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 quality improvement in health care prepares you to assess the current status of quality in your health care setting and make recommendations for improvement. It also trains you to sustain positive change, making you an important part of the team.

If you decide to go on to earn your master's in nursing, some courses may be applied to our clinical research nursing graduate degree program.

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, on average, $96,000 a year.
  • Able to customize: When you pursue an MSN, you have the chance to get more specialized in your position in areas such as 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 not only offer four nursing graduate degrees, but two doctoral programs.

At a Glance

  • One year, two to three semesters (one or two courses each)


  • Main campus
  • Number of credits: 12
  • Some credits to a grad program


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Contact Us

College of Health and Human Services
309 Marshall Building
Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA 48197

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