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  • Graduate Certificate in Nursing Administration and Organizational Systems in Leadership NAOSL
  • Graduate Studies

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  • Graduate Certificate in Nursing Administration and Organizational Systems in Leadership (NAOSL)

    The Nursing Administration and Organizational Systems Leadership (NAOSL) Certificate prepares early career and current nurse leaders in the areas of nursing and healthcare leadership at the graduate level.  Advanced education in nursing administration and organizational systems leadership addresses the growing need for system-wide leadership within the healthcare industry.  This graduate certificate program emphasizes the key areas of leadership essential to successfully navigating complex healthcare systems while in a leadership role.  This program dovetails into the Master's of Science with a major in nursing, NAOSL emphasis for students wishing to continue their education and complete the full master's program.  Certificate contact information: Dr. Tracy Wright, wrighttr@mnstate.edu

     

    Admission Information

    1. BS or BA in nursing from an NLN or CCNE accredited university.
    2. Documentation of current unencumbered registered nurse (RN) license in the US.
    3. Total cumulative GPA (not including transfer credits) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in undergraduate courses at the last institution where nursing degree was awarded.  
    4. Completed “Application for Admission to Graduate Study” form.
    5. Completed Nursing Application form  
    6. Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended.
    7. Non-refundable $20.00 fee for first-time applicants to Minnesota State University Moorhead.
    8. Three letters of recommendation (two from professional colleagues, 1 from personal; see provided nursing forms).
    9. 500 word essay describing professional experience and future professional goals.
    10. Non-Minnesota applicants are not fully admitted until the Department of Higher Education in the applicant's state of residence has approved distance education/online programs from the state of Minnesota.  

    Requirements (15 Credits)

    NURS 605 Healthcare Quality and Safety (3)

    NURS 606 Healthcare Delivery Systems, Policy, Financing, & Leadership (3)

    NURS 706 Organizational and Systems Leadership (4)

    NURS 644P NAOSL Practicum I (2)

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    NURS 645P NAOSL Practicum II (2)

    MHA 638 Health Information Systems (3)

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    Nursing Administration and Organizational Systems in Leadership Graduate Certificate

    Admission Requirements:

     

     Admission Requirement

     Instructions

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    Online graduate application

     Graduate Online Application

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    $20 application fee for first time MSUM applicants

    After you complete the Graduate Online Application:

    1. Log in to the Graduate Online Application site

    2. Select “Check Status”

    3. Select eServices at the top of the page. You will be    able to pay the application fee using a credit or debit card.

    3.

    Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended

    Contact ALL  the colleges and universities you have attended and have your transcripts sent to:

     Graduate Studies Office 

     MSU Moorhead, 1104 7th Ave. S. 

     Moorhead, MN 56563 

    You do not need to order transcripts from MSUM or other MnSCU institutions. See Transcript Policy for more details.

    4.

    BS or BA in Nursing from a NLN or CCNE accredited university

    The Graduate Studies Office and the graduate certificate program you are applying to will check this item once we have received all of your transcripts.

    5.

    Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or at least 3.25 for the last 30 semester credits

    The Graduate Studies Office and the graduate certificate program you are applying to will check this item once we have received all of your transcripts.

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    Nursing Application Form

    The department application form is a fillable PDF.  Complete the form, save it on your computer, and upload it to the Graduate Online Application site as follows:

    1. Log in to the Graduate Online Application site

    2. Select “Check Status”

    3. Look under “Program Specific Requirements”

    4. Click on “Upload Now” button by the Program Application requirement and follow the instructions

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    Documentation of current unencumbered RN license in the U.S.

    Upload it to the Graduate Online Application site:

    1. Log in to the Graduate Online Application site

    2. Select “Check Status”

    3. Under “Program Specific Requirements”, click on “Upload Now” button by the “Copy of RN License”

    8.

    Essay

    Prepare a 500-word essay on professional experience and future professional goals.

    1. Log in to the Graduate Online Application site

    2. Select “Check Status”

    3. Under “Program Specific Requirements”, click on “Upload Now” button  for the “Essay”

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    Three recommendations-

    2 professional references and 1 personal reference

    1. Log in to the Graduate Online Application site

    2. Select “Check Status”

    3. Click on “Submit References Now” under “Program Specific Requirements”

    4. Follow directions for selecting your references.  Be very careful when you enter the e-mail address and decide who you would like to be your references because you cannot change this once it has been submitted.   

    5. After you indicate who your references are, the online system will send them a link to fill out a recommendation form.  Your dashboard should indicate Once the Grad Office receive the recommendation form from them, your dashboard will show “recommendation submitted”

    If you have any questions about the application process,

    please call the Graduate Studies Office at:

    218-477-2134

    If you have specific program questions, please contact the program coordinator:

    Tracy Wright, Ph.D.

    218-477-2336

    Wrighttr@mnstate.edu