative Informatics competencies, you’ll be at the cutting edge of this growing area. Learn more with a free Informatics Guide.

Expand Your Leadership Potential

Differentiate yourself with a Certificate in Nursing Leadership and explore an evidence-based approach to help ensure health care quality and safety, manage the finance and operations of the health care organization, lead health care innovations, and respond to health care challenges and trends.

If you already hold an MSN, PhD, or DNP, Capella’s Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Education can help you prepare to teach nursing in an academic or health care setting.

  • Gain the knowledge and skills you need to facilitate learning strategies and implement nursing 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.*

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

Skills You Can Use Immediately

At Capella, you’ll receive a competency-based education, meaning every assignment and course in your nursing certificate program can be immediately applied to improve patient outcomes—even before your program is complete.

School of Nursing and Health Sciences Advisory Board

The advisory board serves as a brain trust for leaders and key decision makers within the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Composed of leading health care strategists and influencers, the board provides insight into current and emerging trends, market needs, decision-making evidence, and workforce competencies. Learn more about advisory board members here.

Virtual Lab Environments; Real World Results

Solve real-world health care challenges in Capella’s virtual labs, where you’ll practice your newly learned nursing knowledge within a fail-safe, simulated modern system of health environment.

Gain Marketable Skills Faster—And Spend Less


Gainful Employment & Learning and Career Outcomes

Investing in a college degree is no small thing. At Capella, we’re proud to share our learning and career outcomes—along with gainful employment results—so that you can make the most informed decisions about the programs that interest you.