General Catalog

Post Master’s Graduate Certificate in Health Care Leadership

12 Semester Credits / 4 Courses / 1 Course Every Session

Delivery Mode: Online

The Post Master’s Graduate Certificate in Health Care Leadership is available to any nurse who holds at least one earned higher degree in nursing, i.e., MSN, MN, DNP, PhD., who desires to expand their knowledge in nursing leadership.

Courses taken after completion of a degree program in order to complete the certificate are not eligible for financial aid. This 12 credit 100% online certificate option requires satisfactory completion (a grade of at least a “B” for each of four courses) and offers an optional clinical leadership residency (100 clock hours).

Optional: MSN587 Residency in Nursing Leadership and Systems Management 

Course Delivery

This certificate is tailored to meet the needs of the working professional. Courses are focused on assuring learning through a selection of engaged learning strategies such as online discussions with peers and faculty, required readings and for those choosing to add clinical hours, a supervised clinical residency with a university approved preceptor in one’s locale.

Curriculum Requirements

Core Requirements

MSN580Strategic Planning and Project Management in Healthcare


MSN581Innovation in Organizational and Systems Leadership


MSN582Leadership and Organizational Behavior


MSN584Quality Measures, Safety, and Improving Patient Outcomes



MSN587Residency in Nursing Leadership and Systems Management