Post-Graduate Certifications

Aurora University's post-graduate certificates are designed for nursing professionals who already hold a master's degree and are looking for additional knowledge and skills to advance their current careers or make the transition to a new role in healthcare. The program is open to students with a graduate degree in nursing, public health, health administration or those who hold a Doctor of Nursing Practice or PhD.

Post-Graduate Nursing Administration Certificate

This certificate is designed for registered nurses who are transitioning into an administrative position in healthcare. The certificate requires 10 semester hours of coursework and additional practical
experience that can be completed in nine months.

Exam Preparation

This program prepares nurses to take the following certification exams:

  • American Nurse's Credentialing Center:
    • Certified Nurse Executive exam (for managers and directors)
    • Certified Nurse Executive-advanced exam (for Chief Nursing Officers)
  • The American Organization of Nurse Executives:
    • Certified Nurse Manager exam (for managers and directors)
    • Certified in Executive Nursing Practice exam (for Chief Nursing Officers)

Program Overview

Required Courses: 10 semester hours

NUR6190 Application of Organizational Theory in Health Care (3)
NUR6191 The Business of Health Care and Human Resource Management (3)
NUR6210 Practicum: Role Concentration (4)

Post-Graduate Nursing Education Certificate

This certificate is designed for registered nurses who hold a master's degree and wish to increase their expertise in nursing education to fill a faculty or educator role. The certificate requires 10 semester hours of coursework and additional practical experience that can be completed in nine months.

Program Overview

Required Courses: 10 semester hours

NUR6180 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Education (3)
NUR6181 Curriculum Development and Assessment (3)
NUR6210 Practicum: Role Concentration (4)

The Post-Graduate Nursing Certificate programs are also offered through AU Online.

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