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Nursing Leadership
Graduate Certificate in Nursing

Help lead the way to the future of nursing care. The online Graduate Certificate in Nursing Leadership from Capella is designed to expand your knowledge in health care management and leadership. Using an evidence-based approach, you’ll explore, define and develop traits that nurse executives need to help ensure health care quality and safety, manage the finances and operations of health care organizations, lead health care innovations and respond to industry challenges and trends. The curriculum also strengthens your ability to lead with ethical and cultural awareness, think strategically and facilitate effective collaboration.

You can accelerate your progress toward a master’s program by transferring these credits into certain Capella MSN specializations. Nurses who pursue this certificate are often seeking nurse supervisor, nurse manager or other nurse leadership roles.

Apply your certificate toward a master’s degree

Credits from this certificate program can be applied toward select Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) specializations at Capella.

Practical Experience with Vila Health

Practice communication, collaboration, problem-solving and decision-making skills in Vila Health, our simulated health care environment.

Classes start January 9

Use the code AUTUMN to waive the $50 application fee.

At a glance

  • 100% Online
  • 5 Core courses

Reduce your tuition by $1,000

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $1K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your certificate. Eligibility rules apply. Connect with us for details.

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