Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Administration Online

Prepare to be a nurse leader in a highly complex and dynamic healthcare setting. Build on your nursing experience with key insights into business, finance and administration.

Apply by: 7/19/24
Start class: 8/19/24
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Program Overview

Gain insights into our online Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Administration

Develop the business skills and principles you need for leadership and management roles in healthcare with a Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Administration from UTA. In this 100% online program, you will learn financial management and budgeting, theory and application of organizational behavior, and the administrative aspects of the healthcare field.

Designed for MSN-prepared nurses, this accelerated program can prepare you for career opportunities such as Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), Nurse Administrator, Program Administrator or Director of Case Management. Taught by same faculty who teach on campus, this online program offers multiple start dates and pay-as-you-go tuition—and can be completed quickly.

The Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Administration program builds on a foundation of undergraduate nursing education and practical experience. Our graduates develop advanced knowledge and abilities to function in leadership and management roles in the constantly changing healthcare environment.

This program provides a background to:

  • Facilitate a successful career in nursing administration as a front-line or mid-level leader and manager
  • Apply knowledge and abilities acquired through course content in a workplace environment inclusive of nursing theory, research, evidence-based practice, nursing informatics, management, leadership, financial management, nursing operations, roles and functions of the nurse administrator and healthcare policy
  • Support knowledge requirements of students qualified to apply for national certification exams in nursing leadership and nursing administration offered by ANCC and AONL
  • Academic progression to doctoral PhD or DNP programs

Prepare for career opportunities such as:

  • Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)
  • Nurse Administrator
  • Program Administrator
  • Director of Case Management
  • Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)
  • Nurse Administrator
  • Program Administrator
  • Director of Case Management

State Authorization

Residents of certain states may not be eligible to enroll in all UTA accelerated online programs. See program map for details. Currently enrolled students who reside in ineligible states will need approval to continue uninterrupted in their programs in accordance with applicable state laws. Approval is not guaranteed.

Also available:

UTA offers a wide variety of nursing programs online. Check out all of our online nursing programs.

Total Tuition $5,933.28
Duration As few as 7 months
Credit Hours 12
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Pay affordable tuition at UTA

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing students with a quality, affordable education. That's why this online program offers pay-by-the course options.

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Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $5,933.28
Per Credit Hour $494.44


Know when to apply, when classes start, when tuition is due

The Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Administration online program offers multiple start dates to accommodate your professional and personal schedule.

8-week coursesProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment Due
Summer I5/20/244/19/244/19/245/15/245/17/24
Summer II7/1/245/31/245/31/246/26/246/28/24
Fall I8/19/247/19/247/19/248/14/248/16/24
Fall II9/30/248/30/248/30/249/25/249/27/24
Fall III11/4/2410/4/2410/4/2410/30/2411/1/24

Now enrolling:

Apply Date 7/19/24
Class Starts 8/19/24

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Are you ready to apply? Check our admission requirements first

The College of Nursing and Health Innovation admission process is the first step toward changing your life and enriching the lives of others. Familiarize yourself with these admission requirements, along with information on required documentation.

Admission Requirements

  • Online application
  • Official transcripts
  • Active RN license
  • 2 Years Experience

Online Admission Requirements

  • MSN from an NLNAC- or CCNE-accredited program
  • An active/unencumbered RN license
  • Two years of experience as a registered nurse
  • Undergraduate (basic) statistics course with a minimum grade of "C"
  • 3.0 GPA in MSN degree program
  • International students:
    • Must have two years clinical experience in a U.S. (or equivalent) healthcare system
    • Must have a TSE score of 40 or higher. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam is required if the applicant's native or first language is not English and if he or she does not hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. institution. TOEFL score requirement: minimum of 550 on paper-based test, 213 on computer-based test or 79 on the internet-based test, plus achieve the following minimum scores for subtests: Writing, 22; Speaking, 21; Reading, 20; and Listening, 16; or IELTS minimum score of 7.0.

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Read about our online Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Administration courses

This Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Administration online program is individually created based on a gap analysis of each student's MSN transcript and experience. A gap analysis is a process that evaluates your current academic career versus what you need to be eligible for certification in your new area of study. You may need more than the minimum number of courses listed, or you may need less than the number of courses listed. Some courses listed may be waived based on the gap analysis.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focus on application of computer technology that supports the dissemination of health care data, information and knowledge.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Considers development of management and organizational theories as applied to health care organizations and their environment.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examine and implement administrative and managerial roles in health care organizations.
Duration: 10 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Synthesize management, organizational, and leadership concepts and theories in selected health care settings.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Analyze and apply financial management concepts to financial planning, budgeting, and reimbursement systems in health care.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examine strategic planning for healthcare systems.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Analyze leadership strategies in current and predicted health care systems including dimensions of workforce and workplace issues, leadership, and evidenced-based decision-making.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Analyze historical, current, and predicted national, state, and local healthcare policy processes.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides students with the basic knowledge and skills to effectively use biostatistics in different research design and data analysis, and to understand articles in related professional journals.

Additional Information

To see which courses are going to be offered on each start date, download the course schedule.

*Per-course tuition based on 3 credit-hour courses.

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