Rasmussen University Launches Three Post-Graduate Nursing Certificates Focused on Leadership, Education and Technology

Certificates designed for working nurses with MSN or DNP degrees to expand skills or switch specializations for under $5K

Minneapolis (December 1, 2022) — Rasmussen University announced today the launch of three new Post-Graduate Nursing Certificates in Nursing Leadership and Administration, Nursing Education, and Healthcare Technology, Simulation and Informatics. Nurses who already have their Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and/or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) credentials can add a desired specialization for under $5,0001 in as little as six months2 without completing an additional degree.

“At Rasmussen University, we recognized that a lot of nurses in the workforce already have a master’s or doctoral degree. They don’t need all of the nuts and bolts of another degree, just the focused work needed to earn a new specialization. That’s where these certificates come in,” said Dr. Josh Hamilton, assistant vice president and dean of post-licensure programs, School of Nursing at Rasmussen University. “Pursuing a specialization provides an excellent opportunity for nurses to pause and ask: ‘What is it about the job that I love, and what are the challenges? Would a shift in focus lead to my long-term success and satisfaction?’”

The Nursing Leadership and Administration certificate provides an option for nurses who are looking for upward mobility into a managerial or administrative role.

“Many want to become nurse managers on their units, while others may want to develop the skill set that allows them to move up into hospital administration,” said Hamilton. “This certificate focuses on the portfolio of skills around business, budget, finance and communication that are necessary to work with groups cross functionally and strategically to actualize nursing at the organizational level.”

The demand for nurse educators is growing. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, nearly 62 percent of nursing schools nationwide have vacant full-time positions and 14 percent without vacancies need additional faculty. Hamilton underscores Rasmussen’s new Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education as a great pathway for experienced nurses who wish to move from a hospital or clinic setting to the classroom.

“The Nurse Educator certificate is perfect for the highly accomplished clinician, nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist who is already master’s- or doctoral-prepared and wants to give back by becoming part of the educational enterprise that’s graduating new nurses,” said Hamilton.

The pandemic brought a rise in telehealth and spotlighted the need for tech-savvy practitioners. The Healthcare Technology, Simulation and Informatics certificate bundles three key technology domains that give nurses an opportunity to transform healthcare through innovation—from app or device creation to improve quality of care, to programming simulation technology in nursing education, to business intelligence and data that provide insight on incidence of infection, patient demographics and healthcare outcomes.

Designed for working nurses, the Post-Graduate Nursing Certificate program features a competency-based education model called Empowered Learning, which allows students to create real-world projects that demonstrate their new knowledge and learn at their own pace while staying connected to faculty and peers.

For more information on the new Post-Graduate Nursing Certificates, please visit https://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/nursing/post-graduate-nursing-certificate/.

*Currently, this program is not eligible for participation in Title IV federal student aid programs.

*This program is not available in all states.

1Program cost breakdown: 16 Post-Graduate Nursing Certificate credits at $260 per credit ($4,160) and $820 in fees = total program cost of $4,980. Program availability varies by state.
2Completion time is dependent on the number of courses completed each term.

Rasmussen Publisher Logo

Rasmussen College, LLC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is dedicated to meeting the evolving needs of our diverse communities through flexible, accessible and affordable educational programs. A pioneer in career-focused education since 1900, the University leads advancements in innovations such as employer-led and expert designed curriculum and comprehensive student support services to help working adults advance their educations. Additionally, Rasmussen University is a national leader in competency-based education. Rasmussen University offers undergraduate and graduate programs online and across its 23 Midwest and Florida campuses. The University encourages its students, faculty and staff to strive for academic excellence, community enrichment and service to the public good. For more information about Rasmussen University, please visit rasmussen.edu.

This piece of ad content was created by Rasmussen University to support its educational programs. Rasmussen University may not prepare students for all positions featured within this content. Please visit www.rasmussen.edu/degrees for a list of programs offered. External links provided on rasmussen.edu are for reference only. Rasmussen University does not guarantee, approve, control, or specifically endorse the information or products available on websites linked to, and is not endorsed by website owners, authors and/or organizations referenced. Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Take the Next Step—Talk to Us!

There are some errors in the form. Please correct the errors and submit again.

Request More Information

Talk with an admissions advisor today.

Fill out the form to receive information about:

  • Program Details and Applying for Classes 
  • Financial Aid and FAFSA (for those who qualify)
  • Customized Support Services
  • Detailed Program Plans

Step 1 of 3

What's Your Name?

Step 2 of 3

Contact Information

Step 3 of 3

Program Preferences
Do you have potential transfer credits?

By selecting "Submit," I authorize Rasmussen University to contact me by email, phone or text message at the number provided. There is no obligation to enroll.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

logo-accreditation-acen logo-accreditation-ccne chart-credential-laddering-associates-bachelors-masters 0 Credits 90 Credits 180 Credits 48 Credits Start Here HIGH SCHOOL GRADS Start Here TRANSFER STUDENTS Start Here SECOND DEGREE PURSUERS End Here ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE Start Here MASTER'S DEGREE PURSUERS End Here BACHELOR'S DEGREE End Here MASTER'S DEGREE chart-credential-laddering-associates-bachelors 0 Credits Start Here HIGH SCHOOL GRADS Start Here TRANSFER STUDENTS 90 Credits Start Here SECOND DEGREE PURSUERS End Here ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE 180 Credits End Here BACHELOR'S DEGREE chart-credential-laddering-msn chart-credential-laddering-nursing-programs chart-credential-laddering-nursing DNP MSN RN to BSN LPN to RN Bridge Accelerated BSN Professional Nursing ADN Practical Nursing Diploma Pre-Licensure Post-Licensure icon-colored-outline-bank icon-colored-outline-certificate icon-colored-outline-circle-dollar-sign icon-colored-outline-folder-search icon-colored-outline-hand-heart icon-colored-outline-head-blocks icon-colored-outline-head-cog icon-colored-outline-head-heart icon-colored-outline-health-plus-leaves icon-colored-outline-hospital icon-colored-outline-lifelong-learning icon-colored-outline-light-bulb-analytics icon-colored-outline-location-pin icon-colored-outline-magnifying-glass icon-colored-outline-monitor-healthcare icon-colored-outline-monitor-paper-search icon-colored-outline-nurse-rays icon-colored-outline-padlock-shield icon-colored-outline-person-presenter-screen icon-colored-outline-scales ras-logo-flame ras-logo-horizontal ras-logo-stacked icon-colored-advance icon-colored-arrows-cross-curve icon-colored-briefcase-star icon-colored-build icon-colored-bulb-analytics icon-colored-certificate icon-colored-continual-development icon-colored-duo-chatbox icon-colored-folder-mortarboard icon-colored-forward-ribbon icon-colored-gears-clock icon-colored-globe-pen icon-colored-growth icon-colored-hand-bubble icon-colored-hand-stars icon-colored-hands-gear icon-colored-head-blocks icon-colored-head-cog icon-colored-health-plus-leaves icon-colored-hospital-building icon-colored-laptop-cbe-skyscraper icon-colored-laptop-checkmark icon-colored-laptop-webpage icon-colored-location-map icon-colored-location-pin icon-colored-monitor-paper-scan icon-colored-mortarboard-dollar icon-colored-national icon-colored-people-chat-bubbles icon-colored-person-cheer-star icon-colored-person-laptop-checkboxes icon-colored-person-screen-instructor icon-colored-person-whiteboard icon-colored-phone-chatbox icon-colored-police-light icon-colored-prep icon-colored-presenter icon-colored-regional icon-colored-save-time icon-colored-shirt-hat icon-colored-skyscraper icon-colored-state icon-colored-student-centered icon-colored-support icon-colored-world-experience icon-triangle-arrow-up-plant icon-triangle-calendar-pencil icon-triangle-clock-rotating-arrows icon-triangle-display-gears icon-triangle-hand-right-speech-bubble icon-triangle-laptop-coding-brackets icon-triangle-mortarboard icon-triangle-paper-ribbon icon-triangle-person-cheer-star icon-triangle-person-juggle icon-triangle-triple-people-chat-bubble icon-modality-campus icon-modality-field icon-modality-online icon-modality-residential icon-arrow icon-bank icon-camera icon-filter icon-general-chart icon-general-connect icon-general-degree icon-general-discuss icon-general-email icon-general-find icon-general-hat icon-general-heart icon-general-laptop-building icon-general-laptop icon-general-leader icon-general-map icon-general-money icon-general-paperwork icon-general-people icon-general-phone icon-general-speak-out icon-head-heart icon-info-circle icon-mail-forward icon-mglass icon-play-solid icon-quote-mark-left icon-quote-mark-right icon-scales icon-share-square-o icon-simple-chat icon-simple-desktop icon-simple-find icon-simple-hamburger icon-simple-phone icon-spinner icon-tag icon-testimonial-quotes icon-util-checkbox-white icon-util-checkbox icon-util-checked-white icon-util-checked icon-util-chevron-down icon-util-chevron-left icon-util-chevron-right icon-util-chevron-up icon-util-circle-arrow-down icon-util-circle-dot icon-util-language-switch icon-util-loading icon-util-open-window-link icon-util-pdf-link icon-util-refresh icon-util-x rebrand-arrows icon-social-facebook-colored icon-social-facebook-square-colored icon-social-facebook-square icon-social-facebook icon-social-google-plus-square icon-social-google-plus icon-social-instagram-colored icon-social-instagram icon-social-linkedin-square-colored icon-social-linkedin-square icon-social-linkedin icon-social-pinterest-p-colored icon-social-pinterest-p icon-social-twitter-colored icon-social-twitter-square icon-social-twitter icon-social-youtube-play-colored icon-social-youtube-play graduate-cap-star-coin hand-coin hand-heart nurse-stethoscope-rays card-send-smile person-yoga-pose suitcase-star