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Executive Leader Graduate Certificate

Purdue University Global's Executive Leadership Graduate Certificate in Nursing program is designed for registered nurses who are looking to advance in their field to be a manager or leader in a medical setting. Read more about the Purdue University Global Executive Leadership Graduate Certificate in Nursing.

Official Program Name:

Executive Leadership Graduate Certificate in Nursing

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:

Graduate Certificate

Program Requirements:

Those interested in this program need to be practicing registered nurses (RN's). Prospective students should also be looking to advance their career and take on more leadership position. Applicants to Purdue University Global should have a high school diploma or the equivalent; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

The online Executive Leadership Graduate Certificate in Nursing program at Purdue University Global allows practicing Registered Nurses the ability to move up in their career to more managerial or leadership positions in a healthcare setting. Students in this program will be exposed to management, policy, budgeting, and technology coursework to help build their skills and experience. Students will also need to complete a practical experience element during their coursework. A total of six courses are needed to complete this program.

Learning Format:


Program Length/ Total Credits Required:

30 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Purdue University Global's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for an Executive Leadership Graduate Certificate in Nursing:

This program involves six courses covering topics that can build managerial and leadership skills for Registered Nurses. Coursework will involve personnel management topics as well as organizational behavior. The program culminates with an evidence-based project. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Purdue University Global to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Certificate Requirements (30 credits)

  • Leadership, Organizational Theory, and Behavior
  • Health Care Finance, Strategic Planning, and Budgeting
  • Human Resources Management
  • Innovation in Health Care Information Technology - Administrative and Advanced Practice Priorities
  • Executive Leader Practicum
  • Evidence-Based Practice Project

Post Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students completing Purdue University Global's Executive Leadership Graduate Certificate in Nursing could choose to pursue a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. This more advanced degree could help further build knowledge and skills and potentially be more competitive in the job market.

Professional degree options for graduates could include but are not limited to:

  • Master's of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice

Career Paths:

Purdue University Global's Executive Leadership Graduate Certificate in Nursing program focuses on giving Registered Nurses the skills they need to help move them up in their careers. Within the program, students will learn leadership and managerial techniques to help prepare them for work in many different healthcare settings and roles.

Graduates of the Purdue University Global Executive Leadership Graduate Certificate in Nursing program could pursue positions that include:

  • Nurse Executive
  • Nurse Manager
  • Nurse Educator
  • RN Case Manager

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