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Nurse Administrator

Graduate Credit Certificate Program

Judith Hupcey, Associate Dean of Nursing
College of Nursing
203 Nursing Sciences Building
Univewrsity Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-866-2211

The purpose of the Nurse Administrator graduate credit certificate is to prepare nurses with a baccalaureate or higher degree in Nursing for certification as a nurse administrator. The certificate requires completion of three 3-credit graduate-level nurse administrator didactic courses (9 credits); an optional practicum course (4 credits) is available as well. All courses are delivered using distance technology and are available through the World Campus.

Entrance Requirements:

Applicants must hold a Bachelor's or higher degree in nursing from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or from an officially recognized degree-granting international institution. Applicants must apply for admission to the certificate program via the Graduate School Application for admission. Admission requirements are stated in the GENERAL INFORMATION section of the Graduate Bulletin. International applicants must satisfy the English proficiency requirement. Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions must accompany the application. Prior to an applicant's admission, transcripts are evaluated by the Graduate Admissions Committee to ascertain the applicant's potential for successful completion of the core courses. A recommendation regarding admission is discussed with the Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research prior to making an offer of admission to this certificate program.

REQUIRED COURSES (9-13 credits)
NURS 845(3), NURS 846(3), NURS 847(3), NURS 848(4)

Non-Course Requirements
Applicants must hold a current license to practice professional nursing in the United States or a foreign country.

Effective Semester: Spring 2017
Expiration Semester:  Spring 2022


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