Graduate Certificate in Nursing Leadership
- Fall April 15
- Spring November 1
- Spokane: Yes
- Tri-Cities: Yes
- Vancouver: Yes
- 550 TOEFL Minimum score
- 80 TOEFLI Minimum score
- 7 IELTS Minimum score
This certificate program has been designed for nurse administrators who are seeking advanced education in organizational leadership, quality management/care management, professional practice environments, organizational systems management and communications/collaboration. For certificate program completion, each student must successfully complete the following three-credit-hour theory courses: NURS 553, Practicum in Organizational Systems & Leadership; NURS 565, Information Management for Clinical Practice; NURS 576, Organizational Leadership, and NURS 591, Quality Improvement/Outcomes and Program Evaluation. These courses explore key concepts relevant to today’s healthcare marketplace and are presented from the perspective of multiple clinical practice settings, including acute care institutions, clinic and outpatient settings, public health environments, and community health settings. Students who complete these 12 hours of graduate level educational courses may be eligible to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Nurse Executive, Advanced certification, pending attainment of all eligibility criteria. Courses are taught in a hybrid mix of face-to-face and web-based delivery. Through web-based technology, educational software, streaming video, communication tools and electronic email, this program is accessible to potential and current nurse executives and other interested nurses in their home communities.
– a bachelor’s degree in nursing OR a bachelor’s degree in another field and a master’s degree in nursing from an accredited program
– admitted to the MN program or for graduate certificate
– a minimum 3.00 grade point average in undergraduate work (exceptions may be made based on substantial evidence of extra-scholastic qualifications)
– successful completion of a basic statistics course
– favorable recommendations regarding practice and potential for graduate work in nursing
– RN license to practice nursing in Washington state or state of residency
– written goal statement congruent with program’s philosophy and focus
– complete a written interview
Leadership positions in agencies, hospitals, and clinics.
Caley, Joan M, M.S.
LTC Leadership, Nursing Leadership,
Community Health/Vulnearble, Populations, esp. Homeless & Health Equity Issues
Davis, Andra, Ph.D.
Dotson, Joann, Ph.D.
Eddy, Linda Lee, Ph.D.
Eide, Phyllis, Ph.D.
Rural health, global climate change, and public health
Fritz, Shelly, Ph.D.
Hoeksel, Renee Celeste, Ph.D.
Kaplan, Louise, Ph.D.
ARNP prescribing of controlled substances
DNP program evaluation
Landscape assessment of readiness for implementation of the family nurse practitioner role in Swaziland
Katz, Janet Ruth, Ph.D.
Nguyen-Truong, Connie, Ph.D.
Cervical cancer screening health disparity
Oneal, Gail Ann, Ph.D.
Health literacy, risk communication and health information use, risk messages, environmental and occupational health, population health, underserved and rural populations
Postma, Julie Marie, Ph.D.
Environmental health promotion, socio-cultural aspects of environmental health, environmental justice, social determinants of health
Shishani, Kawkab, Ph.D.
Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Smart, Denise, D.P.H.
Work place safety, military health, women’s health and health and safety for disaster response workers.
VanSon, Catherine, Ph.D.
Gerontology, managing chronic conditions, qualitative methods, late-in-life migration, health literacy, gero-education
Wilson, Marian L, Ph.D.
Pain, self-management programs to assist patients with persistent (chronic) pain, mood disorders, opioid dependency/misuse, addiction.