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East Tennessee State University

Nursing Administration Graduate Certificate (Post-Master's)

Nursing Administration Graduate Certificate

The online 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.

This 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.

This online Graduate Certificate program was designed with working professionals in mind, offering the flexibility and convenience of online coursework and a limited number of on-campus meetings.


Nursing Administration Certificate Program of Study
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Nursing Administration Certificate Admissions Requirements

Post-MSN Certificate, Nursing Administration Program 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:

A master’s degree in nursing from an accredited program (NLNAC or CCNE);

Eligibility to practice as a Registered Nurse in Tennessee or the state in which clinical assignments are completed; 

Overall MSN GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; 
TOEFL score of at least 600 if native language is not English or equivalent other forms of TOEFL or other exams; 

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. 

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.

Additional information can be found at the ETSU College of Nursing Post-MSN Certificate web page, or by contacting us using the form below.


Tuition, Fee, and Financial Assistance


ETSU Tuition and Fees

ETSU eRate (for out-of-state students taking ALL course work online in any semester)

Border County Information: Students in North Carolina and Virginia living in counties bordering Tennessee may receive in-state tuition. For more detailed tuition information based on your specific situation, please contact the ETSU Office of Admissions.

Student accounts, payment calendars, and payment plan information

ETSU Bursar Office

(423) 439-4212

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Step by Step Guide

Types of Aid

(423) 439-4300


Scholarship Information

(423) 439-7094


Let Us Introduce You to The Program Advisor!

Enter your email below and we will personally provide you with additional information about advisement transcript reviews, and the suggested course sequence and provide you with contact information for the faculty advisor for the Post-MSN Nursing Administration Graduate Certificate.

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