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Graduate Certificate – Nurse Administrator  Online

Graduate Certificate – Nurse Administrator Online


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.

icon $4,755 Total Tuition
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icon 15 Credit Hours
icon $4,755 Total Tuition
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icon 15 Credit Hours

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).

The online nursing programs at Arkansas State University, located in Jonesboro, AR, are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Contact ACEN by mail at 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, by phone at 404-975-5000 or visit acenursing.org.

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

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

Projected Job Growth:

According to Burning Glass, the employment outlook for healthcare administrators is slated to grow almost 14% over the next 10 years in the Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi region.

A-State is ranked #6

among the “Top 10 Best Colleges in Arkansas” by Collegechoice.net, 2020

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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.

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Total Tuition $4,755
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Tuition Per Credit Hour $317
Per Credit Hour Per 3 HR. Course
U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total
$277.00 $40.00 $317.00 $831.00 $120.00 $951.00

A-State is Top Ranked

A-State ranks in the top half of universities on U.S. News & World Report’s "Top Public Schools, National Universities" for 2022.

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.

Next Start & Application Due Dates:

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Term Length Course Begin Course End Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Day to Withdraw
Summer 2022 7 wk 05/09/2022 06/24/2022 04/25/2022 04/29/2022 05/05/2022 05/06/2022 06/10/2022
Fall 2022 7 wk 08/23/2022 10/07/2022 08/08/2022 08/12/2022 08/18/2022 08/19/2022 09/24/2022
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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.

  • 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

Additional Information

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

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:

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

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.

HP 5113: Leadership in Health Professions

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 healthcare setting.

HP 6323: Healthcare Law and Quality Improvement

Duration: 7 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.

NURS 6353: Budgeting and Financial Management

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 healthcare delivery. Emphasis is on financial planning, budgeting, and reimbursement. Nursing administration students must take prior to enrollment in first clinical course.

NURS 6762: Applied Clinical Research and Role Seminar

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Culminating course for analysis of clinical outcomes in the nursing administration or nurse educator options. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 687V.

NURS 687V: Healthcare Management Seminar

Duration: 14 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 healthcare. Students focus on synthesizing theories, models, techniques and strategies to solve multifaceted problems in healthcare. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 6762.

This capstone course in healthcare management utilizes management and leadership skills to develop practical, successful, and innovative solutions for problems in healthcare. Students focus on synthesizing theories, models, techniques and strategies to solve multifaceted problems in healthcare. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 6762.

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