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Online Nurse Administrator Post-Master’s Certificate (MSN)

Program Overview

Become an Effective Group Leader.

Gain the additional knowledge necessary to effectively manage personnel or groups and function as a member of an interdisciplinary executive-level team.

Gain the additional knowledge necessary to effectively manage personnel or groups and function as a member of an interdisciplinary executive-level team.

Program Highlights

2

semesters to complete (average)

11

total credit hours

$572

per credit hour

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Become a Nursing Leader

The MSN post-master’s certificates from Queens University of Charlotte were designed for nurses who hold an MSN or Master of Nursing degree and desire to expand career opportunities. In the Nurse Administrator post-master’s certificate program, you will enhance administrative skills and prepare to function as a member of an interdisciplinary executive-level team.

You will benefit from 100 percent online instruction from faculty with hands-on experience in the field, and affordable tuition. Choose to study part-time or full-time and complete your certificate in two semesters.

Career Outlook: Develop Your Administrative Skillset

Those who already earned an MSN or Master of Nursing degree can complete this certificate to open the door to new career opportunities.

The Nurse Administrator post-master’s certification from Queens broadens your career opportunities by honing your ability to lead a team.

Clinical Nurse Manager:

$82,235/YEAR

As a clinical nurse manager, you would coordinate nurses, work with hospital administration and implement new policies. The top 10 percent of clinical nurse managers earn more than $113,000 annually.1

Director of Nursing:

$88,848/YEAR

As a director of nursing, you would oversee nursing staff and coordinate patient services to optimize patient safety and outcomes. The top 10 percent of nursing directors earn more than $127,000 annually.2

Other titles you may qualify for:

  • Director of clinical operations
  • Assistant director of nursing
  • Specialty clinic director
  • Vice president of clinical operations
  • Nurse executive

Curriculum

Those who already earned an MSN or Master of Nursing degree can complete this certificate to open the door to new career opportunities.

The curriculum consists of 11 credit hours*. You will study leadership principles and practices, plus financial management for nurse leaders. Then, you will complete 225 practicum hours in your nurse administrator residency.

Nurse Administrator Post-Master’s Certificate (11 credit hours)

  • NUR 661 Leadership Principles and Practices – 3 credit hours
  • NUR 662 Financial Management for Nurse Leaders – 3 credit hours
  • NUR 667 Nurse Administrator Residency – 5 credit hours

*Students who complete the integrated Nurse Administrator or Nurse Educator track and seek the alternate certificate are only required to take the additional 5-hour residency course.

Course Spotlight: NUR 661 Leadership Principles and Practices

This course examines advanced concepts of administrative roles and functions in organizations. Prerequisite: Completion of core courses.

Course Spotlight: NUR 662 Financial Management for Nurse Leaders

This course prepares you to apply essentials of financial management to nursing leadership roles in varied systems. Prerequisite: NUR 661.

Admission Requirements

To apply for the online Nurse Administration Post-Master’s Certificate from Queens, you’ll need:

Tuition Details

This 11 credit hour certificate costs $572 per credit hour, plus a $35 clinical fee per semester. We are driven to offer you affordable rates and transparency on what you can expect to pay, so you can more easily accelerate your career.

Frequently Asked Questions

As you explore Queens’ Post-Master’s Certificates, our dedicated staff is here to ensure your decision-making is stress-free and enjoyable. If you have a question not covered here, request more information or call 866-313-2356.

You must hold an MSN or Master of Nursing degree from Queens or another university to be admitted for an MSN post-master’s certificate. You must also hold a current, unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse in the state in which you will complete any practicum requirements of the program.

The Nursing Administration or Nurse Educator post-master’s certificates can be completed in two semesters. The Clinical Nurse Leader and Nursing Informatics post-master’s certificates can be completed in three semesters.

With a Nursing Administration post-master’s certificate, you could work as a clinical nurse manager, nursing director, assistant director of nursing, specialty clinic director, vice president of clinical operations or nurse executive. The Clinical Nurse Leader post-master’s certificate could lead to a position as a clinical nurse leader, clinical case manager, nurse navigator, clinical nurse coordinator, quality care coordinator or clinical program coordinator. A Nurse Educator post-master’s certificate gives you the experience to work as a nurse educator, nursing instructor, clinical nurse educator, clinical education specialist, program coordinator, orientation specialist, professional development specialist and clinical practice and education specialist. The Nursing Informatics post-master’s certificate could lead to work as a clinical informatics nurse, clinical information specialist, clinical terminology, nursing informatics analyst or information practice specialist.

Each post-master’s certificate program has course requirements. The Nurse Administrator and Nurse Educator post-master’s certificates require 11 credit hours. The Clinical Nurse leader post-master’s certificate and Nursing Informatics post-master’s certificate requires 17 credit hours. Each certificate includes residency with clinical hours.

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Sources:

  1. PayScale (Feb. 29, 2020). Average Clinical Nurse Manager Salary. Retrieved March 16, 2020 from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Clinical_Nurse_Manager/Salary.
  2. PayScale (Feb. 29, 2020). Average Nursing Director Salary. Retrieved March 16, 2020 from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Nursing_Director/Salary.