Nurse Executive Certificate
Develop Your Leadership Expertise as a Nurse Executive—Online
You can have a greater impact on shaping the future of healthcare with a Post-Master's Certificate as a Nurse Executive. Today more than ever, the need exists for educated, experienced nurses to assume leadership positions in healthcare systems and other organizations - even in government. As an MSN-degree Registered Nurse, you already have the key qualities and values that form the basis of leadership. Now you can add the management and business skills that will make you an even more effective leader as you move forward in your career. Opportunities abound - and it all starts with choosing the right education for you.
Nurse Executive Certificate Program Information
- This is an CCNE-accredited program that can be completed online in 12 months.
- It's a great option for working RNs with an MSN degree who have a passion for both teaching and the profession of nursing.
- The curriculum is 14 credit hours. Among the topics covered are principles of economics, finance, organizational behavior, strategic planning and health care policy to the work environmen.
- Courses are five weeks long, with one week off before the start of another course.
- Students can access courses at any time of the day and from anywhere with Internet access.
Nurse Executive Salary & Job Outlook
Nursing salaries vary across the United States by specialty and experience. O*Net indicates the median salary in 2011 in the United States for Medical and Health Services Managers was $86,400 per year, with a faster than average projected job growth until 2020 (20%-28%).
- American Nurses Association
- National Student Nurses Association
- Listing of National & International Nursing Organizations
Nurse Executive Certificate Program Accreditation
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036-1120
To be successful with your online courses, you should have a basic understanding of computers and the internet. Read more about the minimum knowledge and hardware requisites on our Online Technology Requirements page.
|Application Deadline: Rolling||Program Start Date: August, January and May
Prospective students may apply anytime and are accepted from deadlines throughout the year. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and students will be notified of their admission by letter or phone.
Nurse Executive Certificate Admissions Criteria
Applicants are evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:
- Master of Science degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution
- Applicants who have a Master of Science or Arts degree in healthcare fields will be considered on an individual basis
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
- Non- Nebraska Residents meet State Authorization
Nurse Executive Certificate Application Process
To be considered for admission the following items must be submitted to the Admissions Office:
For More Information Contact:
Recruitment & Admissions Coordinator
Tuition & Fees
Attending Nebraska Methodist College represents a major investment in your future. For most students, attending college takes planning and sacrifice. NMC recognizes this and is committed to helping you find every avenue to finance your education. View the Tuition by Program & Degree page for a comprehensive list of all nurse executive certificate program fees.
|Tuition per credit hour: $681|
At Nebraska Methodist College we offer financial aid to our students, and help you understand what financial resources are available to you. View our Financial Assistance page to learn about the Financial Assistance process, policies and options.
ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR & STRUCTURE
This course explores behavioral science literature and theories that are relevant to the study of individual and group behavior within healthcare organizations. This course will promote an understanding of how and why people and groups behave the way they do in the workplace. Theories and concepts related to motivation, change, chaos, complexity, crisis, communication, team building, healthy work environments, toxic organizations, conflict resolution, and organizational development, structure and culture will be explored.
- Credits: 3.0
- Prerequisites: NRS 509 & NRS 513, or by permission.
ROLE OF THE NURSE EXECUTIVE I
The major focus of this course will be the planning, organizing, and coordinating aspects of management. The role of the nurse executive from the perspective of transformational, quantum, and organizational leadership theories will be explored. The concepts of creating a vision, planning, power, risk-taking, decision-making, reflective practice, emotional intelligence and competence, forces magnetism, AONE and IOM competencies, and personal and professional responsibility and accountability will be discussed.
- Credits: 3.0
- Prerequisites: NRS 509, NRS 513 & NRS 550, or by permission.
ROLE OF THE NURSE EXECUTIVE III
The history of health care reimbursement, economics and health care, accounting principles and information systems for data retrieval will serve as the introduction to budget principles, development, variances, and strategies. Strategic management, business plans, cost-benefit analysis, productivity, quality and outcomes, marketing, and staffing and patient classification systems will be discussed from a financial perspective.
- Credits: 4.0
- Prerequisites: All program course work except 559 or by permission. Pre/Co requisites: NRS 592
PRACTICUM: MANAGEMENT, IMPROVEMENT, AND EVALUATION IN HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS
Each student will choose a health care setting (acute care, long term care, etc.) to work 126 contact hours with a nurse executive who will serve as a preceptor. Throughout this course, the student will synthesize management and leadership principles into the nurse executive role. The student must identify a project or topic for improvement, develop a strategy for improvement, use evidence and theory to support the proposed improvement strategy, implement and evaluate the improvement strategy and share the findings and outcomes of the project.
- Credits: 4.0
- Prerequisites: All program course work or by permission. Pre/Co requisites: NRS 594
Our nurse executive certificate program faculty is highly experienced and credentialed in their own fields, giving you constant real-world insight you can use. While any instructor can recite from a textbook, ours go a step further and draw from vast personal experience. Instructors here care as deeply about their students as they do the subject matter and it shows.