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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing Leadership - Nursing and Organizational Leadership (CNOL) - Certificate

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24 credits

A Plan of Study is available on the Graduate Certificate in Nursing website.

This certificate program is designed for nurses who already have a graduate degree in nursing and wish to develop their knowledge and skills in the principles and practice of nursing administration and leadership. The certificate program requires completion of a 24-credit plan of study that prepares nurses for nurse administration and leadership roles in a variety of health care settings. All courses are offered using distance teaching strategies. GC graduates are prepared for eligibility for the American Organization for Nurse Leaders (AONL) exam to become certified as an Executive in Nursing Practice (CENP) or a nurse manager and leader (CNML) or certification for Nurse Executive (NE-BC) or the Nurse Executive, Advanced (NEA-BC) from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Certification may also require a certain number of years of experience in a formal leader position.

*Clinical hours may be tailored based on prior experiences.

Admission Prerequisite

Graduation from a nationally accredited graduate program in nursing.

Graduate Nursing Certificate Programs

Grounded in an environment of scholarship, the mission of the WSU Department of Nursing is to educate knowledgeable caring, ethical, creative, and accountable nurse leaders who provide person- and relationship-centered care for individuals, families, groups, communities and populations in a diverse society. This mission is based on the beliefs that:

  • a caring, diverse, and respectful community provides the best environment for students to learn how to care for themselves and others
  • optimal learning to care for self and others occurs in a caring, diverse and respectful community
  • faculty and students are accountable for maintaining and modeling professional standards of moral, ethical, and legal conduct
  • recognizing and valuing human diversity is essential to person- and relationship-centered care
  • individuals have different ways of knowing and learning about the world
  • creativity and innovation contribute to continuous quality improvement and sustainability
  • an enriched learning environment is the responsibility of faculty, staff, and students
  • effective nurse leaders engage in continuous professional development and lifelong learning

The Graduate Programs in Nursing offer six Graduate Certificate programs for nurses interested in post-nursing graduate education: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner ; Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist ; Family Nurse Practitioner Nurse Educator ; Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner ; or Nursing and Organizational Leadership .

Choose two

Learners will work with their advisor to create a individualized plan of study that meets student learning needs and career goals. 6 credits required.

Clinical hours: (1 clinical credit = 60 hours of contact time)

Nursing and Organizational Leadership (Certificate): 360 Clinical Hours

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