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Graduate Certificate in Nursing Leadership

Program URL:
Faculty working with Students: 15
Students: 5
Students receiving assistantships or scholarships: 0%
Priority deadline:
  • Fall March 15
  • Spring November 1
  • Spokane: Yes
  • Tri-Cities: Yes
  • Vancouver: Yes
Tests required:
  • 550 TOEFL Minimum score
  • 80 TOEFLI Minimum score
  • 7 IELTS Minimum score

Degree Description:

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.

Admission Requirements:

Click here to go to the College of Nursing’s MN program admission requirements page.

Also, please check out the Steps to Apply page to get started today!

Career Opportunities:

Leadership positions in agencies, hospitals, and clinics.

Faculty Members:

Eddy, Linda Lee, Ph.D.

Eti, Deborah

Graves, Janessa, Ph.D.

Location: Spokane

Research Interests

Pediatric injury research, health services research, head injuries in children & adolescents, occupational injuries among working adolescents, impacts of work on young people, global health.

Hoeksel, Renee Celeste, Ph.D.

Kaplan, Louise, Ph.D.

Research Interests

ARNP prescribing of controlled substances
APRN workforce
ARNP reimbursement
DNP program evaluation
Landscape assessment of readiness for implementation of the family nurse practitioner role in Swaziland
Medical marijuana

Nguyen-Truong, Connie, Ph.D.

Research Interests

Cervical cancer screening health disparity

Oneal, Gail Ann, Ph.D.

Location: Spokane

Research Interests

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.

Location: Puyallup Research and Extension Center

Research Interests

Environmental health promotion, socio-cultural aspects of environmental health, environmental justice, social determinants of health

Richards, Claire

Shishani, Kawkab, Ph.D.

Research Interests

Tobacco Treatment Specialist

Smart, Denise, D.P.H.

Location: Spokane

Research Interests

Work place safety, military health, women’s health and health and safety for disaster response workers.

VanSon, Catherine, Ph.D.

Research Interests

Gerontology, managing chronic conditions, qualitative methods, late-in-life migration, health literacy, gero-education

Wilson, Marian L, Ph.D.

Research Interests

Pain, self-management programs to assist patients with persistent (chronic) pain, mood disorders, opioid dependency/misuse, addiction.

Wood, Natsuko

Location: Spokane

Contact Information:

Tamara Kelley
WSU Health Sciences Spokane, College of Nursing
SNRS 129, 412 Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane, WA 99202