More about the Nursing Leadership Advanced Certificate

Completion of this program may be applied to either a Master's in Nursing Leadership in Healthcare Systems or a Master of Business Administration. This program can be completed on a full- or part-time basis is offered online in an asynchronous format to accommodate working nurses.

Admissions Requirements

Before you can apply, you must have:

  • The equivalent of a Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) degree (3.0 GPA preferred)
  • An unencumbered U.S. RN license

To apply, you must submit:

  • Online application and $75 fee
  • Copies of transcripts from all colleges ever attended
  • Resume/curriculum vitae
  • 1 letter of reference

Additional requirements specific to each program may need to be met should the student wish to continue on to enroll in a Master’s program in Nursing or in Management.


Course Title  Credits
MGB 601 - Behavioral & Organizational Concepts for Management
NGC 634 - Organization and Leadership Concepts in Health Care
NGC 632 - Interpreting Health Policy 3
NGC 502 - Applied Informatics to Evaluate Health Care Outcomes 3
NLH 639 - Planning, Management & Financial Forecasting of Health Care Systems 3
MGH 644 - New Models in Health Care Delivery 3
 Total Credits 15

Program Outcomes

  1. Identify financial, human capital and material resources within a quality improvement framework to improve patient outcomes.
  2. Describe ethical, political, economic, legal and regulatory issues that impact health care delivery.
  3. Differentiate leadership and management theories and practices to the design and implementation of services in a health care setting.
  4. Employ research findings and evidence-based strategies to optimize nursing care delivery in clinical settings.
  5. Integrate knowledge of organizations, fiscal and human resources to facilitate the delivery of quality, cost-effective health care.
  6. Review advanced information technology resources as strategies to improve clinical practice, education and research.
  7. Illustrate organizational and systems leadership.

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