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Your Career

Obtaining a Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education provides nurses with knowledge and skills for curriculum design, assessment development, and learning theory. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics predicts the employment of health educators will rise 13% through 2029, much faster than the average national job growth rate.

Popular Careers in Nursing Administration and Leadership

Earning a Graduate Certificate in Nursing Administration and Leadership prepares you to serve in several roles.

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    Director of Nursing

    Median Salary: $91,002

    Nursing Directors are senior leaders responsible for the performance of one or more nursing units within a hospital or healthcare facility. They oversee organizational planning, staff evaluation, and compliance, in addition to collaborating with executive leadership on the execution of system-wide goals.
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    Nurse Manager

    Median Salary: $86,969

    Nurse managers work in hospitals or medical clinicals and supervise the nursing staff, ensuring adherence to standards, guidelines, policies, practices, and regulatory requirements. Nurse managers coordinate nursing schedules and participate in the hiring, evaluation, and remediation of nursing employees.
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How an Online Graduate Certificate in Nursing Administration and Leadership Can Benefit Your Career

The enriched, concise program provides registered nurses with the expertise needed for professional growth in managerial and administrative careers. 

Graduates of the Online Graduate Certificate in Nursing Leadership program will:

  • Understand best practices in nursing leadership, focusing on budgeting, employee retention, and growth mindset
  • Increase cross-functional collaboration within healthcare teams and executive administration
  • Approach nursing leadership from a whole-person care perspective

If you are ready to advance your career, learn more about AHU’s online graduate certificate program today:

Apply to Begin Your Online Graduate Certificate

Contact an Admissions Coordinator today for more information.