Certificate of Graduate Studies in Nursing Administration
University of South Carolina-Columbia

Program Details

Nurses with a MSN degree can gain an additional certification in Nursing Administration with this online Certificate of Graduate Studies. The program prepares nurses to serve as key leaders within healthcare organizations. The curriculum is designed to be completed within one year, either full-time or part-time. Coursework for this online Nursing Administration degree is supplemented by precepted leadership experiences in clinical or other healthcare organization settings in the student’s local area. 

Classes cover a range of topics, including:

  • Clinical application of population analysis
  • Financing healthcare
  • Facilitative, coordinating, and integrative processes in nursing administration
  • Conceptual basis of health systems

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of South Carolina-Columbia is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

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

Additional Info

  • Must have a BSN and MSN from a nationally accredited program and evidence of credentialing within the applicant's specialty
  • Must have unencumbered, active RN license in the state where clinical experiences will occur

Restricted States

Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, US Territories, International