Post Master’s Certificate in Executive Nurse Leadership & Health Care Management
Duquesne University

Program Details

If you have a master’s degree but want to become an executive nurse leader, in less than a year you can complete the Post Master's Certificate in Executive Nurse Leadership & Health Care Management to meet this goal.  As an online nursing administration degree, this program has the flexibility that allows students to continue working as they study but just because you are not on campus does not mean you will be lacking support.  Duquesne’s program features a faculty mentor program in which each student has the name, number, and email of a campus-based faculty member who will act as your guide.

The curriculum provides the skills you will need to develop a holistic approach to problem solving and adapting to change in health care.  Courses combine healthcare and business, teaching students to collaborate with other health care professionals, analyze data to make data-driven decisions, and promote complex care services to people of all ages as you prepare to take on a leadership position in healthcare.  As you learn ways to improve health care efficiency by bridging the gap between nursing and management, this nursing administration online degree stresses the use of ethical and strategic methods when addressing health care concerns and implementing new strategies. 

Graduates of this program are ready to:

  • Lead, support, and guide nurses 
  • Shape health care systems at the executive level
  • Make decisions that affect the larger health care system
  • Develop interpersonal relationships
  • Collaborate with other health care professionals

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Duquesne University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent