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An Online Graduate Certificate in Nursing Leadership That Can Jump-Start or Enhance Your Education

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Earn Your Graduate Certificate in Nursing Leadership Online

A healthy population relies upon a healthcare system that focuses on safe patient-centered care and quality outcomes. Nurse leaders are integral in supporting these goals. American Public University (APU) offers a post-master’s certificate in Nursing Leadership designed to respond to the need for next generation nurse leaders.

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and programs start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule.


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At A Glance

  • Coursework focuses on leadership, human resource management, operational quality, the business of healthcare, and legal and ethical practices.
  • Upon completion, those who have the necessary practical experience may be eligible to pursue certification as a Nurse Executive, a credential offered by the American Nurse Credentialing Center.
  • A 16-week field experience practicum completes your studies.
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The Benefits of a Certificate — Build. Pair. Enhance.

A certificate is an excellent choice for those who don’t want to commit to a full degree or those who wish to gain specialized knowledge to supplement current or future studies. However, a certificate is not the same as professional certification. If you’re thinking about additional study, this certificate pairs well with these programs:

A University Built For You

Accessible Learning

Plan around your work and life responsibilities with courses that are online and feature weekly class schedules with no set login times.

Recognized for Quality

Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Several programs have earned specialty accreditation.

Save Time

Certificate students can typically transfer up to 9 credits for previous academic coursework, job experience, and professional training. We also consider ACE-evaluated training and credits by exam.

Future-Focused

You have access to our vast network of working professional students and alumni, and our career services team provides continuous assistance.

Real-World Knowledge

You’ll be guided by faculty skilled in providing an engaging learning journey rooted in real-world experience from government, Fortune 500 companies, healthcare, defense agencies, technology firms, and the military.

Your Time to Shine

You always have a front row seat in APU’s online classroom. Master’s degree and graduate certificate classes average 10 students.

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Making Quality Higher Education Within Reach

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Application Fee

There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

$0
Transfer Credit Evaluation

APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

Affordable
Textbooks & Ebooks

Some master's-level courses provide no-cost textbooks to minimize your expenses.

$370
Per Credit Hour

Tuition for master’s degrees and graduate certificates.

$250
Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with APU’s Military Tuition Grant for eligible students

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