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Post-Masters Certificate Program in Nursing & Healthcare Management
  • For Nursing Masters and Post-Masters students
  • 5 graduate courses (includes 2 practica in management)
  • Experienced, dedicated faculty
  • Practicum experiences are planned specifically for student’s career goals
  • KSU Certificate awarded
  • Recorded on permanent KSU transcript
  • Quality educational experience, reasonable tuition, convenient scheduling

Eligible Applicants: For students currently in a masters nursing program, or post-masters graduates.

Purpose: The program prepares students to develop and expand their management knowledge and skills, whatever their current work position.  Can enhance professional effectiveness at work for those not functioning primarily in a leadership role. 

Program Description: The five program courses are entirely focused on management skills and functioning.  Courses augment knowledge gained from undergraduate and graduate nursing courses by adding new material specific to management activities: budgeting; human resource management; understanding organizational structures, processes, and design, including strategy formulation, organizational theory and culture, interorganizational relationships, technology, and managing organizational change; interpersonal relationships, group dynamics, and leadership; managing organizational politics and conflict; and practice/mentoring experiences with selected health care leaders.

With the exception of the two management practicum experiences, all courses are offered in the evenings or are web-based. 

Curriculum: The curriculum includes five 3-credit hour courses and is designed for part-time students.
Prerequisites for the Program: a BSN and a masters degree in nursing* or other discipline.
Following is the recommended sequencing of courses.

Course

Credit hours

College/Dept.

Semester availability

BAD 64271, Human Resource Management

N60315, Budgetary and Fiscal Management for Nurses

BAD 64270, Organizational Analysis
Prerequisite to N65092 & 65192

N65092, Nursing & Health Care Management Practicum 1

N65192, Nursing & Health Care Management Practicum 2

Total Credit Hours:

3

3

3

3

3

15

College of Business Administration

College of Nursing

College of Business Administration

College of Nursing

College of Nursing

Spring or Summer Semesters

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

*Certificate program may be taken concurrent with the completion of a master’s degree.

Plan of Study

Application Information: Applications for admission to post-masters study may be obtained from the Graduate Office in the College of Nursing.  KSU MSN graduates will need to complete a “Re-application for Admission” form.  Masters graduates from other schools of nursing must complete an application for graduate study, including submission of official transcripts.  Currently enrolled masters students should call/stop at the Graduate Office for application information:

College of Nursing, Graduate Office
Box 5190
Kent State University
Kent, OH  44242-0001
Phone: 330-672-8762;  Fax: 330-672-2433
Email: msn@kent.edu

Completed admission application deadlines are as follows: July 1, 2012 for Fall Semester; Spring 2012 admission is now closed.

For questions about the program, contact the Program Director:

Susan H. Taft, PhD, RN
Associate Professor and Director, MSN-MBA/MPA Dual Degree Programs
KSU phone: 330672-8839;  Home office phone: 216-595-9011; 
email: staft@kent.edu

We look forward to hearing from you!

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