Nursing Administration Certificate Program

The Nursing Administration Certificate program is designed for experienced RNs with a master’s in nursing in another area of nursing specialty who want to develop the knowledge and skills needed to practice as a nurse administrator in healthcare settings. The program includes three theory courses and two practicums for a total of 15 credits. The student will select a healthcare setting and preceptor for the practicums. The same facility will used as the site for both practicums.

Nursing Administration Certificate Program Competencies

On completion of the Nursing Administration Certificate Program the graduate will be able to:

  1. utilize systems thinking to lead and manage complex healthcare organizations
  2. provide leadership in the professional design of nursing care grounded in ethical, multicultural, and professional standards and healthcare policy
  3. utilize financial, material, human, and environmental resources to benefit nursing divisions in complex healthcare organizations
  4. use information management systems to facilitate organizational decision making
  5. demonstrate communication skills and relationship building competencies to support organizational goals
  6. demonstrate leadership in the professional community
  7. integrate best evidence to provide quality nursing care and promote improvement in healthcare outcomes
  8. use an interdisciplinary approach to execute nursing administration practice
Specialty Courses Credits
Nursing Administration: Standards & Structures (NUR-632) 3
Nursing Administration: Executive Managerial Process (NUR-702) 3
Nursing Administration: Resource Acquisition & Management (NUR-712) 3
Nursing Administration: Seminar & Role Practicum (NUR-722)* 3
Nursing Administration: Seminar & Process Practicum (NUR-732)* 3
Total 15 credits

*Note: Completion of 150 on-ground, supervised hours is required in each Practicum course. Application for Practicum placement submitted six months in advance. The Practicums must be taken consecutively at the same facility.