Sep 18, 2019  
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 

Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Health Care Systems (HCS)

This program prepares students as educators in health care systems. The focus is on education of client/family groups, staff development, extended programs and educational outreach, and teaching in health care and nursing education. The program focuses on the educator role and the theory and practice of teaching and learning. Course work examines theories, strategies and research related to the teaching/learning process in health care systems, curriculum patterns for various learners, legal/ethical considerations in teaching and the trends in both education and health care that affect educational planning and evaluation. In the practicum, the student is given an opportunity to synthesize previous learning and function in an educator role under the mentorship of select expert preceptors.

School of Nursing Information

Interim School Director: Michael L. Williams, MSN, RN, CCRN,

Advisor Information:

Program Coordinator: Bobbi Towne, MSN, RN
Phone: 734-487-2340

Program Director: Laurie Blondy, PhD, JD, RN
Phone: 734-487-3275

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the Graduate Certificate Program in EMU School of Nursing, students must first meet requirements set by the Graduate School as described in the Eastern Michigan University Graduate Catalog. Applicants are considered for selection into the Graduate Certificate Program upon completion of the following:

  1. Possess a Bachelor’s degree in any field.
  2. Have at least a cumulative 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) college GPA.
  3. International students must have a minimum score of 550 (paper) or 79 (Internet) on the TOEFL or 77 on the Michigan English Language Ability Battery (MELAB) or 6.5 on IETLTS, or 53 on Pearson Test of English. (These scores are the same requirements as the EMU Graduate School.)

All documents above should be submitted directly to the Graduate School Office of Admissions, along with any transcript from other universities or colleges previously attended.

Application Process:

Applicants must:

  • Complete an application for admission to EMU at Admission to the university takes an average of 2-3 weeks.
  • Submit official transcripts from each educational institution you have attended so your EMU admission application can be processed.
  • Select the program code: NUR/MSN-CTHC for the Teaching in Health Care Certificate Program on your application.

Certificate Total: 12 hours


For those students, pursuing an MSN degree, this certificate requires a separate application fee to be admitted to the program. A separate application for graduation is also required upon completion of the required courses.

Extended Programs

This program is offered at an EMU off-campus location. For a list of locations, please click here .