The Post-MSN Nurse Administrator Certificate program concentrates on developing knowledge and skills critical to be effective managers and patient advocates, especially as health systems face resource constraints and changes in both health care policy and patient care delivery.
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Program Location

This program is available to those already holding a MSN, DNP, or PhD or currently enrolled in a MSN program at NDMU. 

Student Outcomes

As a student in this program, you will be able to:

  1. Explore the role of nurse administrator through a caring science lens.
  2. Develop knowledge and skills required to create effective collaborative systems of healthcare delivery to optimize patient outcomes.
  3. Analyze research, policy, legal, and ethical problems, dynamics of finance, strategic planning, and marketing.
  4. Complete a mentored practicum experience designed to implement innovations that address quality and safe patient care, change management, decision - making, and healthy work environments.

Required Courses

NUR 516C- Nursing Administrative Theory and Practice (3)
NUR 620C - Leadership and Administration in Nursing Seminar and Practicum (3)
BUS 521 - Health Care Economics (3)

Choose one of the following:

NUR 518 - Health Policy (3)
BUS 522 - Essentials of Healthcare Financing (3)
BUS 523 - The Business of Healthcare (3)

Total Credits: 12


This 12 credit Post-MSN Certificate in Nursing Administration program is available to students already holding a MSN, DNP, or PhD or currently enrolled in a MSN program at NDMU.

What to Expect Studying at Notre Dame of Maryland University

Small class sizes, cohorts, and personal attention provide a supportive learning environment while practica and study abroad experiences provide opportunities for enacting leadership in administration excellence.