Nursing Leadership and Financial Management — Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

The post-baccalaureate certificate in Nursing Leadership and Financial Management at the University of Detroit Mercy provides qualified nurses with the opportunity to gain specialty knowledge in leadership, management, and business skills. Students build a systems-thinking approach to patient care, starting with clinical microsystems as a building block. The use of evidence to shape decisions is emphasized as students gain skills in business planning, accounting, financial management, leadership and management, human resources management, and skills to manage the workplace and patient care environment.

The Nursing Leadership and Financial Management Certificate Program requires completion of 15 credits of graduate coursework. The program is taught in an engaging online format that is flexible and student-centered. Students need not be a resident of Michigan to enroll in the program. Clinical sites are identified near the student's home to complete the clinical experience. Coursework is on a part-time basis. A certificate in Nursing Leadership and Financial Management is awarded upon completion of program requirements. Credits earned in the Nursing Leadership and Financial Management Certificate may be applied for qualified nurses towards the completion of a Master of Science in Nursing degree in Health Systems Management.