Graduate Certificate in Nursing Administration
Thomas Edison State University

Program Details

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.

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

  • utilize systems thinking to lead and manage complex healthcare organizations
  • provide leadership in the professional design of nursing care grounded in ethical, multicultural, and professional standards and healthcare policy
  • utilize financial, material, human, and environmental resources to benefit nursing divisions in complex healthcare organizations
  • use information management systems to facilitate organizational decision making
  • demonstrate communication skills and relationship building competencies to support organizational goals
  • demonstrate leadership in the professional community
  • integrate best evidence to provide quality nursing care and promote improvement in healthcare outcomes
  • use an interdisciplinary approach to execute nursing administration practice

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School Accreditation & Licensing

Thomas Edison State University 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)

Applicaton Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • Applicants must have earned a MSN degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Relevance of work experience and career objectives to the program objectives. Two years of work experience is recommended.
  • Have a current RN license valid in the United States