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Post-Master’s Certificate in Healthcare Organizational Leadership

Post-Master’s Certificate in Healthcare Organizational Leadership

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Earn your Post-Master’s Certificate in Healthcare Organizational Leadership and prepare for nursing leadership positions like nurse manager, director of patient care services, and chief nursing officer. Learn to manage health systems that touch a variety of populations across the care continuum.

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Learn to affect change at the health care system and corporate levels, and prepare for career advancement without your career missing a beat. Coursework for an online Post-Master's Certificate Healthcare Organizational Leadership fits your schedule, and preceptors near you provide hands-on instruction in nurse leadership.

Next Steps & Certification

Upon completion, students will be eligible to apply for the DNP Executive Track. Students will also be able to apply for certification as a nurse executive through the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the American Organization of Nurse Leaders.
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Program Overview

Take the next step in nurse leadership. Prospective students with an entry level master’s degree in nursing or a non-specialty MSN degree (e.g., nursing education) can apply for the Post-Master’s Certificate in Healthcare Organizational Leadership. Prospective students with current leadership experience in nursing or non-health care settings are preferred.

Grounded in evidence-based practice, students who pursue this part-time online post-master's certificate in nursing will earn 16-credits and 504 clinical hours. Students can complete clinicals in diverse settings, including hospitals, community or public health agencies, school systems, and correctional facilities. Students who choose to continue their nursing education at JHU can apply the two-credit health finance course to the DNP Executive Track.

Upon completion of the Post-Master’s Certificate in Healthcare Organizational Leadership, the graduate is prepared to:

  • Apply leadership and management skills to improve services in a variety of health care systems
  • Analyze the influences of social and health policy on health care delivery and clinical practice
  • Apply for the DNP Executive Track without needing to earn an advanced practice nursing license


Additional Information

View the recording of the Healthcare Organizational Leadership tracks virtual information session.

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Priority Application Deadlines

Fall Entry
January 15

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Additional Program Options

Learn more about our DNP Executive and DNP Executive/MBA programs.

Degrees & Programs

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Admission Criteria

  • Master of Science in Nursing Degree from an ACEN or CCNE accredited college or university or an equivalent degree from a comparable foreign institution
  • Scholastic GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Official Transcripts (from all post-secondary schools)
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation (2 academic and 1 professional preferred)
  • Goal Statement
  • Current Resume/CV
  • Interview with faculty (if moved forward by admissions committee)
  • Applicants must submit evidence of current nursing license from an authorized state.
  • TOEFL or IELTS if English is not your first language

Information for applicants with international education


*References should be recent, written for the purpose of your application to this program and from professors who know you as a student or employers who know you as a professional in a job setting preferably in a supervisory role. Personal references from colleagues, friends, or family members do not meet the requirement


No prerequisite courses.


Students currently cannot conduct clinical activities in Louisiana. For more information, please contact an admissions representative. Students should be aware of additional state-specific information for online programs.


This program does not qualify for F-1 or J-1 student sponsorship. Legal Permanent Residents and non-immigrants who are otherwise physically present in the U.S. and in a status that allows for full or part-time study, may pursue this program.
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The 16-credit program is comprised of six courses chosen from the list below. Faculty advise students regarding their individual program plan.

  • Semester 1
    • Leadership and Organizational Culture: Theories and Practice in Contemporary Healthcare (3 cr)
  • Semester 2
    • Healthcare Organizational Leadership Practicum I (2 cr, 112 cl)
  • Semester 3
    • Health Finance (2 cr)
    • Healthcare Organizational Leadership Practicum II (3 cr, 168 cl)
  • Semester 4
    • Healthcare economics for management and practice (2 cr)
    • Healthcare Organizational Leadership Practicum III (4 cr, 224 cl)
Course Schedules and Descriptions    

Current students in the PMC Health Systems Management program can find information about their program in the academic catalogue.
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Tuition & Other Costs

Billed Expenses

(September 2021 - May 2022)

Tuition: $28,640
Health Fee: $552
Matriculation fee: $500(one time only fee for first-time enrolled JHU students)
Health Insurance: $4,3572
Total Billed Expenses: $34,049

Estimated Other Expenses3

Room and Board: $21,024
Books & Supplies: $1,500
Loan fees: $1,819
Personal Expenses: $2,868
Travel Expenses: $5,112
Total Expenses: $66,372

1Full-time: 9 credits per semester. Tuition is billed at $1,790 per credit and is less for students enrolling in less than full-time

2All students must have health coverage.  Purchase of the School’s plan is optional.

3Amounts for other expenses vary based upon student's selection of books, supplies, and living arrangements.

Billed expenses are subject to change without prior notice. Changes to a student’s program or course load may result in additional tuition charges and fees.



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