Nursing Certificate Courses and Requirements

Students must hold a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree to enroll in the Graduate Certificates in Nursing Education or Nursing Management. Both certificate programs require the completion of 15 credits. Students attend flexible classes in a modified accelerated nursing program while continuing to work. 

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

View the 2016-2017 Academic Catalog to find nursing eduation and nursing management course titles, numbers and descriptions.

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

Graduate Certificates 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 (CNE's) and patient educators.

  • NURS 5301 Educational Theories and Curriculum Design in Nursing 
  • NURS 5303 Advanced Teaching Methods in Nursing Education and Assessment/Evaluation of Student Learning 
  • NURS 5305 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nurse Educators 
  • NURS 5310 Nursing Education Advanced Role Development Practicum (6 credits) 

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

Graduate Certificate 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 5503 Healthcare Organizational Development  
  • NURS 5505 Financial Management in Healthcare  
  • NURS 5501 Nursing Management in Health Care Delivery  
  • NURS 5510 Nursing Management Advanced Role Development Practicum (6 credits)

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).