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Graduate Certificate – Nurse Administrator Online


Prepare to advance into an upper-level leadership role while focusing on how to develop practical, successful and innovative solutions for challenges in healthcare.

Next Apply Date: 4/22/24
Next Class Start Date: 5/6/24
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Next Apply Date: 4/22/24
Next Class Start Date: 5/6/24

Program Overview


Take a look at the online nursing administration certificate program

Boost your credentials and prepare for management roles when you complete the Graduate Certificate – Nurse Administrator online program. Whether you’re an MSN-prepared nurse or currently enrolled in an MSN program and want to expand your area of expertise, or you already serve in administration and are ready to move up the ranks, this certificate provides the foundation for your growth.

Coursework is 100% online and enables you to continue working while you study. This certificate program gives you in-depth knowledge of the operations side of a complex healthcare system, including business strategy, human resources, finance, IT and more, empowering you to collaborate confidently with healthcare executives. For the certificate’s capstone, our engaged and accessible faculty will guide you in the creation of a service line for a fictional facility, helping you gain the experience needed to become a stronger advocate for nurses and patients.

Through an in-depth understanding of organizational behavior, data analysis, budgeting and processes, you’ll help medical and administrative teams work together to deliver system-wide quality care and improved medical outcomes. This advanced program prepares you for certification by American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and/or American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE).

In this online nurse administrator certificate program, you will learn how to:

  • Apply effective strategies for leading and communicating with teams
  • Understand the components of budgeting, planning, and reimbursement in the delivery of cost-effective healthcare systems
  • Manage legal exposure through an understanding of the laws and policies that affect healthcare
  • Utilize healthcare informatics to manage and improve healthcare quality services
  • Apply effective strategies for leading and communicating with teams
  • Understand the components of budgeting, planning, and reimbursement in the delivery of cost-effective healthcare systems
  • Manage legal exposure through an understanding of the laws and policies that affect healthcare
  • Utilize healthcare informatics to manage and improve healthcare quality services

Prepare for a variety of healthcare leadership roles, including:

  • Charge Nurse
  • House Supervisor
  • Head Nurse
  • Assistant Director of Nursing
  • Director Of Nursing
  • Nursing Services Leader
  • Nurse Leader
  • Nurse Manager
  • Nurse Executive
  • Clinical Expert Nurse
  • Patient Care Director
  • Charge Nurse
  • House Supervisor
  • Head Nurse
  • Assistant Director of Nursing
  • Director Of Nursing
  • Nursing Services Leader
  • Nurse Leader
  • Nurse Manager
  • Nurse Executive
  • Clinical Expert Nurse
  • Patient Care Director

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Total Tuition: $5,100
Program Duration: 6 months
Credit Hours 15-18

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Tuition


Take advantage of pay-as-you-go tuition that's easy on your budget

Our online nurse administrator certificate program offers the same affordable tuition to all U.S. residents. All fees are included.

Tuition breakdown:

Per Credit Hour: $340
Total Tuition: $5,100

Calendar


Check the schedule for important dates

Ideal for working nurses, Arkansas State online programs are delivered in an accelerated format with multiple start dates each year.

TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Summer 15/6/244/22/244/22/244/25/245/3/246/21/24
Summer 26/24/246/10/246/10/246/13/246/21/248/9/24
Fall 18/20/248/5/248/5/248/8/248/16/2410/4/24
Fall 210/14/249/30/249/30/2410/3/2410/11/2412/6/24

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 4/22/24
Start Class 5/6/24

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Admissions


See the qualifications for admission to the online nurse administrator cert at A-State

We know you’re busy, so we’ve streamlined the A-State admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Students who are interested in the online Graduate Certificate – Nurse Administrator program must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an ACEN- or CCNE-accredited institution. Review full admission requirements below.

Admission Requirements:

  • Online application
  • MSN degree
  • Current unencumbered RN license

  • Complete online application and submit application fee
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an ACEN- or CCNE-accredited program of nursing from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Earned a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from an ACEN- or CCNE-accredited program of nursing from a regionally accredited college or university OR are currently enrolled in an ACEN- or CCNE-accredited MSN program from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Official transcript(s) submitted by the registrar of any college/university you have attended. Official transcripts are sealed transcripts sent from the granting institution.
  • Current unencumbered RN license
  • Satisfactory background check completed through Verified Credentials

Request all official transcripts be sent directly to A-State from all colleges or universities attended. Save time by requesting transcripts be sent electronically.

Submit all documents to:

A-State Online
P.O. Box 2520
State University, AR 72467

Fax: 870-972-3548
Email: [email protected]

For Non-US Postal Mail Overnight Delivery Only:

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c/o Central Receiving
2713 Pawnee St.
Jonesboro, AR 72401

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Courses


Learn about the curriculum for our online nurse admin cert

To finish the Graduate Certificate – Nurse Administrator online program, you must complete a total of 15 credit hours. Required coursework includes five advanced practice courses.

Visit the Course Registration page to view the course schedule for this certificate.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines models of leadership, both historical and contemporary, and how these models can be applied in the health care setting.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Critical analysis of health care issues and policy which influence advanced nursing practice and the health care system.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will provide an understanding of theoretical and practical applications of healthcare economies and incorporate these concepts into nursing practice, nursing leadership and health care delivery. Emphasis is on financial planning, budgeting, and reimbursement. Nursing administration students must take prior to enrollment in first clinical course.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of law and quality improvement in healthcare management that will consider an overview of the role and the primary regulation promulgated by public and private regulators of healthcare; and statistical process controls to improve the quality of healthcare services. Nursing administration students must take prior to enrollment in first clinical course.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This capstone course in healthcare management utilizes management and leadership skills to develop practical, successful, and innovative solutions for problems in health care. Students focus on synthesizing theories, models, techniques and strategies to solve multi faceted problems in health care. Prerequisites: Admission into the Nurse Educator or Nurse Administrator Option-Certificate.

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