About the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Leadership
Why Study Nursing Leadership at Cedarville?
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.
Cedarville also offers an M.S.N.+M.B.A. option that allows you to add a Master of Business Administration to your graduate nursing degree, equipping you for high-level administrative positions within hospitals, medical offices, and other care facilities.Request Info Schedule an Appointment
$3,000 Scholarship Offer
A limited number of $3,000 scholarships are now available to new graduate nursing students with financial need. Apply now to see if you qualify!
What Sets Cedarville Apart?
Biblical WorldviewAll courses are built on the solid foundation of Scripture.
Advanced PracticeCedarville's M.S.N. will equip you with the training and skills you need to serve as an advanced practice nurse.
OnlineAll M.S.N. courses are offered in an online format, with flexible part-time and full-time completion options.
Graduate Certificate in Nursing Leadership Highlights
Speed to Completion — Completed in just four seven-week online courses.
Value Added —If you are currently enrolled in an M.S.N. program or already have your M.S.N., a 15-credit hours graduate certificate will add value to your education.
What Can You 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.
Admission, Costs and Aid, Start Dates
Admission Requirements — The first step in your graduate school journey at Cedarville is to apply for admission.Nursing Leadership Admission Requirements
Costs and Financial Aid — Your decision to pursue quality, Christian graduate education represents a valuable investment in your career and professional development. To assure your degree is also affordable, Cedarville graduate programs are competitively priced and can be supplemented with a variety of financial aid.Nursing Leadership Cost Information
Program Start Dates — You can enroll and begin classes in August, January, or May.
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
Program Format and Related Programs
Cedarville offers both graduate and undergraduate programs, with flexible completion options. You may also want to consider these related programs as you consider the degree or program that is a best fit for you.
Program Level and Format
From the Director:
Kim Higginbotham, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, PMHSAssistant Dean, Director of Graduate Nursing Programs, PNP Area of Focus Coordinator
- HSC 318 A
Jason Grimm, D.N.P., M.S., M.B.A., A.P.R.N.-C.N.P.Coordinator of Leadership Focus Area, Assistant Professor of Nursing
- HSC 346
Aimee WallisGraduate Enrollment Advisor
- GTS 105
MSN Program Ranked in Top 15 NationallyCedarville receives best ranking among all Christian universities nationally and is recognized as a best school for flexibility.
Remarkable ResourcesFrom the cadaver lab to the Torah scroll to the Trading Room in the School of Business, top-tier educational assets are equipping Cedarville students for career job placements and high-profile postgraduate opportunities.