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,
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)
MHA 638 Health Information Systems (3)
Administration and Organizational Systems in Leadership Graduate Certificate
Online graduate application
$20 application fee for first time MSUM applicants
you complete the Graduate Online Application:
Log in to the Graduate Online Application site
Select “Check Status”
Select eServices at the top of the page. You will be able to pay the application fee using a
credit or debit card.
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.
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
Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or at least 3.25 for the last 30
Nursing Application Form
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
1. Log in to the Graduate Online
2. Select “Check Status”
3. Look under “Program Specific
4. Click on “Upload Now” button by the
Program Application requirement and follow the instructions
Documentation of current unencumbered RN license in the U.S.
Upload it to the Graduate Online
1. Log in to
the Graduate Online Application site
“Program Specific Requirements”, click on “Upload Now” button by the “Copy of
a 500-word essay on
professional experience and future professional goals.
3. Under “Program Specific
Requirements”, click on “Upload Now” button
for the “Essay”
2 professional references and 1 personal reference
Click on “Submit References Now” under “Program Specific Requirements”
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.
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
you have any questions about the application process,
call the Graduate Studies Office at:
you have specific program questions, please contact the program coordinator:
Tracy Wright, Ph.D.