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 Information
- This is a certificate that can be completed online in 9 months.
- It's a great option for working RNs with an MSN degree who have a passion for both leadership 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 healthcare policy to the work environmen.
- Courses are five or ten weeks long, with one week off before the start of the next course.
- Students can access courses at any time of the day and from anywhere with Internet access.
- Upon completion of the program, graduates will be eligible for executive certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Nurse Executive Salary & Job Outlook
Nursing salaries for nurse executives vary widely in the U.S. and are based upon many factors including geography, job description, specialty and experience. The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates the median salary in May 2015 in the United States for Medical and Health Services Managers was $94,500 ($45.43 per hour), with a much faster than average projected job growth of 17 percent between 2014 and 2024.
- American Nurses Association (ANA)
- American Organization of Nurse Leaders (AONE)
- American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
The master's degree in nursing at Nebraska Methodist College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) http://www.ccneaccreditation.org
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.