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Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Administration Online

Prepare to be a nurse leader in a highly complex and dynamic healthcare setting.

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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.

Why Choose UTA Online:

tuition money icon $5,933.281 Total Tuition
academic calendar program duration icon As few as 7 months Program Duration
credit hours clock icon As few as 12 Credit Hours
tuition money icon $5,933.281 Total Tuition
academic calendar program duration icon As few as 7 months Program Duration
credit hours clock icon As few 12 Credit Hours

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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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 in as few as seven months.

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

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

Pay affordable tuition as under $6,000 at UTA

We understand that it can be difficult to manage work, classes, life and finances. That’s why UTA offers an affordable online education with pay-by-the course options.

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$5,933.281 Total Tuition
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$1,483.32 Per Course*
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$494.44 Per Credit Hour

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Additional Tuition Information

All degrees are subject to application fees and graduation fees. Additional fees may apply.

For more information regarding your application fee and tuition, including our Tuition Guarantee, Refund, Cancellation for Non-Payment and/or Reactivation/Readmission policies, please visit our Tuition Policy page.

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Calendar

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Our Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Administration online program offers multiple start dates and is ideal for students who seek to balance jobs, families, education and social lives.

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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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  • 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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Courses

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.

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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.

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

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