New Global Health Ministries Certificate Program

by Beth Ford, Assistant Director of Public Relations

A new certificate program designed for advanced practice nurses will begin January 2015 at Cedarville University. The Global Health Ministries certificate program will provide nurse leaders with knowledge and skills that will strengthen their career and uniquely position them to address trends in contemporary nursing practice, domestically and globally.

The certificate program consists of four online courses offered in the fall and spring semesters. Each course provides graduate level information that address population focused nursing and expands—or rounds out—advanced knowledge and skills.

Health ministry, population care, and the directive to change policy and promote health are the core elements of the program. This curriculum will provide nurses with cutting edge knowledge that strengthens their current skills and enhances professional development. Most importantly, nurses are challenged to analyze and defend a Biblical perspective of health and wellness.

“We’ve tailored the Global Health Ministries certificate in a way that will help each student gain the necessary knowledge to be more successful without infringing on professional schedules and personal commitments,” said Carrie Keib, acting dean of the School of Nursing at Cedarville University. “This certificate program will make the nurse who is currently enrolled in or has already completed a graduate nursing degree even more marketable.”

The Graduate Nursing Certificate in Global Health Ministries is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents. The program is designed in convenient eight-week semesters. There is limited financial aid available; however applicants may qualify for private loans.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University attracts 3,400 undergraduate, graduate and online students to more than 100 areas of study. Inspiring greatness for more than 125 years, Cedarville is a Christ-centered learning community recognized nationally for rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings. Visit the University online at