Graduate Certificates in Nursing

Courses + Requirements

Students must hold a Master of Science in Nursing degree to enroll in either the Certificate of Graduate Study in Nursing Education or Nursing Management. Both certificate programs require the completion of 15 credits. Students attend flexible classes in a modified accelerated format while continuing to work. 

Students would take a minimum of 3 three-credit courses and 1 six-credit practicum at Emmanuel College. The course offerings for nursing education and nursing management certificates are as follows:

Certificate of Graduate Study in Nursing Education
Nurses prepare for positions as nurse educators who could be employed as faculty members, staff/professional development coordinators, unit based teachers, clinical educators and patient educators.

  • NURS 5301 Educational Theories and Curriculum Design in Nursing 
  • NURS 5303 Advanced Teaching Methods and Strategies in Nursing Education/Assessment/Evaluation of Student Learning 
  • NURS 5305 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nurse Educators 
  • NURS 5310 Nursing Education Advanced Role Development Practicum

Certificate of Graduate Study in Nursing Management
Nurses prepare for leadership roles as nurse executives, nurse managers, nurse administrators, case managers and project directors who work in settings such as accountable care organizations, managed care, integrated care systems, hospitals, public health departments, clinics, health maintenance organizations, ambulatory care, long term care assisted living, hospices, home care, research units and parish nursing programs. 

  • NURS 5501 Nursing Management in Health Care Delivery  
  • NURS 5503 Healthcare Organizational Development  
  • NURS 5505 Financial Management in Healthcare  
  • NURS 5510 Nursing Management Advanced Role Development Practicum

Each program's coursework and practicum prepare graduates for national certification exams, enabling them to gain the credentials needed to be leaders in the field. 

Graduates of the nursing education certificate program are eligible to seek national certification as nurse educators by the National League for Nursing (NLN). 

Graduates of the nursing management certificate program are eligible to seek national certification as nurse administrators, once they meet the work or consultation requirements outlined by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).