Certificate Programs

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Overview

Advances in healthcare happen constantly, we can help you keep up.

Certificates are a great way to advance your education in a specialty area when you are not interested in another degree. Certificate programs provide graduate academic credit that can be applied to an advanced degree at a later date. All that is needed is a bachelor’s degree and a desire to learn from the best in the field.

Please note: The University of Illinois is not authorized to offer online distance education programs to students residing in the State of Maryland. As of December 15, 2014, no new Maryland residents will be allowed to enroll in online programs.

Advanced Practice Palliative Care Nurse

Competence in providing palliative care can be utilized in all specialties across all ages to reduce suffering and increase the quality of life, as well as being a specialty practice. Today fifty-three percent of hospitals in the United States that have 50 or more beds now have a palliative care program. The demand for registered nurses and advance practice registered nurses with expertise in palliative care will continue to rise as the health care industry focuses on improving the patient experience and reducing suffering.

The palliative care certificate consists of three online graduate courses including evidence-based strategies for management of pain and common symptoms, social, cultural, and psychological aspects of human grief, and ethical & political factors that influence palliative care for clients and families across the life span. The certificate is appropriate for RNs & APRNs in acute care, home care, long-term care and community practice settings.

NOTE: The APPCN program is under revision during the 2015-2016 academic year.  Admission has been suspended until further notice.

School Nurse

The School Nurse Certificate Program is designed for progressive nurses looking to increase their expertise as independent practitioners in a school environment. The demands of contemporary school nurses are increasingly complex and the curriculum in the certificate courses prepares seasoned and novice nurses with the competencies required for confident, independent practice in current educational settings.

Teaching/Learning in Nursing and Health Sciences

The Teaching-Learning Certificate program is ideal for master's prepared nurses who are interested in transitioning to an academic teaching position, and for those experienced educators who are preparing for the National League for Nursings (NLN) Certified Nurse EducatorCM (CNE) Examination.

The three didactic courses, content in instructional design & delivery, curriculum development & processes, and assessment & evaluation methods and the synthesis practicum are based on the NLN Core Competencies for Nurse Educators, and meet the graduate education hours requirement for NLN CNE eligibility. The three didactic courses are online and can be completed in less than one calendar year, in only three semesters. 

It has been predicted that nearly fifty percent of nursing educators will be retiring within the next ten years and yet the need to transform nursing education looms large with our evolving healthcare system. Now is the time to enhance your skills and be a part of transforming nursing education.

Womens Health Concentration

The Interdepartmental Graduate Concentration in Women's Health

Are you interested in a career that includes research and/or the care of women throughout the lifecycle? Are you interested in learning about women's health from alternative perspectives?

If the answer is YES then check out the Interdepartmental Graduate Concentration in Women's Health sponsored by the UIC National Center of Excellence in Women's Health and UIC Center for Research on Women and Gender 

The Interdepartmental Graduate Concentration in Women's Health is open to students within any of the existing Concentration programs within either the School of Public Health or the College of Nursing or the Department of Sociology. The Concentration include 12 credits in women's health from the perspective of multiple disciplines.
Read more about the concentration here

Please visit any of the sponsoring units' websites for information or contact:

Carrie Klima CNM, PhD 
Concentration Director UIC College of Nursing

email: cklima@uic.edu phone: 312.996.1863