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

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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)
    NURS 645P NAOSL Practicum II (2)
    MHA 638 Health Information Systems (3)