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Expand Your Nursing Career Options with an Online Certificate in Nursing Management

If you are a nurse who aspires to a supervisory role, this 12-credit online certificate program can help you demonstrate your initiative and learn management skills, as you enhance the credentials on your resume. This program can also provide you with an understanding of the basics of health care organizations and administration; show you how to analyze and manage health care data; and help you apply the latest techniques of personnel management while studying online, at your convenience.

Why an Online Certificate through Penn State

Earn a recognized credential — The Undergraduate Certificate in Nursing Management is an outreach program of the highly-respected Penn State College of Nursing and delivered online through the innovative World Campus.

Build a solid foundation — As a graduate of the nursing management certificate program, you can apply up to 6 certificate credits toward Penn State's online RN to BSN degree. In addition, courses in the certificate program may be applicable toward graduate work and may satisfy continuing professional education requirements.

Usable skills — The 12 credits in the online nursing management certificate include classes on data management, human resources, and organization — the type of information that you can apply immediately to demonstrate your competency, leadership, and management potential.

Who Should Apply?

If you have a valid RN license and you wish to enhance your professional credentials or take courses that will provide an introduction to the bachelor of science in nursing degree program, Penn State College of Nursing's online nursing management certificate program was designed for you.

Career Opportunities for Graduates

Expand your clinical and technical abilities and gain the skills you need to successfully advance in your career. Potential career opportunities for graduates of the program include:

  • department manager
  • manager of health information
  • service manager
  • nursing manager