2018-2019 Graduate Catalog

Advanced Graduate Certificate in Nursing Management and Executive Leadership

The advanced certificate in Nursing Management and Executive Leadership is designed for those students who wish to move into administrative positions in health care organizations. The role of leadership in organizing and delivering high-quality health care is more important today than ever before. Sacred Heart University's Advanced Graduate Certificate Program will compliment your clinical expertise with the latest leadership theories and strategies essential tot he development of your role as a nurse leader. 

Course Requirements

  • All course work can be completed online which provides greater flexibility and less disruption to your personal and employment obligations.
  • Courses are 8 weeks in length and are offered on an ongoing basis.
  • No practicum or clinical hours are required. Students are encouraged to select a mentor to enhance discussions. 

Admissions Requirements

  • Master's degree in Nursing or related field with a GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • All official transcripts
  • Unencumbered RN license in state of residence
  • Criminal background check
  • one nursing professional reference
  • Application processing fee
  • Application form

Certificate Requirements

Required Courses

NU 511Role Development for Nursing Management & Executive Leadership


NU 576Management of Financial Resources


NU 617Healthcare Delivery Systems


NU 665Quality & Safety in Practice