Academic Catalog 2024-2025

Nursing Administration, Post-Master's Certificate

The School of Nursing offers a Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Administration for nurses with a master's in nursing who want to develop advanced knowledge and skills as a nurse manager or administrator in health care institutions. The study of various health care systems and all areas of management are included with emphasis on quality improvement and evidence-based administrative practices. The certificate program consists of 15 units.

Prior to application for the Certificate Programs, individuals are strongly encouraged to consult with the Nurse Administrator Program Coordinator (advisor) regarding previous graduate coursework completed to determine the best semester to apply for entry.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Completion of a master's degree in nursing or doctor of nursing practice from a regionally accredited institution and ACEN or CCNE-accredited nursing program.
  2. Overall grade point average of 3.0 (on a four-point scale) in units attempted.
  3. Registered nurse licensure in the United States, unencumbered, unrestricted, with no disciplinary action pending or imposed.
  4. Clinical experience preferences or requirements are posted on the School of Nursing website.
  5. Health clearance (immunity, etc.) is required prior to enrolling in a role performance course.

Gap Analysis and Certificate Requirements

Upon admission a "gap analysis" will be done by the faculty to determine if any previous graduate level nursing coursework satisfies any of the required courses for the specific certificate.  The gap analysis is documented and a list of all courses required for the certificate are clearly indicated.  Additionally, the semester and year that the certificate student should enroll in each course is indicated to create a individualized plan of study. 


MSN 532Nurse Administrator: Societal Institutions3
MSN 538Nurse Administrator: Resource Management3
MSN 555Quality Improvemnt in Hea Care3
MSN 560Nurse Administrator: Role Performance I3
MSN 570Nurse Administrator: Role Performance II3
Total Hours15