Nursing Administrator Certificate (Post-Master's)

  • Program Overview

    The nurse administrator certificate prepares you for a managerial role in hospitals, long-term care facilities, community service agencies, ambulatory care facilities, governmental agencies, and corporations.

    In the nurse administrator certificate program, you will develop your organizational, analytic, strategic planning, financial, human resources, and evaluation skills in the role of a nurse leader. Coursework focuses on developing core knowledge related to the domains of practice such as: delivery of care; legal, regulatory and ethical issues; health care economics; health care environment; and professional practice. The nurse administrator courses focus on organizational and leadership theories, regulatory standards, risk management, quality assurance, strategic planning, and concepts of human resource management. Courses are offered in a hybrid model: a combination of online and face-to-face meetings, held in the evening and on Saturday on the Beverly campus.

    The nurse administrator internship course provides the opportunity to integrate knowledge and skills learned in theory courses into the real world setting. Internship placements are arranged individually through the School of Nursing. Experiences are selected with the student to meet course and personal objectives in academia and in organizations.

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  • Curriculum

    Program of Study

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the program, students will:

    • Demonstrate a repertoire of skills and strategies for a nurse's role as an effective leader within an organization
    • Synthesize nursing knowledge and experience within a conceptual framework for advanced nursing practice
    • Function as a nurse leader in the conduct and application of research
    • Collaborate and communicate to establish and maintain a professional work environment
    • Engage in continuous life-long learning and scholarship
    • Integrate ethical, legal and professional standards of practice from the perspective of a nursing role specialty
    • Foster sensitivity to the individual's connectedness to the human and global community that will enhance the provision of care among diverse ethnic and cultural populations

    Required Curriculum: Nurse Administrator Certificate

    Four-Course Sequence of Classes

    NUR 510 - Organization and Structure of Nursing Leadership
    NUR 526 - Nurse as the Administrator
    NUR 532 - Administration: Practice and Quality Outcomes
    NUR 582 - Internship in Administrator Role

    Total - 15 credits

    Required Curriculum: Nurse Educator Certificate

    Four-Course Sequence of Classes

    NUR 505 - Curriculum Design, Course Development, and Program Evaluation
    NUR 509 - Internship in Educator Role
    NUR 561 - Nurse as the Educator
    NUR 565 - Teaching Methods: Principles of Teaching

    Total - 15 credits

    Required Curriculum: Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate

    NUR 550 - Pathophysiology of Human Disease for Advanced Nursing Practice
    NUR 551 - Comprehensive Health Assessment and Clinical Diagnostic Decision Making
    NUR 563 - Family Nurse Practitioner I: Seminar and Practicum for Care of Women, Children, & Adolescents
    NUR 564 - Family Nurse Practitioner II: Seminar and Practicum For Care of Adult and Geriatrics
    NUR 562 - Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics for Family Nurse Practitioner

    Total - 15 credits

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  • Internships and Careers

    An education from the Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Endicott College means you'll have access to premiere career resources—long after you graduate.

    Whether you're finishing your undergraduate study, adding new credentials, or working toward a new career path, you'll find resources through our Internship and Career Center to help you get where you want to go. From career advising to resume support, we're here to prepare you for your next step.

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The Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326. Phone (404) 975-5000 and Fax (404) 975-5020.