General Program Information
Dr. Lisa Haddad, PhD, RN, Associate Dean of Graduate Nursing Programs, Interim
207 Roy S. Nicks Hall
Dr. Donna Fraysier, Graduate Coordinator
292 Roy S. Nicks Hall
The Post-Graduate Nursing Administration certificate 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.
Prospective students must submit a completed application to the School of Graduate Studies which includes official transcripts from all previous undergraduate and graduate coursework, a completed personal essay, a vitae/résumé, and three (3) professional letters of recommendation. GRE reports are not required. Criteria for admission includes:
- A Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE);
- A “B” average (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) in the nursing major; and
- Licensure in the United States as a registered nurse and eligibility for licensure in Tennessee or compact state.
- Admission to the post-master’s certificate program will be accomplished in the same manner as for the master’s nursing degree program. A minimum of twenty-four (24) credits is required for the certificate in Advanced Nursing Practice.
For application terms and deadlines please refer to the College of Nursing website.