Nursing Administration [Certificate]

Program Director:

Jenny Sauls, Director
Room 0243 Bldg CKNB
(615) 898-2437






The Nursing Administration Certificate program provides a formal program of study for master’s-prepared nurses interested in obtaining a credential allowing them to assume a management position in a health care setting. Content necessary in nursing administration-including health care finance, human resource management, and quality management in health care-is provided. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the national certification exam. This certificate is the optimal way for those already holding a master’s degree and desiring this specialization to gain marketability without having to complete an entire second master’s degree.

Application Procedures

Students are advised to contact the graduate program director in the School of Nursing before beginning the application procedure. Applications are due by 1 October for spring admission, 1 February for summer admission, and 1 April for fall admission.

NOTE: Applicants residing in Middle Tennessee (Bedford, Cannon, Cheatham, Coffee, Davidson, Dickson, Franklin, Giles, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Marshall, Maury, Montgomery, Moore, Perry, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Stewart, Wayne, Williamson, and Wilson County) are randomly assigned to one of the three TBR institutions in Middle Tennessee (APSU or TSU). Students who reside in one of these counties must first apply to the ROCC program at Students approved and assigned to MTSU will then apply to the MTSU College of Graduate Studies.

 Applicant must

  1. submit application with the appropriate application fee 
  2. submit official copies of transcripts;
  3. submit three signed letters of recommendation;
  4. submit an updated vita or resume;
  5. submit a copy of RN license;

Admission Requirements

Admission to the program is based on competitive selection from the pool of applicants who meet the College of Graduate Studies admission requirements from the designated home school.

Additional admission requirements for the Nursing Administration Certificate Program include:

  1. a master’s degree in nursing from an accredited program (NLNAC or CCNE);
  2. eligibility to practice as a registered nurse in Tennessee or the compact state in which clinical assignments are completed;
  3. overall GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale;
  4. TOEFL score of 600 if native language is not English;
  5. letters of recommendation from at least three persons (a minimum of one academic) familiar with the applicant’s academic and professional background and experience in nursing practice.

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Submit Application Materials to:

College of Graduate Studies
MTSU Box 42
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Test Codes for Middle Tennessee State University:
INFS - 6ZR-KJ-37
MBA (Full-time) - 6ZR-KJ-25
MBA (Part-time) - 6ZR-KJ-52
GRE 1466
MAT 1751
Praxis 1466
TOEFL 1466