Nursing Administration Certificate
The School of Nursing offers a Post-Master’s Nursing Administration certificate. This program is designed for individuals who have already earned a MSN degree and who are interested in managing health care personnel and business operations typically found in a hospital or large service provider setting.
The didactic content is completely online. Students will gain a strong foundation in complex systems, organizational theory, financial management and leadership practice. Students will also complete clinical/practicum hours in middle management nursing roles and with high level nurse executives.
The program is flexible to meet the needs of practicing nurses.
Students who have received a M.S.N. are eligible to apply for a Post-Master’s Certificate. Post-Masters Certificates are available in Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Administration, and Nursing Education. A post-master’s applicant must have a minimum of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the Master’s degree. The Bachelor’s degree GPA will also be considered. Post Master’s students choosing the FNP option will be required to provide proof of completion of Advanced Pathophysiology (3 credit hours), Advanced Pharmacology (3 credit hours), and Advanced Physical Assessment (3/1 credit hours). If the student has not successfully completed the required courses, or the courses taken are not comparable to those required by the MSN program at APSU, the student will be required to complete those before beginning the clinical components of the curriculum.