Graduate
Certificates

Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificates

For nurses with a master's degree in nursing or a master's degree in another discipline, graduate certificate programs are offered in Nursing Leadership and Nursing Education. Each requires 11-12 semester hours of work and can generally be completed in 9 months. The certificates are designed to provide relevant transfer credit into other graduate programs. Additionally, a certificate program is offered in Nurse Anesthesia for nurses with a MSN in another specialty.

Nursing Leadership

The Graduate Nursing Leadership Certificate is an alternative for individuals who desire leadership and administrative knowledge but are not necessarily interested in completing another graduate degree. The courses included in the certificate are:

  • NUR 610: Leadership Foundations (3 semester hours)
  • NUR 611: Leadership and Organizational Behavior (3 semester hours)
  • NUR 617: Financial Tools for Leaders and Organizations (3 semester hours)
  • NUR 680: Leadership Seminar (3 semester hours)

Nursing Education

The Graduate Nursing Education Certificate is an alternative for individuals who desire the knowledge, skills and ability to teach in a variety of settings, but are not necessarily interested in completing another graduate degree. The courses included in the certificate are:

  • NUR 640: Perspectives on Teaching and Learning (3 semester hours)
  • NUR 643: Curriculum Design (3 semester hours)
  • NUR 645: Assessment and Evaluation in Healthcare Education (3 semester hours)
  • NUR 690: Practicum in Advanced Nursing Roles (2 semester hours)

Nurse Anesthesia

The Graduate Nurse Anesthesia Certificate (GNAC) program is designed for nurses who have a Master's Degree in Nursing with a concentration in areas other than nurse anesthesia and want the knowledge, skills and ability to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist and provide anesthesia in the clinical setting. The GNAC program is an alternative for those individuals who desire nurse anesthesia knowledge, but are not necessarily interested in completing another Master's Degree in Nursing. Nurses interested in this certificate program will take the entire anesthesia related curriculum, including Clinical Practicum I – VII and one course related to professional aspects of Nurse Anesthesia. Potential candidates must successfully complete the application and selection process for admission into the program. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded a certificate of completion in Nurse Anesthesia and be able to sit for the National Certification Examination. An additional Master's or higher degree will NOT be awarded.

Gainful Employment Opportunities

Students who are accepted into the GNAC program will be certified for employment as a Certified Nurse Anesthetist after passing the National Certification Examination. Learn more about program costs and employment opportunities for students who graduate with the GNAC.

 


 

 

 

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Melissa Bergfeld
Admissions Assistant
419-824-3517
Toll Free: 1-800-878-3210, ext. 3517
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Tara Hanna
Director of Graduate Admissions
419-517-8908
Toll Free: 800-878-3210 ext. 8908
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Lynne K. Zajac Ph.D., R.N.
Professor, Interim MSN Program Director
Phone: 419-824-3863
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Dawn M. AuBuchon M.S., C.R.N.A.
Interim Administrator M.S.N. Nurse Anesthesia Program
419-517-8961
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Rebecca Zechman, M.S.N., R.N.
Associate Professor
M.S.N. Recruiter/Advisor

419-824-3972
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