Advanced Certificate in Transformational Leadership in Nursing
SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Program Details

Nurses with a master’s degree can pursue management positions with the Advanced Certificate in Transformational Leadership in Nursing. This online program from SUNY Polytechnic Institute is designed for working nursing professionals, able to be completed on a part-time basis over four semesters and with limited onsite residency requirements.

Coursework prepares students with the leadership skills necessary to transform work environments and ensure quality, cost-effective care within healthcare settings. Graduates are eligible to sit for the Nurse Executive Certification Exam from ANCC. 

Students in this online nursing administration program can expect to study topics including:

  • Human resource management
  • Financial management for healthcare organizations
  • Quality improvement in healthcare
  • Program planning and development
  • Nursing leadership theory for innovative healthcare systems

Learning Pace


% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

SUNY Polytechnic Institute is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

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), Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Includes onsite residency requirements
  • Must have a master's degree in nursing from a CCNE or NLNAC accredited program, and successful completion of an undergraduate statistics course with grade C or better
  • Must have a current, unrestricted, unencumbered Registered Nurse license in your state
  • Provide evidence of at least 2,000 hours of work experience as a Registered Nurse by the first semester