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Post Master's Online Nursing Certificates

written by: Jacqueline Chinappi•edited by: Sarah Malburg•updated: 5/6/2014

The health care job outlook for Nursing is expected to jump 23% for registered nurses, but what if you were specialized in a specific area? Here we take a look at the reasons more nursing professionals should attain a certificate as well as some online opportunities.

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    Advanced Nursing Certificates Online

    Although the nursing profession is a very hands on career option, there have been more opportunities to attain degrees and certificates in Nursing through online learning. A certificate after attaining the master’s degree can help an individual specialize in a specific area. Here we will look at several nursing online certificate programs after the master’s degree which can be obtained through online methods.

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    Why Should I Get a Post-Master’s Online Nursing Certificate?

    Every profession in this world is constantly growing and looking for the more qualified individual. With an advanced certificate someone in the nursing profession can expect growth in the workplace, advancement in their career, more options for job placements, better salary, better recognition for their profession, and specialize their skills regarding care of the patient. Those individuals who have already attained the master’s in Nursing and are looking to expand in their profession should consider a post-master’s certificate. If you work full time as a nurse or perhaps you work part time but have a family to care for, the online nursing certificate may be your best option to advance in your profession.

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    Which Post-Master’s Certificates in Nursing Can Be Obtained Online?

    There are several schools which offer advanced certificates through online learning. Online learning may consist of books, study material, the use of online technology, and conversing with classmates and professors though emails, telephone calls, and discussion boards. Some schools which offer this option are:

    Walden University Post-Master’s Certificates in:

    • Nursing Education
    • Nursing Informatics
    • Nursing Leadership & Management

    Graceland University School of Nursing Post Master’s Certificates in:

    • Family Nurse Practitioner
    • Nurse Education

    State University of New York (SUNY) Buffalo Post Master’s Certificates in:

    • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
    • Adult Health Nursing
    • Family Nurse Practitioner
    • Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
    • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

    SUNY Stony Brook Post Master’s Certificates in:

    • Perinatal & Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
    • Nursing: Midwifery
    • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
    • Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
    • Family Nurse Practitioner
    • Child Health Nurse Practitioner
    • Adult Health Nurse Practitioner

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    Health Care Job Outlook

    The health care job outlook for registered nurses is predicted to jump 23% from 2006 (2,505,000) to 2016 (3,092,000). As RN’s with the bachelor’s and master’s degrees will have better job opportunities, think about the job opportunities which will come your way with the specialization certificates.

Online Nursing Degrees

Let's take an overall look at an online nursing degree at different degree levels and even scholarships to help fund your education!
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