Earn the RN to B.S. degree

Credits earned in the nurse management certificate program can count toward a degree in nursing. Talk with School of Nursing RN to B.S. adviser Barbara Haberer about applying to the program. Call 814-865-2027 or e-mail bjh227@psu.edu

Nurse Management Certificate (12 Credits)

This credit program is designed for registered nurses who hold, or aspire to, nurse manager positions.

The certificate program in nurse management can enrich your knowledge of basic health care organizations and administration; the collection, analysis, and management of nursing data; concepts and techniques for managing nursing personnel; and concepts and techniques for enhancing nursing managerial behaviors.

Benefits

The certificate program in nurse management can set you apart from other registered nurses on the career ladder. It can give you the tools to be successful in midlevel managerial nursing positions. The courses fulfill the nursing elective component of Penn State's RN to B.S. program. (This degree program is offered online through Penn State World Campus.)

Admission Requirements

Enrollment in these courses is open to currently licensed registered nurses. All program courses must be taken for a letter grade, and students must maintain at least a C (2.0 grade-point) average to receive a Penn State certificate upon completing the program.

Program Curriculum

NURS 430 Organization and Administration for the Nurse Manager (3 credits)
Introduction to organizational theory and principles of practice in the administration of nursing services and patient care. Prerequisites: NURS 301, 302, 310, 320; or current and valid RN license for RN to B.S. majors

NURS 431 Data Management for Nurse Managers (3 credits)
Analysis of information systems to manage nursing service organizations; includes financial management, the budgeting processes, and productivity measurement. Prerequisites: NURS 301, 302, 310, 320; or current and valid RN license for RN to B.S. majors

NURS 432 Nursing Management of Human Resources (3 credits)
Mondays, February 15–April 26, 5:00–8:30 p.m.
On-site at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg
Human resource management and related factors in nursing service organizations. Prerequisites: NURS 301, 302, 310, 320; or current and valid RN license for RN to B.S. majors

NURS 433 Seminar for Nurse Managers (3 credits)
Focuses on the application of management principles in the role of the nurse manager. Prerequisites: NURS 301, 302, 310, 320; or current and valid RN license for RN to B.S. majors

Payment Options

There are many payment options available for Penn State students. Contact our Student Services staff with questions about payment, or visit the Paying for Your Education section for information about financial aid, scholarship opportunities, and other payment options. For up-to-date tuition rates, check the University's tuition schedule or consult an academic adviser.

Financial Aid

A financial aid adviser can review your options with you. Schedule an appointment by calling 814-865-5403 or 800-252-3592.

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