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Degrees and Requirements

Nursing Administration Post Master's Certificate

Post Master's Certificate: Nursing Administration Admission Criteria:

  • Master of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited program?
  • GPA of 3.0 or better from Master's program?

To successfully complete the Post Masters Certificate in Nursing Administration, the following coursework is required:

  • 15 credits in Nursing Administration

Summary of Requirements

Nursing Administration Required Courses: 15 credits

  • NURG5008
    ROLE DEVELOPMENT FOR NURSING MANAGEMENT AND EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

    NURG5008
    ROLE DEVELOPMENT FOR NURSING MANAGEMENT AND EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course is designed to introduce the student to contemporary leadership theories with a focus on transformational leadership. Theories that impact nursing administrators such as change, complexity science, and complex adaptive systems, are explored. Key concepts presented in this course include emotional intelligence, evidenced based management practice, strategic planning and visioning, evidence based innovation, and the American Organization of Nurse Executive’s (AONE) competencies. These theories and concepts provide the student an opportunity to reflect on their own leadership strengths and weaknesses and create a professional leadership development plan which will guide their progress throughout this program. |

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  • NURG5010
    FINANCIAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

    NURG5010
    FINANCIAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the environment and financing of the health care system. Complex health care systems and their impact on the financial picture of the organization is explored. Students develop the knowledge and skills necessary for effective participation in financial management related to strategic planning including program budget planning and development as it relates to traditional and non-traditional health care systems. |

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  • NURG5014
    NURSING ADMINISTRATION: SEMINAR AND PRACTICUM I

    NURG5014
    NURSING ADMINISTRATION: SEMINAR AND PRACTICUM I

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course provides an opportunity for students to apply leadership and management concepts in a healthcare delivery environment through collaboration and guidance of a nursing administrator. The course emphasizes opportunities to analyze concepts of organizational culture, leadership/management skill sets, and competencies needed to implement and sustain change on organizations. This course examines the evaluation of organizational outcomes, strategic planning, goal setting in organizations, and allocation of financial resources; as well as use of computer technology in healthcare systems and in nursing administration. This course requires 60 practicum hours and 30 seminar hours.|

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  • NURG5018
    CREATING A PROFESSIONAL WORK ENVIRONMENT

    NURG5018
    CREATING A PROFESSIONAL WORK ENVIRONMENT

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course will assist the student in developing leadership knowledge and skills necessary to create a professional work environment. Current theories, standards and regulations regarding healthy work environments will be explored. Key topics include organizational culture, structural empowerment, Magnet tenets, staffing, and effective care delivery models. Human resource management principles such as selection, performance appraisal, and workplace violence and incivility are studied within the framework of creating an environment of professional practice. |

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  • NURG5022
    NURSING ADMINISTRATION: SEMINAR AND PRACTICUM II

    NURG5022
    NURSING ADMINISTRATION: SEMINAR AND PRACTICUM II

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course focuses on the synthesis of knowledge, skills and critical systems thinking developed through the core content courses of the nursing administration program. Within the practicum experience, students enact leadership roles to expand, enhance, and optimize positive outcomes at the micro or macro- system level. The course requires 60 practicum hours and 30 hours of seminar. |

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