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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

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:

icon $5,933.28 Total Tuition
icon As few as 7 months Program Duration
icon 12 Credit Hours
icon $5,933.28 Total Tuition
icon As few as 7 months Program Duration
icon 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 may continue in their program without interruption.

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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.

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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.

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

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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
11/4/2019 10/4/2019 10/4/2019 10/30/2019 11/1/2019 Fall
1/13/2020 12/13/2019 12/13/2019 1/8/2020 1/10/2020 Spring
2/24/2020 1/24/2020 1/24/2020 2/19/2020 2/21/2020 Spring
4/6/2020 3/6/2020 3/6/2020 4/1/2020 4/3/2020 Spring
5/18/2020 4/17/2020 4/17/2020 5/13/2020 5/15/2020 Summer
6/29/2020 5/29/2020 5/29/2020 6/24/2020 6/26/2020 Summer
8/17/2020 7/17/2020 7/17/2020 8/12/2020 8/14/2020 Fall
9/21/2020 8/21/2020 8/21/2020 9/16/2020 9/18/2020 Fall
11/2/2020 10/2/2020 10/2/2020 10/28/2020 10/30/2020 Fall

Ready to take the next step toward earning your degree online from UTA?


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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icon Active RN License
icon 2 Years Experience
icon Online Application
icon Official Transcripts
icon Active RN License
icon 2 Years Experience

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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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In order to earn your Post-Master’s 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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