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Washington State University

Certificate in Nursing Leadership

Certificate Overview

If you are completing this track, you may take additional course work and apply for a graduate certificate in either Nursing Leadership, Nursing Education, or Public Health. Please contact the graduate program office for additional information.

Admission Criteria for Nursing Leadership Certificate

  • Applicants are required to have a bachelor’s degree in nursing or a bachelor’s degree in another field AND a master’s degree in nursing from an accredited program
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • GRE is not required
  • Successful completion of a general statistics course
  • Favorable recommendations regarding practice and potential for graduate work in nursing
  • Students must hold a current, unencumbered RN license in each state or United States territory where practice or clinical experiences occur.
  • Written goal statement congruent with program’s philosophy and focus
  • Completion of a written interview
  • Minimum of 1 year of nursing practice preferred


CourseTitleCreditsGraded or S/U
NURS 565Information Management for Clinical Practice 3Graded
NURS 576Organizational Systems & Leadership 3Graded
NURS 553Practicum in Organizational Systems & Leadership 3Graded
NURS 591
Mixed Methods for Program Planning, Implementation & Outcome Evaluation3

Total Credits12



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