Certificate Programs

Nursing Education Certificate

The nursing education curriculum is designed to prepare students to implement the academic role and responsibilities of the nurse educator in a variety of educational settings.  The student develops competence in program and curriculum development, teaching strategies, and methods of evaluating learning in a variety of settings, including program evaluation.  The capstone of nursing education is a practicum which allows the student opportunity to synthesize previous learning and to function in the full academic role.

Nursing Management & Business Certificate

The Nursing Management and Business certificate program curriculum is designed to prepare postbaccalaureate nurses and post-master's advanced practice nurses (i.e., clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists, and certified nurse midwives) and/or current MSN and PhD students with the knowledge and skills needed to function effectively as patient care managers and leaders in a variety of organizational settings. Building on core and advanced practice courses, the student develops an understanding of leadership and organizational behavior theories plus competence in fiscal management, business strategies, human resource management, project/program planning and evaluation. Business plan development provides a framework for synthesizing the learning and experiences contained in all four certificate courses.

 Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (NP) post-MSN Certificate

The post-master's NP certificate program is available for the Adult or Gerontological CNS.  An applicant with a non-clinical masters or a masters in another specialty area (non Adult/Gerontological) will be evaluated on an individual basis for additional course work needed to meet the competencies of an NP.

Graduate Program in Nursing

Mary Gladwin Hall 214
Akron, Ohio 44325-3701
Phone: (330) 972-7555
Fax : (330) 972-5737

Assistant Director, Graduate Programs and Research
Marlene Huff
(330) 972-5930

Student Services Counselor
Susan Bradford
(330) 972-7555

Program Specific Faculty

Adult/Gerotologial Health Nursing (CNS)
Tracy Riley, PhD, RN, CNS, CNE
Rose Beeson, PhD, RN
Cheryl Owen, MSN, RN, CNS, OCN

Adult/Gerotologial Health Nursing (NP)
Marilyn Perkowski
Carolyn Sutter

Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (NP)

Kathleen Tusaie, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Child & Adolescent Health Nursing (PNP)
Heather Schober
Mary Flood

Nurse Anesthesia (CRNA)
Brian Radesic, DNP, MSN, CRNA
Rebecca Bidinotto, MHS, BSN, CRNA
Kelly Pond, DNP, MSN, CRNA

The University of Akron

Akron, OH 44325
Phone: 330-972-7111
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