Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Administration


Degrees offered



Main Campus

The Post-MSN Nurse Administration Certificate program concentrates on developing knowledge and skills critical to be effective managers and patient advocates, especially as health systems face resource constraints and changes in both health care policy and patient care delivery.

Student Outcomes

As a student in this program, you will be able to:

  1. Explore the role of nurse administrator through a caring science lens.
  2. Develop knowledge and skills required to create effective collaborative systems of healthcare delivery to optimize patient outcomes.
  3. Analyze research, policy, legal, and ethical problems, dynamics of finance, strategic planning, and marketing.
  4. Complete a mentored practicum experience designed to implement innovations that address quality and safe patient care, change management, decision - making, and healthy work environments.


Required Courses

NUR-517 Nursing Administrative Theory and Practice (3)
NUR-620 Leadership and Administration in Nursing Seminar and Practicum (3)
BUS-521 Health Care Economics (3)

Choose one of the following:

NUR-518 Health Policy (3)
BUS-522 Essentials of Healthcare Financing (3)
BUS-523 The Business of Healthcare (3)

Total Credits: 12


This 12 credit Post-MSN Certificate in Nursing Administration program is available to students already holding a MSN, DNP, or PhD or currently enrolled in a MSN program at NDMU.