Graduate Certificates

Post-Baccalaureate Options

Are you a BSN prepared nurse who is thinking about your next career steps? Maybe your employer has tapped you to take on a new leadership role, or you have been asked to become an adjunct faculty in nursing. The post-baccalaureate certificates in Nursing Education or Nursing Administration may be just what you need to get started.

In the Nursing Education track, you will learn all about the field of nursing education, encompassing teaching, curriculum, evaluation, and more. This certificate lets you explore the specialty and gain a credential—which can be directly applied to the MSN.

Through the Nursing Administration track, you’ll gain skills that are directly applicable to leadership roles in health care today. It’s a great way to earn a recognized credential from IU that can be applied to the MSN.

This program offers knowledge and skills in your specialty track of interest. In addition, the final practicum course provides an opportunity for you to work with a mentor, allowing you to apply what you have learned in the real world.

After completing the program, all courses can be counted toward an MSN degree. Also, you have the option to apply to the MSN at any time during the course of your certificate program.

Each specialty track consists of courses totaling 15 credit hours divided as follows:

L574 Administration Management – 3 Credits
N504 Leadership for Advanced Nursing Practice – 3 Credits
L350 Legal Environment of Health Care - 3 Credits
L671 Financial Management – 3 Credits
L579 Nursing Administration Practicum – 3 Credits

T670 Teaching in Nursing – 3 Credits
T615 Curriculum in Nursing – 3 Credits
T617 Evaluation in Nursing – 3 Credits
T619 Computer Technologies for Nursing Educators – 3 Credits
T679 Nursing Education Practicum – 3 Credits

  • Graduation from an accredited Baccalaureate Degree program in Nursing.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Valid, unrestricted RN license in the state where practicum will be completed.
  • At least one year experience as RN or currently working as a RN.
  • Submit an Official College Transcript (Degree granting and graduate courses if applicable).
  • Apply online as a non-degree graduate student.
  • Call (765) 455-9308 for help with the application process.
  • Submission of the following:
    • Personal Statement - See application for directions
    • Provide two professional references - See application for directions
    • CV/Resume
    • Application Fee of $40

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