Students completing the Post-Master’s Nursing Administration Certificate Program are academically-prepared to take a national certification examination for Nurse Executives.

GWU Hunt School of Nursing

By completing the Post-Master’s Nursing Administration Certificate Program, students are academically prepared to take a national certification examination for Nurse Executives.

Graduate Admissions

The purpose of the Post-Master’s Nursing Administration Certificate Program is to provide the opportunity for registered nurses currently holding a master’s degree in nursing to expand their professional role by gaining specialized knowledge in the area of nursing administration. Students will receive academic credit for all courses taken in the certificate program. A grade of B or better is required to receive course credit. The certificate program requires 10 semester hours of course work:

NURS 606: Nursing Economics and Finance (3 hrs.)

NURS 607: Administration of Nursing and Healthcare Organizations (3 hrs.)
BADM 641: Healthcare Law and Ethics (3 hrs.)

NURS 616: Advanced Nursing Specialty Practicum (1 hr.)

- Graduate School application

- Current, unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse in the United States

- Official transcripts documenting completion of a master’s degree in nursing from an accredited institution with a nationally accredited nursing program, sent to:
Gardner-Webb University
Digital Learning
PO Box 1896
Boiling Springs, NC 28017

- Three Graduate Study Reference Forms

- Two years of full-time active RN practice (a minimum of 1,800 hours per year) over the past three years with a Statement of Description of Work Experience (Family Nurse Practitioner only)

- Current, official, satisfactory Criminal Background Check results from current state of residence and any other state lived in during the past 10 years, package code GA98

- Verification of immunizations as required by the University.

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