Post Master's Certificate in Nursing Administration

The Post Master's Certificate in Nursing Administration provides a flexible learning environment and a highly individualized experience for students who hold a Master of Science in Nursing degree in another specialty. Through this program, students will gain a strong foundation in complex systems, organizational theory, financial management, and leadership practice.

On-Campus Meeting Requirements
Institution On-campus Meeting Requirements
Austin Peay State University NO
East Tennessee State University NO
Middle Tennessee State University NO
Tennessee State University NO
Tennessee Technological University NO
University of Memphis YES*
*All University of Memphis Nursing Administration students are required to attend an orientation program on campus prior to the beginning of their first semester in the program.

Concentration Requirements (all required)

NURS 5301

Nursing Administration I

NURS 5302 Nursing Administration II 3
NURS 5303 Health Care Finance 3
NURS 5304 Human Resources Management 3
NURS 5305 Quality Management in Nursing & Health Care 3
Concentration Requirements - Total Hours 15

Nursing Administration Practicum Requirements

NURS 5307 Nursing Management Practicum 2
NURS 5309 Nursing Administration Practicum 4
Nursing Administration Practicum - Total Hours 6
Nursing Administration Post Master's Program - Total Hours 21
Total practice contact hours = 360

NOTE: The 5000 level numbering of courses for Austin Peay, East Tennessee State and Tennessee State are cross listed with the 6000 and 7000 level course numbers to represent Middle Tennessee State, Tennessee Tech and the University of Memphis respectively.

 Link to Guidelines for Clinical Preceptorships

Special Instructions Regarding Nursing Administration Student Clinical Preceptorships

Nursing Administration students may not use a school or college of nursing as a clinical site for NURS 5307/6307/7307 or NURS 5309/6309/7309. Healthcare agencies, such as hospitals and long-term care facilities should be used for this clinical practicum experience. Please consult with your Concentration Coordinator or course professor if you are unsure of the suitability of your clinical practicum site. It is recommended that the preceptor for NURS 5307/6307/7307 and NURS 5309/6309/7309 be Master’s prepared, preferably in nursing. Exceptions to this recommendation may be made by the Concentration Coordinator or course professor.Nursing Administration Concentration Coordinator

For questions and assistance regarding clinical/practicum placement, please contact:

Dr. Nancy Cameron, DNP

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