Post Master’s Nurse Administrator Certificate

The Nurse Administrator post-master's certificate is designed to provide master's-prepared registered nurses with advanced knowledge related to the scope of practice for nurse administrators.

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Program Highlights:

  • 15 credit post masters certificate
  • Courses are offered as a hybrid model: a combination of on-line and face to face meetings
  • Courses held in the evening and on Saturday on the Beverly campus
  • 144 hour internship experience in area of concentration
  • Internships arranged through collaboration with course faculty
  • Affordable tuition – no hidden fees 

The courses within the certificate program emphasize the professional role of the administrator, leadership roles, interpersonal and communication skills, diversity, critical thinking, the application of ethical, legal and professional standards of practice, and the evaluation of forces within the health care delivery institutions impacting the professional role of the nurse administrator.

The nurse administrator certificate is designed to prepare nurses to assume managerial roles in diverse settings; hospitals, long term care facilities, community service agencies, ambulatory care facilities, governmental agencies and corporations.
The curriculum content and processes are consistent with the American Nurses Association (2009) Scope and Standards for Nurse Administrators. The courses focus on developing core knowledge related to the domains of practice such as: delivery of care; legal, regulatory and ethical issues; healthcare economics; health care environment; and professional practice. Students use their organizational, analytic, strategic planning, financial, human resources, and evaluation skills in the role of a nurse leader. The nurse administrator courses focus on organizational and leadership theories, regulatory standards, risk management, quality assurance, strategic planning and concepts of human resource management. The internship in Nurse Administrator course provides the experiential 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 that meets course and personal objectives.

 

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Core Courses

NUR 551 - Comprehensive Assessment and Clinical Diagnostic Decision Making   Credits: 3

This course provides the student with knowledge and experience in advanced health assessment with a strong theoretical foundation for wellness, health promotion, disease prevention, and maintenance of function across the lifespan. A major focus is on the comprehensive and holistic assessment for the identification of symptom/health problem assessment to select and interpret screening and diagnostic tests in order to formulate a differential diagnosis. The emphasis is on theories and research to promote and preserve wellness lifestyles with a focus on community-based family health care using epidemiological principles, disease risk appraisal and reduction, and other tools. Roles in advanced nursing practice as they relate to the health of diverse individuals, families and communities are identified and explored.

NUR 552 - Pathophysiology of Human Disease for Advanced Nursing Practice Credits: 2

This course provides an advanced understanding of concepts in human physiology and pathophysiology as a foundation for the advanced practice nursing role. The focus of this course is on current principles, theories, and research related to pathophysiology systems alterations across the lifespan.

NUR 553 - Diagnostic Decision Making  Credits: 1

The course provides the student with knowledge and experience in diagnostic decision making. A major focus is on identification of symptoms and health problems in order to select and interpret screening and diagnostic tests in order to formulate a differential diagnosis. The student will utilize their knowledge from health assessment, pharmacology  and pathophysiology to formulate a diagnosis as well as begin to develop a plan for the patient across the lifespan.

NUR 562 - Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics for Family Nurse Practitioner   Credits: 3

This course will provide the pharmacological foundation for appropriate utilization of pharmacotherapeutics across the life cycle. Specifically, the course provides knowledge and skills to assess, diagnose, and treat common health conditions across the population from pediatrics to geriatrics. Emphasis is on safe, cost effective, evidenced based prescriptive practice. The necessity of individualized patient decision-making based on holistic care, co-morbidities, economic, and cultural diversity is stressed.

NUR 563 - Family Nurse Practitioner I: Seminar and Practicum for Care of Women, Children, & Adolescent  Credits: 3

This course will provide a clinical and theoretical foundation to prepare the learner for the family nurse practitioner role. The result will be demonstrated competence in the Family Nurse Practitioner role to meet current and emerging health needs of Women, Children, and Adolescents across the life cycle living with or dying from either acute or progressive chronic illness.

NUR 564 - Family Nurse Practitioner II: Seminar and Practicum of Adult and Geriatrics  Credits: 3

This course will provide a clinical and theoretical foundation to prepare the learner for the family nurse practitioner role. The result will be demonstrated competence in the Family Nurse Practitioner role to meet current and emerging health needs of Adult and Geriatric patients across the life cycle living with or dying from either progressive chronic illness or from a serious, life-threatening.

 

 

Admission Requirements

  • Demonstrate a repertoire of skills and strategies for a nurse's role as an effective leader within an organization.
  • Synthesize nursing knowledge and experience with 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 interconnectedness to the human and global community that will enhance provision of care among diverse ethnic and cultural populations.
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