Graduate Certificate in Nursing Leadership

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Priority deadline:

  • Fall March 15
  • Spring November 1


  • Spokane
  • Tri-Cities
  • Vancouver

International Student English Proficiency Exams

  • 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:

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Career Opportunities:

Leadership positions in agencies, hospitals, and clinics.

Contact Information:

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