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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. 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.

The online Nurse Administrator Post-Master’s Certificate program can be completed in two semesters.

The total tuition for the online Nurse Administrator Post-Master’s Certificate program is estimated $6,292, before additional fees.

Yes, the online Nurse Administrator Post-Master’s Certificate program is accredited by CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education). As a voluntary, self-regulatory process, CCNE accreditation supports and encourages continuing self-assessment by nursing programs and supports continuing growth and improvement of collegiate professional education and nurse residency programs.

There are three courses in the online Nurse Administrator Post-Master’s Certificate program. You will study leadership principles and practices, plus financial management for nurse leaders. You will complete 225 practicum hours in the nurse administrator residency. Read more about the online Nurse Administrator Post-Master’s Certificate program.

Yes. You must complete 225 practicum hours in the nurse administrator residency. Read more about the online Nurse Administrator Post-Master’s Certificate program.

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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.