Emmanuel College’s Graduate Certificates in Nursing are designed to help you meet and exceed those goals, providing you with a skill set that positions you for future nursing career opportunities.

The College offers two distinct tracks for obtaining graduate certificates in Nursing—in nursing education and nursing administration. These post-graduate nursing certificate programs offer opportunities for you to strengthen or broaden your advanced skills and knowledge, allowing you to explore new professional directions. For you, that means the best of both worlds—you can do what you love and pursue new opportunities.

Students must hold a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree to enroll in the Graduate Certificates in Nursing Education or Nursing Administration. Both certificate programs require the completion of 12 credits. Students attend flexible classes in a modified accelerated format while continuing to work. 

Earn your Graduate Certificate in:

Nursing Administration: This three-course certificate program provides nurses with the knowledge and skills required of a beginning nurse manager working in a variety of clinical practice settings including the following: 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. It prepares nurses for positions as nurse managers, nurse administrators, case managers and project directors.

Nursing Education: This three-course certificate program provides nurses with the knowledge and skills required of a beginning nurse educator working in academic and clinical practice settings. It prepares nurses for positions as nurse educators who could be employed as faculty members, staff development coordinators, unit-based teachers, clinical educators and patient educators.

The Curriculum

View the 2022-2023 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.

Prepare for a role as a nurse educator, faculty member, staff development coordinator, clinical unit-based teacher or patient educator. 

Requirements for a graduate certification in nursing education

  • NURS5307 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Theoretical and Experiential Approaches to Care (3 credits)
  • NURS5511 Advanced Nursing Theory: Specialty Role Development (3 credits)
  • NURS5513 Advanced Nursing Practice: Specialty Role Development (6 credits)

Graduates of the nursing education certificate program will be eligible to seek national certification as nurse educators once they meet the requirements outlined by the National League for Nursing (NLN).

View the 2023-2024 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.

Gain the skills for a position as a nurse administrator, nursing director, nurse manager, case manager, coordinator of clinical research projects or project director. 

Requirements for a graduate certificate in nursing administration

  • NURS5307 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Theoretical and Experiential Approaches to Care (3 credits)
  • NURS5511 Advanced Nursing Theory: Specialty Role Development (3 credits)
  • NURS5513 Advanced Nursing Practice: Specialty Role Development (6 credits)

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