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Best 7 Certificates in Nursing 2019

Attaining a certificate can be critical to continuing education. This can be particularly true in specialized professional fields in which methodologies, technologies, and regulations may change frequently enough to require updated education and information. Certificate programs act as an in-depth exploration of a specific topic, certifying successful graduates as practitioners in this topic area.

So just what is a certificate in nursing? Nursing certificates can cover broad areas of beginning and continuing education and serve a wide variety of purposes. Beginner nursing certificate programs cover key essentials of patient care, including assessment, diagnosis, medication administration, counseling, and patient records management. More advanced nursing certificate programs include competency tests to certify a nurse’s capacity to practice medicine and can expand into specialized topics such as family nursing, nursing management, and clinical nursing.

Skills acquired in a nursing certificate program can serve the successful graduate for life. Upon completing the program, graduates often find they have an increased capacity for empathy, allowing them to forge a rapport with patients and families. They also acquire more specialized skills, such as patient transportation and safe administration of medications.

The best way to determine the cost of a nursing certificate program is to review individual universities and vocational schools offering the programs. Each school may have a different fee structure and program schedule.

Graduates of nursing certificate programs often enjoy a wide range of options for beginning their careers. It’s possible to immediately step into a role as an admissions nurse, conducting initial patient screenings. Over time, a graduate may be able to take on roles as a charge nurse, leading an entire ward of a hospital. Other graduates may branch into additional areas of specialized medicine, working as medical-surgical nurses or practicing OBGYN nurses. The options are often as limitless as the many and varied fields of medicine.

Students may wish to study abroad if they intend to work overseas to learn nursing in their target location or choose to study at home via local universities or online courses. For additional information, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Santa Casa São Paulo (FCMSCSP)

The course Undergraduate Nursing, Faculty of Medical Sciences of Santa Casa de São Paulo started its didactic and pedagogical activities on March 26, 2001. ... [+]

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The course Undergraduate Nursing, Faculty of Medical Sciences of Santa Casa de São Paulo started its didactic and pedagogical activities on March 26, 2001. The nursing course foundations are grounded in human beings, focusing on the care, wellness, prevention and health promotion in different areas.

The course has a pedagogical structure in line with current scientific and social transformations, for the training of competent professionals to work in the current job market and face the challenges related to public health. From the beginning, the student goes through an intense practical experience in the hospital complex of the Brotherhood of Santa Casa de Misericordia de Sao Paulo, which provides fully capable of acting and developing the necessary skills to exercise the profession ethical and humane manner.... [-]

Brazil São Paulo
March 2020
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Mildred Elley

Healthcare professions are one of the fastest growing career fields in the country. The Practical Nursing Certificate program is a credit-bearing, college-level program t ... [+]

Healthcare professions are one of the fastest growing career fields in the country. The Practical Nursing Certificate program is a credit-bearing, college-level program that prepares its graduates for licensure as a practical nurse (LPN) in the State of New York. Graduates of this Practical Nursing Certificate program will be well prepared for successful passing of the NCLEX-PN examination, licensure as an LPN in New York State, and subsequent employment in the field.

In Pittsfield, you will need to pass the NCLEX-PN examination. As a graduate of the practical nursing school program at Mildred Elley of Pittsfield, you will be well prepared to take the NCLEX-PN examination. Upon passage, you will obtain a Massachusetts licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), and subsequent employment in the field of nursing.... [-]

USA Albany New York Pittsfield
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
St. Theresa International College

Our Certificate for Practical Nurse program is just what you need to begin your career in the fast-growing, demanding field of nursing. Being only a one-year short course ... [+]

Our Certificate for Practical Nurse program is just what you need to begin your career in the fast-growing, demanding field of nursing. Being only a one-year short course, it will prepare you for all the challenges of patient care. Practical nursing is all about administering necessary actions throughout a patient’s road to recovery and ensuring assistance is given to medical doctors with all physical and mental aspects of patient handling. After completion of the program, you will be ready to pass the national practical nursing license examination, where you will gain your licensed status and begin a rewarding career in the world of healthcare.

What will I learn?

The curriculum of the Certificate for Practical Nurse program has been designed to provide the perfect balance of both general education and nursing science. From child and elderly care to maintenance of medical tools, our practical nursing program shall expose you to all the necessary procedures and practices needed for optimal patient care and comfort. Nursing science subjects that you will cover include anatomy, physiology, health promotion, childcare, elderly care, medical technologies, and many more.... [-]

Thailand Nakhon Nayok
June 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Marymount University

The post-master's certificate program prepares graduates to sit for nationally recognized certification examinations offered by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner ... [+]

Family Nurse Practitioner (Post-Master’s Certificate)

The post-master's certificate program prepares graduates to sit for nationally recognized certification examinations offered by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American Nurses Credentialing Committee.

Certificate Requirements

30 credits

NU 550-551 Advanced Pathophysiology I & II. NU 552 Advanced Pharmacology. NUF 501 Professional Role Development of the Family Nurse Practitioner. NUF 502 Advanced Assessment and Health Screening for the Family Nurse Practitioner. NUF 503-504 Primary Care of the Family I & II.

Marymount University

Let Marymount University be your window on the world! Located in Arlington, Virginia – just minutes from Washington, DC – Marymount offers you the opportunity to live and learn near one of the world’s most exciting and influential cities. If you’re looking for a great education in a capital location, this is the place to be!... [-]

USA Arlington
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
IUBH Fernstudium

Our certificate course Business Administration in Health / Nursing Management (IUBH) enables you to achieve an excellent education and training in just three semesters. C ... [+]

Our certificate course Business Administration in Health / Nursing Management (IUBH) enables you to achieve an excellent education and training in just three semesters. Continuing education at university level. You can specialize in sector-specific elective modules in your chosen field of specialization and become a specialist in the field of health management or nursing management.

With us you study in only 3 semesters, supported by vodcasts, video lectures, tutors and printed as well as digital further education scripts - no matter where you are at the moment.

Facts about continuing education Business Administration / Health / Nursing Management (IUBH) Degree : Business Administration in Health / Nursing Management (IUBH) Continuing education duration : alternatively 3, 4 or 6 semesters Continuing Education Model : Online Study Language of instruction : German Probationary period : 4 weeks Extension : free of charge Admission Requirements : Without ECTS credits: Without ECTS credits: min. 2-year vocational training or 3 years of professional experience; With receipt of ECTS points: (Fach-) Abitur or completed master examination or min. 2-year training with 3 years of professional experience Accreditation : ZFU (No. 286017) Start of training : at any time Certification : Certificate 2-stage model ... [-]
Germany Bad Honnef
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
18 - 36 months
Online
Queens University of Charlotte Online

A post master's certificate in Clinical Nurse Leadership is available online. Registered nurses who already have an MSN and meet admission requirements are eligible for t ... [+]

A post master's certificate in Clinical Nurse Leadership is available online. Registered nurses who already have an MSN and meet admission requirements are eligible for the program.

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USA Charlotte
August 2019
Part-time
2 years
Online
University of Malta

The purpose of this Certificate programme is to address the gaps between the undergraduate training of nurses qualified in non-EU/EEA countries and the requirements for n ... [+]

Course information Course title: Certificate for Graduates of Non-EU/EEA Nursing Programmes Course code: UCGNENURFT Level of qualification: Not Applicable National Qualifications Framework level: Level 5 Duration: 1 Semester Mode of attendance: Full-time Total ECTS credits: 30 Coordinator: Trevor Abela Fiorentino Delivered by: Faculty of Health Sciences Course overview

This programme of study is also offered on a part-time basis. Please consult the Registrar’s website for more information pertaining to courses offered by the University.

The purpose of this Certificate programme is to address the gaps between the undergraduate training of nurses qualified in non-EU/EEA countries and the requirements for nurse training stipulated by EU regulations. Through a combination of study-units, the programme is adjusted to meet the needs of different applicants, after an evaluation of each applicant's qualifications. The programme is divided equally between a theoretical component and a clinical placement, which run concurrently.... [-]

Malta Valletta
October 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 semester
Campus