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Post Master's Certificate

Post Master's Certificate
Nursing Leadership & Administration


May 6th

8 Mo.

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Post Master's Certificate

Post Master's Certificate
Nursing Leadership & Administration

Bolster your professional nursing credentials with Herzing

AccreditationAccredited by the Higher Learning Commission
ClinicalsWe pledge your clinical placement!
Format100% online classes
CertificationBecome eligible to apply for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Nurse Executive Certification Examination or the American Organization of Nursing Leaders (AONL) Executive Nursing Practice Certification1
QuickPathsTransfer credit, stackable credentials, and adaptive learning technology build a faster pathway to a higher education with Herzing University
Nurse Executive Who Went from MSN to Nursing Leadership Working with Healthcare Staff

Over 90%

Satisfaction rate

Our overall student satisfaction rate, according to the 2022 Herzing Graduate Survey.

Over 90%

Satisfaction rate

Our overall student satisfaction rate, according to the 2022 Herzing Graduate Survey.

Post Master's Certificate - Nursing Leadership & Administration

PMC in Nursing Leadership & Administration

The Post Master's Certificate in Nursing Leadership and Administration is a 16-credit post-graduate program which prepares you for a career as an executive or administrator in nursing. The online degree program provides students with fundamental knowledge and skills in technology and nursing informatics, healthcare economics, finance and resource management, leading and managing in complex organizations, and much more.

Career-focused curriculum

Discover the crucial knowledge and skills required to succeed in your work and build a foundation for continued career growth.

Flexible schedule

We work hard to help you maintain school-life balance, striving to be as flexible as possible for busy non-traditional students.

Virtual services

Access to extensive virtual services, including academic advising, tutoring, support services, technical support and library services.

Lifelong support

We support your ongoing career advancement by providing comprehensive, personalized student services with lifelong career coaching.

Rolling admissions

No application deadlines to worry about. Apply when you’re ready and prepare to get started soon.

Classes Start May 6th

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Classes & curriculum details

Our post master’s curriculum includes MSN core courses designed to help you learn what it means to be a decision maker influencing big-picture organizational changes. Study and training include analysis of the impact of regulatory healthcare agencies, the evolving healthcare landscape, and ethical and legal principles regarding healthcare delivery to diverse populations.

All lecture classes are delivered online, and the program includes 135 total clinical hours. Our goal is to prepare you best to succeed in your work in nursing leadership and administration.

Post Master's Certificate Nursing Leadership and Administration (PMCNLA)816

i. Average number of months for students to complete the program attending full-time

Required Courses in Nursing Leadership and Administration Certificate Program

16.00 semester credit hours are required. NU 610, NU 621, and NU 636 will be required if not completed successfully with the prior Master of Science in Nursing degree.

Tuition & Cost

Tuition & Cost

The cost of tuition for the Post Master's in Nursing Leadership and Administration program is $615 per credit.

You can potentially earn even greater savings by transferring credit from prior college coursework, applying for financial aid, or potential partnership opportunities through your employer.

Our goal is your career advancement. That’s why we are always working to improve our curriculum and processes to make our program as affordable as possible while preparing you best for success in your work.

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 Scholarships & Financial Aid

You may be eligible for multiple scholarships and grants, both through Herzing University and several national scholarship websites.

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 Military/Veteran Discounts

Veterans, Active Duty U.S. Servicemembers, and spouses may qualify for a 10% tuition discount or tuition reduction to $250 per credit.

VA/Military benefits 


Admission Prerequisites

The post master’s nursing leadership and administration certificate program is open to registered nurses who:

  1. Possess a Master of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited university or college
  2. Hold a current, active and unrestricted license as a registered nurse in the state in which they live (Note: Holding a multi-state, compact state license and being a resident in a compact license state will be deemed to have met this requirement).

Eligible states for enrollment: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and the District Of Columbia.

MSN Clinical Placement Pledge Herzing Badge

Your clinical placement is our pledge.

We understand securing clinical placement as part of a post master's certificate in nursing leadership and administration program is one of the biggest concerns students face. At Herzing, we offer guidance and support through our step-by-step Clinical Guidance Process to ensure you can get the clinical practice experiences you need.

As a Herzing student, we’ll encourage you to find your own preceptor and clinical sites as there are many benefits to doing so. However, we provide extensive support should you find difficulty along the way. With Herzing, you are never on your own.

Because of our strong relationships with healthcare providers across the U.S. and our comprehensive Clinical Guidance Process, we are confident in our ability to help you find clinical placement. So much so that if you are unable to find a clinical site on your own, we pledge to step in and help you secure clinical placement.*

* Subject to terms and conditions outlined in the enrollment documents.

Classes Start May 6th

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Advance your nursing career to the next level

Become the change you’ve always wanted to see. Earning a graduate certificate and adding to your nursing credentials complements your unique skillset and experience as a nurse, equipping you well for your next career step towards a managerial position.

Graduating from this post-graduate certificate program can help you qualify for job opportunities including:

  • Nurse Leader
  • Nurse Executive
  • Nurse Administration
  • Chief Nursing Officer
  • Chief Nurse Executive

How can I continue to advance my career? Herzing offers multiple educational pathways to prepare you for the next big job opening. We offer post master’s certificates in additional nursing concentrations, as well as MBA options for students seeking a role more heavily focused in business administration (including a healthcare management concentration).

Job outlook


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical health and service managers, including nurse administrators, is expected to rise 28% from 2022-2032, much faster than the average across all U.S. occupations.*

Now is an excellent time to begin earning the education you need to compete for jobs in this rapidly growing field.


Frequently Asked Questions

We offer multiple options for current nurses of all types, including pathways for ASN/ADN, BSN, and MSN degree holders.

View our available online Nursing Leadership and Administration programs.

With Herzing University you are never alone. It’s our goal to provide all students an affordable, career-driven education. Financial aid options include:

You can find an estimate for tuition and expenses by using the Herzing University tuition wizard.

There are many different types of nursing leadership styles with varying levels of effectiveness depending on the working environment, including:

  • Democratic
  • Transformational
  • Authoritarian (or "autocratic")
  • Transactional
  • Laissez-faire