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Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing

Why Choose a Post-Graduate Certificate?

  • If you hold a master’s degree in nursing (MSN), you may augment your existing nursing knowledge and advance your employment opportunities with this certification.
  • Certificates are awarded upon completion of 4-6 graduate-level specialty courses, totaling 10-16 credit hours.
  • Courses are offered in a 100% online delivery format.
  • Both the Executive and Educator graduate certificates are stand-alone certificates.

Prerequisite

  • Master of Science in Nursing

MSN Graduate Certificate Program of Study

Programs
 

Nurse Leader: Executive

Provides advanced administrative skills to nurses who have a non-administration focused MSN degree.

In this program, you will gain knowledge and skills required to function as an effective nurse administrator.

Upon graduation, you will be able to apply sound evidence-based concepts and strategies to ensure organizational quality and delivery of patient care, establish a professional practice environment, facilitate shared governance, establish an interdisciplinary care model for diverse populations in multiple settings, manage resources with vision and accountability and provide leadership in the utilization of research.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Required Courses

  • NRSG 6255 - Leadership and Accountability in Advanced Nursing (2)
  • NRSG 6300 - Quality Improvement, Patient Safety and Risk Issues in                           Patient Care Delivery (3)
  • NRSG 6324 - Financial Issues in Nursing Administration (2)
  • MHA 6000 - Healthcare Economy (3)
  • Optional Student Residency:
    • NRSG 6400 - Nurse Leader: Executive Residency (2) (84 hours)

Certificate courses may not be concurrently applied towards the WSU MSN degree.

Nurse Leader: Educator

Provides advanced educator skills to nurses who have a non-education focused MSN degree and advanced knowledge in curriculum development, assessment and evaluation and teaching strategies to educators with an MSN degree.

In this program, you will gain the knowledge and skills required to function as an effective nurse educator.

Combining current professional expertise with the knowledge of teaching and learning strategies, you will expand and enhance you role in health care or as an academic-based educator. You will also be able to apply evidence-based concepts and strategies to augment your learning and provide leadership in the utilization of research.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Required Courses

  • NRSG 6150 - Patho/Pharm/Assess for Nurse Educators (3)
  • NRSG 6170 - Teaching Strategies (3)
  • NRSG 6255 - Leadership & Accountability in Advanced Nursing (2)
  • NRSG 6520 - Curriculum Development for Nursing Educators (3)
  • NRSG 6540 - Measurement of Competence in Nursing Education (3)
  • Optional Student Residency:
    • NRSG 6700 - Nurse Leader: Educator Residency (2) (84 hours)

Certificate courses may not be concurrently applied towards the WSU MSN degree.

How to Apply

Requirements

  • A minimum grade of “B-” is required in all courses and an overall program GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • A minimum of 15 credit hours is required.
  • You must be a graduate with a master of nursing degree.

Applications & Checklists

Enrollment is on a first come first serve basis.

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Advising and Resources

Advising

Meet with the Annie Taylor Dee School of Nursing enrollment director for information on prerequisite courses, credit transfers, general counseling and more.

Robert Holt, MS
Enrollment Director
Marriott Allied Health Building, Room 431
801-626-6753
rholt@weber.edu

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