Executive Leader Graduate Certificate
Description and Outcomes
If you are a registered nurse interested in expanding your knowledge of nursing administration to better meet the challenges within the health care environment, the Executive Leader Graduate Certificate program could help you pursue your professional goals. This certificate program allows you to build on your master's degree in nursing by completing six courses focused on nursing administration, including practicum and capstone courses.
The Executive Leader Graduate Certificate program is designed to prepare you to pursue managerial positions and leadership roles in hospitals, community health, long-term care facilities, and other health care systems.
The certificate program's curriculum is designed to provide specialized knowledge in the area of nursing administration and could help you prepare to sit for the Nurse Executive or the Nurse Executive, Advanced certification examinations (depending on the level of leadership with your organization) provided by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Qualified credits earned in fulfillment of this certificate program may be eligible for transfer toward future graduate studies.
Note: the Executive Leader Graduate Certificate program is not available in all states. Refer to Program Availability Information for details.
This program is available in ExcelTrack. Speak with your University representative for any limitations. For more information on ExcelTrack, see Learning Paths in the Approach to Learning section of the Catalog.
The Executive Leader Graduate Certificate program consists of a minimum of 30 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of this program, you will be awarded a certificate.
- Encompass concepts of fiscal and human resources in the design of quality care measures.
- Develop collaborative relationships and partnerships that are interdisciplinary and aggregate-focused to improve the health care of populations.
Policy information specific to the Executive Leader Graduate Certificate program is noted below.
You must meet the below admissions requirements in addition to Purdue Global's general requirements.
Prior to enrollment, you must submit an unofficial transcript indicating receipt of a master's degree with an upper-level major in nursing and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher from an accredited institution. By the end of the first term, you must provide Purdue Global with an official copy of the transcript. Refer to the First-Term Responsibilities section for additional information.
You must have an approved criminal background check from the Purdue Global-approved vendor on file prior to the first day of your first term. Please refer to the Additional Requirements for Graduate Programs section under Admissions Requirements.
You will complete a practicum course and MN600 Evidence-Based Practice Project as part of the requirements for the certificate. Successful completion of the practicum project is required to receive a passing grade for the capstone course.
Refer to the School of Nursing’s Progression Requirements section for additional requirements for clinical and practicum experiences.
Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams
Certain state certification and licensure boards have specific educational requirements for programs to lead to a license or nongovernmental certification that is a precondition for employment in a recognized occupation.
Unless otherwise specified, Purdue Global's programs are not designed to meet any specific state’s licensure or certification requirements. If certain licensed occupations, vocations, or professions are not explicitly listed, Purdue Global has not made a determination with respect to the licensure or certification requirements of those occupations, vocations, or professions. Licensure-track programs may limit enrollment to students in certain states; please see Purdue Global’s Program Availability Information to determine enrollment eligibility.
You are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. Such requirements may change during the course of your program. You are not automatically certified in any way upon program completion. Although certain programs are designed to prepare you to take various optional certification exams, Purdue Global cannot guarantee you will be eligible to take these exams or become certified. Your eligibility may depend on your work experience, completion of education and/or degree requirements, not having a criminal record, meeting other certification requirements, or the program or the University itself having appropriate accreditation or licensure.
Upon completion of the certificate program and meeting the requirements of the certifying organization, you may be eligible to sit for the Nurse Executive or the Nurse Executive, Advanced, certification examination through the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the Certified in Executive Nursing Practice certification exam through the American Organization for Nursing Leadership.
The 🌐 icon appears in the title of traditional courses that are also available as a set of module courses. Module course availability may be limited to certain academic calendars. See Course Types for information about module courses.
|MN512||🌐 Leadership, Organizational Theory, and Behavior||5|
|MN513||🌐 Health Care Finance, Strategic Planning, and Budgeting||5|
|MN514||🌐 Human Resources Management||5|
|MN515||🌐 Innovation in Health Care Information Technology - Administrative and Advanced Practice Priorities||5|
|MN520||Executive Leader Practicum||5|
|MN600||Evidence-Based Practice Project||5|
|Total Core Requirements||30|