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2012-2013 Graduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing Administration Certificate, Post-Master’s - RODP

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The Nursing Administration Certificate Program provides a formal program of study for master’s-prepared nurses in nursing administration. The Certificate Program provides an individualized experience through which students gain a strong foundation in: complex systems, organizational theory, financial management, and leadership practice. The formal program of study is designed to meet the need for students who already have the Master of Science in Nursing degree without requiring them to complete a second master’s degree. Applications submitted after the application deadline will not be considered. Application deadlines are as follows: fall semester deadline is February 1; spring semester deadline is July 1; summer semester deadline is December 1.

General Program Information

Graduate School Contact:

Linda Raines;; 423-439-6158

Dr. Kathleen Rayman, Ph.D., Director of Graduate Program, Clinical Nurse Leader Graduate Coordinator

207 Roy S. Nicks Hall
Box 70658
(423) 439-4589

Dr. Nancy Cameron, DNP, Master of Science in Nursing, Regents Online Degree Program Graduate Coordinator

2-210 Roy S. Nicks Hall
Box 70659
(423) 439-4874

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.

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