New Nursing Leadership Certificate

Certificate in Nursing Leadership and Management Empowers Nurses to Take Expertise to Next Level

Green Bay, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay announced a new certificate program—Certificate in Nursing Leadership and Management—for experienced nurses that will give them the confidence and skills to lead and manage most any situation. The certificate will allow nurses to have a bigger impact in healthcare and in their careers. The job outlook is excellent.

There is a 23% growth prediction for the job outlook of nursing leadership and management positions across the United States, according to (January, 2021).

Key online courses from UW-Green Bay’s renowned Master of Science in Nursing Leadership and Management curriculum have been combined to create the Certificate in Nursing Leadership and Management. This four-course certificate program, designed for BSN-prepared nurses, instills business savvy and leadership acuity, including:

  • Skills and habits of effective healthcare leaders
  • The business of healthcare, including how to ​create and manage budgets
  • Healthcare informatics and technology
  • Healthcare policy and change management
  • Human resources management and insights
  • Enhanced critical communications and relationship-building skills

Once completed, students can pursue the Master of Science in Nursing Leadership and Management program, as all 12 credits transfer to the 34-credit MSN program, or students can apply their new confidence and leadership abilities directly into their daily work environment.

All courses are online, allowing nurses to participate in classes and homework as their busy schedule allows. Students take one course per semester, in fall and spring. The Certificate program can be started in any fall or spring semester, and is completed over two years.

“The recent pandemic and healthcare reform are two drivers of continual change in healthcare,” according to Janet Reilly, D.N.P., Certificate and MSN Chair at UW-Green Bay. “BSN-prepared nurses need advanced skills in communication, human relations, business, and leadership to navigate such ongoing change, which this Certificate provides. Across the healthcare spectrum, from prevention to acute care to end-of-life care, there is a growing need for nursing expertise in leadership and management. This Certificate provides opportunity for a BSN nurse to enhance his or her skills and knowledge, while gaining leverage to move up or stand out in pursuit of a new leadership position or additional responsibilities.”

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About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 8,970 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 79,604 continuing education enrollees each year across all campus locations. We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2020, UW-Green Bay was the fastest growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit


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