Nursing Administration, Graduate Certificate

Program Overview

Earn a 12 graduate credit certificate in nursing administration, available in a hybrid delivery format that includes both face-to-face classroom meetings and online requirements. If you have a master’s in nursing, this certificate provides excellent preparation to help you obtain leadership roles or administrative positions in healthcare settings. In addition to career advancement, the certificate provides a broader foundation for doctoral studies.

You must already have an earned Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) degree to enroll in this certificate program.

Admission Requirements

If you have completed an M.S.N. from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0, you may apply for this certificate.

You will also participate in an official interview with the director of the M.S.N. program and/or a faculty member.

Required Courses

Managing Organizational Effectiveness (3)

A systems perspective to organizations, organizational change theory and best practices in design within the context of today’s uncertain environment are explored and applied to assist students in enhancing operations and improving quality.

Financial Management of Health Care Organizations (3)

Examines the financial management of health care organizations. Issues related to budgeting, accounting, reimbursement, information systems, and other supportive functions are explored. Fiscal responsibility and accountability for nurse administrators are addressed.

Nursing Administration (3)

Using professional standards and competencies as a framework, examines the roles, functions and responsibilities of a nurse administrator. Content focuses on principles of leadership and management, health care organizations and systems, and human resource management. Research related to administrative practice and contemporary issues that affect practice and roles of nurse administrators are examined.

Administration Practicum (3)

Focuses on concepts and theories related to the professional development, quality outcome management, and legal, regulatory and ethical issues in relation to selected administrative functions of nurse administrators. Contemporary trends and issues affecting the role and function of nurse administrators are also discussed. During the practicum experience, students develop competencies as a nurse administrator under the guidance of a preceptor. Pre-requisites: NURS 670, 672, 681 & MML 603

At the time of each practica experience, students will be required to show documentation of a current RN license in the state where the practicum is being provided, health insurance, health clearance, CPR certification, and malpractice insurance. Please note that the practica site may require additional documentation.

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