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Graduate Catalog | 2019-2020 
Graduate Catalog | 2019-2020 Previous Edition

Nursing: Nurse Administration, Graduate Certificate

**This is a Distance Education program.**

The Certificate in Nursing Administration is designed for nurses who hold a bachelor’s degree and desire to enhance their administrative skills and advanced practice nurses with master’s degree who desire additional knowledge to be competitive in managing personnel or groups.

The Nursing Administration certificate program of study consists of concentration courses in nursing administration (12 graduate credit hours).  Students complete four specialty courses.  The certificate can be completed in one year through part-time study.

Admission Requirements

  1. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  2. Graduation from a post-secondary level Nursing Program (United States RN Registration not required)
  3. An essay (statement of purpose) in application packet that includes a description of a selected area of specialization in nursing practice
  4. Three letters of professional recommendation
  5. GRE or MAT is not required for certificate program

Certificate Requirements

Additional Requirements

  1. Completion of 12 credit hours of required coursework within five years
  2. Access to a computer with minimum requirements for online courses; current minimum computer hardware specifications are listed by Distance Education online at

Total = 12 Credit Hours

Grade Requirements

Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in their graduate courses and may not accumulate more than two C grades.