About this Program

Interested in furthering your education, but not sure about a master's degree? Earning a graduate certificate is a great way to find out if higher education is for you. A Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Health Care Systems prepares you to educate other nurses, client and family groups and take part in staff development. Get the training you need to fill the demand for nurse educators. 

If you decide to go on to earn your master's in nursing, some credits may be applied to our nursing education graduate degree programs.

Graduate studies in nursing set you up for success.

Nurses with a master's degree are:

  • More marketable: A nurse with an MSN is qualified for far more job opportunities than one with an RN or BSN.
  • Making more money: Nurses with an MSN make $96,000 a year on average.
  • Able to customize: When you pursue an MSN, you have the chance to get more specialized in your position in areas such as research, mental health care, pediatric care and oncology.

At Eastern, you’ll benefit from the knowledge and hands-on practice of highly qualified faculty, while having the opportunity to learn in a variety of settings for clinical experiences. And, if you're interested in continuing your education, we offer four nursing graduate degrees and a doctoral program.

At a Glance

  • Two consecutive semesters (two courses each)


  • Number of credits: 12
  • Some credits apply to a grad program


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Contact Us

School of Nursing
311 Everett L. Marshall Building
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
734.487.2310 | Fax: 734.487.6946 

Additional Information

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Information Sessions

Find our what you need to know about our programs at one of our upcoming information sessions.

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Scholarships and Loans

Find additional resources to help you achieve your educational goals through searching our scholarships and loans page.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Get the answers to your questions about the application process, coursework and other requirements for our program.

  • Call: 734.487.2310
  • Office: 311 Everett L. Marshall Building