Admission Requirements, Programs Outcomes and Required Courses – Post Masters Certificate: Nursing Administration

Admission Requirements
  • Completed admissions application
  • Master of Science in Nursing from a program accredited by a national accreditation agency and approved by the Board of Nursing with a 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Official transcripts of past collegiate work including post-baccalaureate work
  • Licensure as a registered professional nurse in New Jersey
  • Two professional and/or academic references
  • Successful completion of an undergraduate course in Statistics
  • Successful completion of a graduate course in Nursing Research
  • Personal statement

Visit the graduate catalog for additional admissions criteria.

Program Outcomes – Post Masters Certificate: Nursing Administration
Upon completion of the Post Masters Certificate in Nursing Administration Program, graduates will:
  • Integrate nursing science, biophysical sciences, and psychosocial sciences into the planning and delivery of patient-centered and population-focused care.
  • Assume a leadership role in effectively initiating innovations in safety and quality improvement.
  • Synthesize quality and safety evidence to promote an interprofessional culture of excellence.
  • Critically evaluate evidence from the literature for translation into diverse practice settings.
  • Integrate current and emerging technologies into quality improvement strategies to optimize health outcomes.
  • Implement health policy initiatives, which focus on clinical prevention and optimal health for vulnerable populations while advocating for social justice, equity, and ethical polices in health care.
  • Utilize collaborative strategies within the interprofessional healthcare team to improve patient and population health outcomes.
  • Implement patient-centered and population-focused clinical prevention strategies to improve health outcomes.
  • Apply advanced knowledge to the design, implementation, and evaluation of patient-centered and population-focused care.
  • Act with ethical comportment in all aspects of advanced nursing practice.
24 CREDITS – each course is 3 credits
  • NURS 600: Scientific Underpinnings of Practice
  • NURS 610: Transformational Leadership
  • NURS 620: Critique of Quality and Safety Practices
  • CS 630: Information Systems/Technology and Management of Data
  • NURS 631: Healthcare Finance: Concepts and Issues
  • NURS 641: Population Health Management
  • NURS 650: Strategic Planning and Project Management
  • NURS 646: Health Systems Leadership Seminar

Please note: Course offerings are subject to change.