2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Certificate Program in Home Healthcare Management for RNs—Online

The certificate program in Home Healthcare Management is designed for nurses in management positions in home health agencies to meet the State of Connecticut’s Department of Public Health (DPH) requirements. DPH requires nurses in managerial positions in home care who do not have a BSN to complete at least six (6) credits in healthcare management or community health from an accredited college, university, or school of nursing.


Students must apply to the College of Nursing for the certificate program and enroll as a Special Student at Sacred Heart University. There is a $25 fee for processing the application. Students must take the courses for credit, which may later be applied to the RN-to-BSN degree.

Program Requirements

Required Courses

NU 355Leadership in Contemporary Nursing Practice


NU 382Management of Home Healthcare Agencies


Courses cannot be audited or taken for pass/fail. Credit may later be applied to a degree if the student enrolls in a degree program within five (5) years.

Students must achieve a grade of C or better (undergraduate) or B or better (graduate) in the courses to be awarded the certificate.

If certificate students later apply for a MSN, only grades of B or better will be applied to the degree. Students enrolled in degree programs will meet the admission and progression criteria for the degree.