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Post-Master’s Healthcare Organizational Leadership CERTIFICATE

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Earn your Post-Master’s Healthcare Organizational Leadership Certificate 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.

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. Upon completion of the Post-Master’s Healthcare Organizational Leadership Certificate, graduates are prepared to apply for the DNP Executive track without the requirement of advanced practice nursing licensure.

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.

Program Details
  • 3 semesters
  • Online
  • Certificate

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Tuition Cost: $1,881 per credit See Cost of Attendance Details
Financial Aid: There are numerous options for financing your education including grants, scholarships, federal loans, and employment programs. Learn more.

Upcoming Application Deadlines

Fall entry: Jan 15


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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.

  • Leadership and Organizational Culture: Theories and Practice in Contemporary Healthcare (3 cr)

  • Healthcare Organizational Leadership Practicum I (2 cr, 112 cl)

  • Health Finance (2 cr)

  • Healthcare Organizational Leadership Practicum II (3 cr, 168 cl)

  • Healthcare economics for management and practice (2 cr)

  • Healthcare Organizational Leadership Practicum III (4 cr, 224 cl)

Current students in the PMC Healthcare Organizational Leadership program can find information about their program in the academic catalogue.

“This Certificate has not only provided me with invaluable leadership knowledge and skills but has also expanded my professional network. I am now eagerly prepared to embark on the next phase of my academic journey and submit my application for the DNP program. ”
Catharine DeBoy MSN, BSN, RN
Catharine DeBoy, MSN, BSN, RN

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Financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants: Grants are awards based on financial need that do not have to be repaid. Many students also benefit from scholarships and awards based on merit. Learn more.

Loans: Many students will avail themselves of loans to help finance their School of Nursing education. If necessary, we encourage you to borrow only what is absolutely essential to cover your educational costs. Learn more.

Employment: Many students locate part-time employment to help pay education expenses. Numerous positions are available on campus and within various community based organizations. These jobs provide students with opportunities to gain practical work experience. Most positions are funded through the Federal Work-Study Program. Learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • At least one letter should come from a recent or current direct supervisor/manager (the person who is responsible for your performance evaluation)

  • At least one letter should come from an academic faculty member who can speak to your ability to successfully complete a demanding graduate level academic and clinical program.

  • The third letter can come from a second academic faculty member or an individual in a leadership position who can speak to your clinical abilities.

  • Personal references from colleagues, friends, or family members do not meet the requirement.

  • If you are unable to provide one of the reference letters above, please upload a statement of explanation to your application.

Please include the following information in your resume or CV:

  • Work experience (include dates, sites and locations; paid and unpaid; any residency participation)

  • Education Background

  • Scholarly activities (research, presentations, publications, honors, awards)

  • Professional activities (leadership, certifications, professional organization membership, service on committees)

  • Community Service/Volunteerism

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