Program Overview

The online Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education from the University of Alabama in Huntsville is designed to provide students with the foundational knowledge and skills to improve quality and safety in patient care and create real change in the field of healthcare. Graduates of the program are prepared to:

  • ​Translate research and use evidence-based practice to promote quality healthcare across diverse, vulnerable populations and cultures
  • Understand healthcare policy, care delivery models, and organizational systems for current and future healthcare needs within clinical settings
  • Display proficiency in the use of patient care technologies, healthcare information systems, and communication devices to support safe and competent nursing practice
  • ​Apply nursing leadership concepts through experiential settings

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education


    • Must hold an MSN degree or be enrolled in an MSN program
    • Official transcripts
    • RN license

    School Overview

    In November 1949, Huntsville's leaders learned that their lengthy campaign to open an extension center in the city had been approved by the University of Alabama. Three months later, in what later became Stone Middle School, the new University of Alabama Huntsville Center began offering ten freshman-level classes. In 1969, with the addition of new facilities, UAH was made an autonomous university by the Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama.

    UAH is a comprehensive research university that offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs from the following colleges:

    • College of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences
    • College of Business Administration
    • College of Education
    • College of Engineering
    • College of Nursing
    • College of Professional & Continuing Studies
    • College of Science
    • Graduate Studies
    • Honors College

    The department of Online Learning offers programs for online master’s degrees in business, education, engineering, and nursing, as well as online bachelor’s degrees in professional studies and nursing. Courses are offered fully online or in hybrid formats.


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