Pennsylvania State University

World Campus

Nurse Administrator(Graduate Certificate)



Program Information

Degree Offered:

Graduate Certificate in Nurse Administrator

Format: Online

Program Description:

As medical conditions become increasingly complex across our population, nurses will continue to be an integral part of the overall care of patients. However, nurses with the ability to lead and manage people, and who also possess the knowledge of how to improve the business processes in a hospital or health system, will be in high demand.

With the completely online format of the 9-credit graduate certificate, you don't need to put your life on hold to continue your nursing education. This certificate supports the unique needs of working adults, like you, who are juggling full-time jobs, families, and other commitments.

The flexible learning format is combined with a highly relevant, dynamic curriculum taught by respected faculty from Penn State's College of Nursing. The courses will cover important concepts such as health care economics and policy; nurse leadership roles, concepts, and theories; and human resources in health care organizations. As you progress through the courses, you'll gain new skills and knowledge of best practices that you can apply immediately in your current work environment to help improve your health care organization's effectiveness.

And, most importantly, you're never alone as a student in Penn State's online nursing programs. Our online campus connects you with highly regarded faculty from the Penn State College of Nursing, fellow students, caring advisers, and other experts who will support you during every step of your education.


Penn State is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $761 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 40,000+