Executive Leader Graduate Certificate
Description and Outcomes
If you are a registered nurse interested in expanding your knowledge of nursing administration to better meet the challenges within the health care environment, the Executive Leader Graduate Certificate program could help you pursue your professional goals. This certificate program allows you to build on your master's degree in nursing by completing six courses focused on nursing administration, including practicum and capstone courses.
The Executive Leader Graduate Certificate program is designed to prepare you to pursue managerial positions and leadership roles in hospitals, community health, long-term care facilities, and other health care systems.
The certificate program's curriculum is designed to provide specialized knowledge in the area of nursing administration and could help you prepare to sit for the Nurse Executive or the Nurse Executive, Advanced certification examinations (depending on the level of leadership with your organization) provided by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Qualified credits earned in fulfillment of this certificate program may be eligible for transfer toward future graduate studies.
Note: the Executive Leader Graduate Certificate program is not available in all states. Refer to the State Approvals section for details.
Refer to the Progression Requirements section for further details.
The Executive Leader Graduate Certificate program consists of a minimum of 30 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of this program, you will be awarded a certificate.
- Encompass concepts of fiscal and human resources in the design of quality care measures.
- Develop collaborative relationships and partnerships that are interdisciplinary and aggregate-focused to improve the health care of populations.
Policy information specific to the Executive Leader Graduate Certificate program is noted below.
You must meet the below admissions requirements in addition to Kaplan University's general requirements.
Prior to enrollment, you must submit an unofficial transcript indicating receipt of a master's degree with an upper-level major in nursing from an accredited institution. By the end of the first term, you must provide Kaplan University with an official copy of the transcript. Refer to the First-Term Responsibilities section for additional information.
You must have an approved criminal background check from the Kaplan University-approved vendor on file prior to the first day of your first term. Please refer to the Additional Requirements for Graduate Programs section under Admissions Requirements.
You will complete a practicum course and MN600 Evidence-Based Practice Project as part of the requirements for the certificate. You are responsible for locating an appropriate site for the practicum experience. Successful completion of the practicum project is required to receive a passing grade for the capstone course.
Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams
It is your responsibility to obtain and understand the requirements of certification, state board, or national board licensing exams specific to your location and the certification or licensure you seek to function in your professional role. Such requirements may change during the course of the academic program. Upon completion of the academic program, you receive verification of completing an education program specific to your area. The education programs are designed to prepare you to take various certification and licensing exams; however, Kaplan University cannot guarantee you will be eligible to take these exams or become certified. Your eligibility may depend on your work experience, completion of education and/or degree requirements, not having a criminal record, meeting other licensure or certification requirements, or the program or the University itself having appropriate accreditation or licensure.
Upon completion of the certificate program, you may be prepared to sit for the Nurse Executive or the Nurse Executive, Advanced certification examinations (depending on the level of leadership with your organization) provided by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
|MN512||Leadership, Organizational Theory, and Behavior||5|
|MN513||Health Care Finance, Strategic Planning, and Budgeting||5|
|MN514||Human Resources Management||5|
|MN515||Innovation in Health Care Information Technology - Administrative and Advanced Practice Priorities||5|
|MN520||Executive Leader Practicum||5|
|MN600||Evidence-Based Practice Project||5|
|Total Core Requirements||30|