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    East Tennessee State University
   
 
  Oct 16, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Nursing, Nursing Administration Certificate


General Program Information


Graduate School Contact:

Don Rice; ricedb@etsu.edu; 423-439-6158

Dr. Myra Clark, PhD, FNP-C, Director of Graduate Nursing Programs

207 Roy S. Nicks Hall
Box 70658
(423) 439-4589
e-mail: clarkml2@etsu.edu

Dr. Donna Fraysier, Graduate Coordinator

292 Roy S. Nicks Hall
(423) 439-4321
e-mail: fraysierd@etsu.edu 

The Nursing Administration concentration offers a Post-Master’s certificate for nurses who have completed a Master of Science in Nursing degree. This customized special studies concentration provides education and training in the nurse administrator role. The Certificate Program provides an individualized experience through which students gain a strong foundation in: complex systems, organizational theory, financial management, and leadership practice.

Application deadlines are as follows:

Beginning with admissions for the Summer 2018 term, the following application deadlines (dates for all materials to be received by the School of Graduate Studies) are:

Fall Admission                   May 1

Spring Admission              September 15

Summer Admission           February 1

Admission Requirements


Admission to the program will be based on competitive selection from the pool of applicants who meet the School of Graduate Studies admission requirements from the designated home school. Additional admission requirements for the Nursing Administration Certificate Program include:

  1. A master’s degree in nursing from an accredited program (NLNAC or CCNE);

  2. Eligibility to practice as a Registered Nurse in Tennessee or the state in which clinical assignments are completed; 

  3. Overall MSN GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; 

  4. TOEFL score of at least 600 if native language is not English or equivalent other forms of TOEFL or other exams; 

  5. A written document prepared by the applicant that includes a resume, a discussion of prior professional experience, future career goals, and reasons for pursuing the certificate program. 

  6. Letters of recommendation from at least three persons (a minimum of one academic) familiar with the applicant’s academic and professional background and experience in nursing practice.

Total Required for Program: 21 Credit Hours