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Graduate Certificate in Nursing Leadership

About the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Leadership

If you’re ready to take the next step in your career as an advanced practice nurse, Cedarville University’s School of Nursing now offers a graduate certificate in nursing leadership that will prepare you to effectively serve and lead in the nursing field. This 12-credit certificate is available to current Master of Science in Nursing students or nurses who have already completed a graduate nursing degree.

Graduate Certificate in Nursing Leadership

Highlights of the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Leadership

Speed to completion — Completed in just four seven-week online courses

Flexible to your goals — Offered as a stand-alone program for M.S.N.-prepared nurses or as an add-on to Cedarville’s M.S.N. family nurse practitioner, pediatric nurse practitioner, and M.S.N. nurse educator focus area.

What Can I Do With a Graduate Certificate in Nursing Leadership?

This certificate will enable you to develop and apply the skills demanded of nurse leaders. The foundation of knowledge you will develop in topics including organizational behavior, quality and safety, and strategic decision-making, will enable to you to be an effective leader in multiple healthcare settings. You will collaborate with a diverse team of medical providers to ensure the delivery of evidence-based patient care.

Program Faculty

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Jason Grimm, DNP, APRN

Assistant Professor, Nursing

  • Location HSC 346
  • Phone 937-766-7445
  • Email Email

Nursing Leadership Graduate Certificate Program Curriculum

You will take four three-credit courses to complete the certificate, focusing on quality and safety, organizational behavior, and strategic decision-making.

  • Advancing Quality and Safety
  • Leading Toward Excellence
  • Managing Organizational Behavior
  • Transforming Healthcare Through Strategic Decision-Making