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Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Nursing Administration Online

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Program Overview

Get to know our Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Nursing Administration online program

Prepare for greater administrative responsibilities with a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Nursing Administration from The University of Texas at Arlington. In this 100% online program, you will examine and analyze administrative and managerial roles in healthcare organizations, learn how to apply financial management concepts to financial planning, study leadership strategies in current healthcare systems, and more.

b. This accelerated online nursing program, taught by the same faculty who teach on campus, will equip you with the business skills and principles you need for leadership and management roles in healthcare. Designed for BSN-prepared nurses, the post-baccalaureate program is flexible to fit your working schedule and can be completed in as few as seven months.

Why Choose UTA Online:

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academic calendar program duration icon As few as 7 months Program Duration
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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.

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This accelerated online nursing program, taught by the same faculty who teach on campus, will equip you with the business skills and principles you need for leadership and management roles in healthcare. Designed for BSN-prepared nurses, the post-baccalaureate program is flexible to fit your working schedule and can be completed in as few as seven months.

This Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Nursing Administration program builds on a foundation of undergraduate nursing education and practical experience. 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 skills 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

Career advancements of graduates are individualized, occurring in a multiplicity of environments: acute care, transitional care, long-term care, rehabilitation, outpatient, home health agencies, quality management, managed care organizations, case management, ACOs, governmental agencies, accreditation services, public health departments, independent school districts and as faculty in schools of nursing.

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Tuition

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$5,933.28 Total Tuition
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$1,483.32 Per Course*
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$494.44 Per Credit Hour

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Calendar

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Our Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Nursing Administration online program offers multiple start dates throughout the year.

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

Course Start Application Deadline All Supporting Documents Due Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Session
5/23/2022 4/22/2022 4/22/2022 5/18/2022 5/20/2022 Summer
7/5/2022 6/3/2022 6/3/2022 6/29/2022 7/1/2022 Summer
8/22/2022 7/22/2022 7/22/2022 8/17/2022 8/19/2022 Fall
10/3/2022 9/2/2022 9/2/2022 9/28/2022 9/30/2022 Fall
11/14/2022 10/14/2022 10/14/2022 11/9/2022 11/11/2022 Fall
1/9/2023 12/9/2022 12/9/2022 1/4/2023 1/6/2023 Spring
2/20/2023 1/20/2023 1/20/2023 2/15/2023 2/17/2023 Spring
4/3/2023 3/3/2023 3/3/2023 3/29/2023 3/31/2023 Spring
5/22/2023 4/21/2023 4/21/2023 5/17/2023 5/19/2023 Summer
7/3/2023 6/2/2023 6/2/2023 6/28/2023 6/30/2023 Summer
8/21/2023 7/21/2023 7/21/2023 8/16/2023 8/18/2023 Fall
10/2/2023 9/1/2023 9/1/2023 9/27/2023 9/29/2023 Fall
11/6/2023 10/6/2023 10/6/2023 11/1/2023 11/3/2023 Fall

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Admissions

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

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  • Completion of all prerequisites, including a Bachelor of Science with a major in Nursing from an ACEN- or CCNE-accredited program
  • GRE not required for students with a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Undergraduate (basic) statistics course with a minimum grade of "C"
  • Probationary admission: GRE required for applicants with a 2.8-2.99 GPA with minimum score of 149 on the verbal section, 141 on the quantitative section, or 3.5 on the analytical writing section (best 2 of 3 sections)
  • Applicants must possess an unencumbered RN license. Two years of clinical experience in registered nursing is required
  • 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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Courses

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In order to earn your Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Nursing Administration online, you must complete four courses for a total of 12 credit hours.

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NURSC 5311: Nursing Management in the Healthcare Environment

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Considers development of theories of leadership and organizational behavior as applied to the healthcare arena.

NURSC 5339: Roles and Functions of the Nurse Administrator (90 hours of clinical application required)

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Examine and implement administrative and managerial roles in healthcare organizations.

NURSC 5341: Financial Management in Nursing (45 hours of clinical application required)

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Analyze and apply financial management concepts to financial planning, budgeting, and reimbursement systems in healthcare.

NURSC 5343: Nursing Leadership and Complex Healthcare Systems

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Analyze leadership strategies in current and predicted healthcare systems including dimensions of workforce and workplace issues, leadership, and evidence-based decision making.

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

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