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Nursing Administrative Leadership Certificate

Take your nursing career to the next level.

The Post-Baccalaureate certificate in Nursing Administrative Leadership is a dynamic way for nursing professionals to gain upward mobility in the healthcare environment.


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May 20

Learn more about the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs as well as the Post-Baccalaureate and Post-Master's certificate options at Florida Southern.

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Monday, May 10, 2021

Students are advised to submit applications as early as possible to assure optimal admission consideration.

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Nursing Administrative Leadership

The Nursing Administrative Leadership track is designed to provide current and aspiring nurse managers and clinical nurse leaders with the skills and knowledge necessary to guide daily operations in a variety of healthcare settings.

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Program Details


This program meets once on campus at the beginning of each semester, with the remaining program delivered online.

  • Official transcripts of all academic work
  • BSN from a regionally-accredited institution and a CCNE, CNEA, or ACEN accredited nursing program
  • Professional Statement (no more than two pages, single spaced in length). Statement should highlight relevant work history and immediate and long term professional goals as an advanced-practice nurse. Statement should also demonstrate an understanding of the scope of an advanced-practice nurse and be specific to the MSN track selected.
  • Current Résumé
  • Three Letters of Recommendation: It is preferred that the applicant submit a variety of references (one from a master's prepared nurse, one from a college-level faculty member who has had them in class or was a program advisor, and one from a current or recent supervisor/employer). However, if attaining any of these specific types of references proves to be a hardship, the committee will consider three strong nursing-related references.
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework.
  • Required prerequisite courses completed with a “C” or better: health assessment, nursing research or evidence-based practice, and statistics or biostatistics course.
  • Proof of current active licensure as a registered nurse in the state of Florida.
  • Personal interview required for eligible candidates
  • *Completion of a criminal background check, proof of immunization, and ten-panel drug screen (if admitted)


Due to SEVIS guidelines, we cannot consider international students for this track due to the fully online delivery method.

Course descriptions are available in the academic catalog.

Academic Catalog
Curriculum - 15 hours
Course Number Course Description
NUR 5250 Evidence Translation and Quality Improvement for Advanced Nursing Practice
NUR 5550 Complex Healthcare Systems Operations Management
NUR 5575 Human Capital Management
NUR 5600 Applied Healthcare Economics and Financial Management
NUR 5675 Strategic and Operational Planning in Healthcare

Florida Southern College reserves the right to revise fee schedules.

2020-2021 - Effective August 18, 2020

Base Required Fees Cost
Tuition Per Credit Hour $610
Technology fee per semester is based on credit hours enrolled $30 to $120

*Tuition will be billed prior to the beginning of each semester based on credit hours. Tuition must be paid by the first day of class.

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Kimberly Smith

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