Personalized, career-focused education on campus or online.
The courses in each area can be used toward credit
fulfillment of the Master of Science in Nursing degree.
Students must earn 18 semester-hour credits, six of which may be
transferred from an accredited institution.
certificate is intended for health care professionals who wish to
formalize their knowledge and skills relative to health care
education. It is suitable for professionals who are responsible for
staff education, and for nursing and health care faculty in formal
educational settings. This is not intended to prepare and certify
health educators or certify people to teach in secondary schools.
Contact your state office for those certification requirements.
The graduate certificate in nursing administration and leadership is intended for registered nurses who want to enhance
their knowledge and skills in nursing administration/leadership. It
is appropriate for nurses who are seeking management positions and
for new nurse managers.
18-credit certificate of advanced graduate study is for the student who already holds a master's
degree and wishes to continue their studies. Some career tracks
recognize the CAGS for compensation rewards beyond the Masters. This
certificate allows for students to self design their learning. All
credits must be earned at Saint Joseph’s College. The first five
courses will be taken from at least three graduate program areas
(theology, nursing, education, health administration, business).
can choose any combination from the courses listed; the design is
interdisciplinary. The final course is always the CAG 600
Interdisciplinary capstone course, but the student will request which
program area or faculty they wish to have supervise that final
course. *Tuition costs vary depending on program areas.
Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate is a 28-credit post-graduate
program designed to prepare RNs with an undergraduate and graduate
degree in nursing for a career as a Family Nurse Practitioner. This
certificate program prepares the graduate to sit for the national FNP
program has a very competitive admissions process and successful
applicants must meet all prescribed requirements.
Associate Dean, Department of Nursing
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
MSN, Saint Joseph's College
BSN, Loyola College
PhD, Boston College
BSN, University of Southern Maine
BA, University of Southern Maine
Associate Dean, Department of Nursing
education at Saint Joseph's College has been everything I hoped and
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nurses (RNs) constitute the largest healthcare occupation, with 2.6
million jobs. About 60 percent of RN jobs are in hospitals.
of RNs is expected to grow much faster than the average and, because
the occupation is very large, 581,500 new jobs will result, among the
largest number of new jobs for any occupation. Additionally, hundreds
of thousands of job openings will result from the need to replace
experienced nurses who leave the occupation. Employment of registered
nurses is expected to grow by 22 percent from 2008 to 2018, much
faster than the average for all occupations.
MSN (regardless of track) is now the required degree for teaching in
RN preparation programs. In some states, the MSN is required for
staff development roles as well.
Find your place at our 474-acre campus on the shore of Sebago Lake. With more than 40 academic programs to choose from, and a robust extracurricular club and athletics environment, Saint Joseph’s home on the lake is the perfect place to prepare for your future.
Offering distance education for learners of all ages since 1976, Saint Joseph’s online programs include certificates, associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees—academic levels that suit your level.
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