Advanced Studies in Nursing Leadership: Online Certificate

Program Overview

Become a Leader in Quality Care

Advance your nursing expertise and develop the skills to manage budgets, train and coordinate caregivers, and ultimately, drive safe, high-quality, and effective nursing to those in need.

Advance your nursing expertise and develop the skills to manage budgets, train and coordinate caregivers, and ultimately, drive safe, high-quality, and effective nursing to those in need.

Utica University Online tuition freeze badge

 
Pay 2020 Rates in 2021*. Tuition Rates will remain steady for the 2020-21 academic year.
*Tuition freeze is subject to change on June 1, 2021
 

Fast Facts

Modality

Online + Practicum

Total Credits

18

Cost Per Credit

$825

 
Request More Information

We'd love to get to know you and hear more about your educational and professional goals. If you'd like to learn more about one of our programs, fill out this form and we'll be in touch:

          Yes, I do want to communicate with Utica College via SMS. I am providing my consent by leaving the opt-in checked. Message and data rates may apply. Privacy and Terms.
          CAPTCHA
          This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.

          Lead in Multiple Health Care Settings

          Lead in Multiple Health Care Settings

          Tap into your leadership abilities and take your nursing career to the next level. As you progress through the coursework designed by extensively experienced nursing leaders, you will gain access to innovative leadership practices.

          The online post-Master's Nursing Leadership Certificate is structured in a way to equip you with a toolkit to respond to hospitals' modern, real-world problems with informed and practical solutions. Combine your skills as a nurse with your dedication as a leader and learn the nuances of effective staffing, mediation, communication, and human relations.

          Career Outlook: Organize and Innovate

          With an online post-Master's Nursing Leadership Certificate, you'll gain the specialized knowledge foundation to take on managerial, administrator, and specialist roles. Nursing leaders, on average, earn a salary of $100,980. These positions are expected to grow by 18% into 2028, which is much faster than average.(1)

          JOBS AND INCOME

          Curriculum: Passion Meets Talent

          The online post-Master's Nursing Leadership Certificate's curriculum is designed to equip you with the appropriate skills to step into managerial and administrative roles. Created and maintained by nursing leaders with experience in the field, Utica College's program ensures you'll learn the nuances of nursing leadership in both theoretical and practical contexts.

          EXPLORE COURSES

          Curriculum: Passion Meets Talent

          The online post-Master's Nursing Leadership Certificate's curriculum is designed to equip you with the appropriate skills to step into managerial and administrative roles. Created and maintained by nursing leaders with experience in the field, Utica College's program ensures you'll learn the nuances of nursing leadership in both theoretical and practical contexts.

          EXPLORE COURSES

          Program Outcomes

          You’ll complete this post-graduate Nursing Leadership Certificate ready to:

          • Integrate the arts and sciences, including leadership and ethical principles, with nursing science as a foundation for decision-making within diverse situations, settings, and communities resulting in safe patient care, quality outcomes, and health promotion.
          • Use critical reflection, innovation, and interprofessional collaboration to promote lifelong learning and continual improvement, integrate current evidence and inform policy.
          • Incorporate current technologies to augment professional practice and scholarship.
          • Employ leadership, management, and ethical foundations in pursuit of performance improvement, risk management, human resources, financial management, and strategic planning/management.
          • Integrate contemporary national performance standards and professional recommendations related to organizational governance and policy formation.
          • Facilitate provision of quality services through community engagement, knowledge of societal forces, and regional/national/global policy issues and initiatives.

          Admission Requirements

          To apply for admission, you must meet the following requirements:

          • Completed application
          • 3.0 minimum GPA
          • Master's degree in nursing from an accredited nursing program
          • Résumé
          • Two letters of recommendation from professional colleagues at the BSN level or higher
          • Unencumbered RN license in the state in which you reside
          • 3-credit statistics course (grade of B or higher*)
          • Baccalaureate-level health assessment course with observed laboratory (Will be determined during application review*)
          • Writing sample

          *Students with a B- or lower grade in Health Assessment will be required to successfully complete a 3 credit hour course prior to starting the program. Students with a B- or lower grade in statistics will be provided the option of completing a self-study module and accompanying exam.

          Note: Approved background check and fingerprints required at the time of clinical courses.

          GET STARTED

          Tuition and Financial Aid

          This 18 credit hour certificate costs $825 per credit hour. Utica College is dedicated to making an advanced education accessible and affordable. Speak with program manager to learn more.

          LEARN MORE

          Faculty

          Learn innovative and adaptive leadership skills from the highest caliber Nursing Leaders in the classroom. From their extensive research in the field and real-world knowledge base, they will push you in the right direction as you develop your own leadership ethos and style.

          With decades of experience in nursing education, research, and practice, the graduate nursing faculty are led by program director Doreen Rogers, DNS, RN and FNP coordinator Jennifer Klimek Yingling, Ph.D, RN, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, and Associate Professor of Nursing Cynthia Love Williams, DNS.

          MEET YOUR FACULTY

          Why Learn Online
          With Utica College?

          Benefits of Being an Online Student

          Whether you are advancing your career or switching it, online learning gives you a unique perspective from your instructors and fellow students. You'll get the same high-quality education, credentials, and faculty support without slowing down your life.

          Learn More

          Planning Your Budget

          Paying for an online education doesn't have to be stressful. We've compiled helpful resources that can get you well on your way to financing your education. Learn more about available options and how you can get started.

          Learn More

          Frequently Asked Questions

          Advancing your life and career with an online degree comes with lots of questions, and we want to ensure your search for answers is effortless. If you have a question we haven't covered, call (866) 295-3106 to speak with a program manager.

          Interested in our state authorizations? To learn about state authorizations, click here.

          Yes. Admission to this program requires an unencumbered RN license in the state in which you reside, a master's degree in nursing, and 2,000 hours of work experience.

          The online Advanced Nursing Certificates take different amounts of time. While the FNP post-Master's Certificate takes around 20 months and the Nursing Educator Certificate takes on average 16 months to complete, the Nursing Leadership Certificate typically takes about one year to finish.

          While each nursing certificate track has the same cost per credit hour, each require a different total amount of credits to complete. The online Nursing Leadership Certificate is costs an estimated $14,850. The online FNP Certificate has an average tuition of $25,575. Finally, the online Nursing Educator program costs an estimated $20,625.

          Because each of the advanced certificates in nursing programs encompass different areas of specializations, students will need to concentrate their time and energy on the courses attached to the program of study. For example, students pursing the post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Leadership will take classes exclusive to Nursing Leadership. For a comprehensive overview of the required courses for each track, please visit the MSN Curriculum page for more information.

          To be considered for enrollment in any of the online Nursing Certificates, prospective students must hold a Master's Degree in Nursing or MSN along with 2,000 hours of previous work experience.

          After getting your online Nursing Certificate in FNP, Nursing Educator, or Nursing Leadership, you will be able to pursue advanced positions and new career opportunities. You can learn more about these different positions from the Career Outlook section through each of the programs.

          For nurses who want to refocus their career goals or to pursue new advancement opportunities, the three Advanced Certificates in Nursing empower students to explore different career paths. Learn more about each of our Nursing Certificate programs today.

          SOURCE:

          1U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (April 12, 2019). Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners.Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved on May 10, 2019, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/nurse-anesthetists-nurse-midwives-and-nurse-practitioners.htm