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College of Nursing

Nursing Administration and Health Systems Leadership

Course Delivery
100% online
Total Credits
23
Approximate Tuition Cost
$13,200
Accreditation
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Nursing Administration and Health Systems Leadership Graduate Program Overview

The Nursing Administration and Health Systems Leadership graduate certificate provides nurses who already have a graduate nursing degree the additional specialized knowledge for the nursing administration and health systems leadership.

Certificates will often augment what you learned in your master’s or doctoral program, so you may have completed some of the certificate course requirements already. If you include the syllabus for each completed course with your application, a gap analysis will be conducted to see which courses transfer.

Accreditation

This certificate program at Kent State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and recognized by the National League for Nursing (NLN) Center of Excellence in Nursing Education 2013 – 2022: Kent State University recognized for “Advancing the Science of Nursing Education”.

Nursing Administration and Health Systems Leadership Graduate Admissions Requirements

  • Master’s degree in nursing or a doctorate in nursing practice from an accredited nursing program
  • Minimum 3.000 graduate GPA on a 4.000 scale
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Active, unrestricted registered nurse license in the state in which practicum hours will be completed
  • Résumé or vita
  • Goal statement (no more than 250 words) describing reasons for seeking the certificate in the identified specialty and professional goals
  • Transcript(s) of all previous graduate coursework
  • Syllabi of all courses to considered for transfer in the gap analysis
  • Three letters of reference from health care professionals or faculty members
  • English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:
    • Minimum 560 TOEFL PBT score (paper-based version)
    • Minimum 83 TOEFL IBT score (Internet-based version)
    • Minimum 78 MELAB score
    • Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
    • Minimum 55 PTE score

This program is only offered in select states, please see the College of Nursing website for more information.

For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies admission website. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.

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Important Dates

Aug
20
Classes Begin
Fall 2023 Semester
Jan
15
Classes Begin
Spring 2024 Semester
Aug
18
Classes Begin
Fall 2024

Nursing Administration and Health Systems Leadership Graduate Courses

Courses for the certificate can be found at the link below:

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Nursing Administration and Health Systems Leadership Graduate Tuition and Fees

Ohio Residents

Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Approximate Tuition Cost
$571.90 $1,715.70

$13,200 part-time1

$12,500 full-time2

Non-Ohio Residents

Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Approximate Tuition Cost
$581.90 $1,745.70

$13,400 part-time3

$12,600-$12,700 full-time4

1The $571.90 per-credit-hour tuition rate applies to part-time Ohio resident graduate students taking fewer than 11 credit hours per semester.

2The flat-rate semester fee of $6,277.40 applies to full-time Ohio resident graduate students taking between 11-18 credit hours per semester.

3The $581.90 per-credit-hour tuition rate applies to part-time non-Ohio resident graduate students enrolled in a fully online degree program and taking fewer than 11 credit hours per semester, PLUS a surcharge of $10 per credit hour.

4The flat-rate semester fee of $6,277.40 applies to full-time non-Ohio resident graduate students enrolled in a fully online degree program and taking between 11-18 credit hours, PLUS a surcharge of $10 per credit hour of actual credits taken (between 11-18 semester credits or $110-$180).

An additional Distance Learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $15 per credit hour. Program tuition and costs are estimated and subject to change.

Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. For a complete listing of tuition rates for approved online programs, please contact Kent State’s Financial, Billing & Enrollment Center at 330-672-6000 or via our website Contact Us link.

The total program costs are estimates and are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual classes taken.  Kent State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these program cost estimates by any person.  Program costs are subject to change without notice.

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