Feb 28, 2024  
Mercy University 2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
Mercy University 2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Nursing Administration Advanced Certificate

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Susan Moscou Ph.D., MPH, FNP,  Associate Dean, Nursing
Post Licensure Programs 

Courses also offered online


The Nursing Administration Advanced Certificate program is designed to prepare the advanced practice nurse who holds a MS in Nursing degree.  The advanced certificate is an 18-credit program, which consists of one core course (3-credits), four specialization courses (12-credits), and a 120-hour practicum (3-credits).

Degree Requirements

Requirements for the Nursing Administration Program include: 

Core   3 credits
Specialization 12 credits 
Practicum   3 credits
Total 18 credits 

Nursing Administration

Admission Requirements

Please refer to the general requirements for admission and matriculation in the Admissions  section of the catalog. 

Copy of current RN registration in the U.S.A.

Transfer Credits

Graduate courses taken at other institutions prior to admission at Mercy University may, if pertinent to the plan of study, be credited to the graduate degree. Transfer credit is limited to three credits taken within the last five years in which the student has received a grade of B or above.

Transfer courses taken prior to admission will not be computed in the quality point average. 

Program Design

The program is designed for part-time students taking six credits per semester. The curriculum is organized so that administration specialization courses are offered prior to the practicum course. Core course (NURS 504) is offered hybrid (onsite & online).  All courses (core and specialization) are offered online.

Program Requirements

Requirements for matriculation and admission into the Master of Science Programs in Nursing include the following:

  • Students applying for acceptance to the Nursing program may complete the process using the Mercy University website http://www.mercy.edu.
  • Masters’ transcript with a nursing major from a professionally accredited program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.




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