Dec 03, 2023  

Nursing Executive Leadership Post-Masters Certificate

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Graduate Certificate

The Post Master’s Certificate in Nursing Executive Leadership provides a formal program of study for students who hold a Master of Science in Nursing degree in another specialty. The program prepares nurses for management and executive nursing roles in various healthcare settings. 

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. 

Additional admission requirements for the Nursing Executive Leadership Post-Master’s Certificate Program include: 

  1. A Master’s degree in nursing from a nursing accredited program (e.g. CCNE). 
  2. Eligibility to practice as a Registered Nurse in Tennessee or in an approved state in which clinical assignments are completed. Appropriate licensure/authorization must be obtained during the first semester following admission to the program. 
  3. Overall G.P.A. of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale 
  4. Applicants for whom English is not their primary language are required to meet the University’s minimum required TOEFL score. 
  5. A written document prepared by the applicant that includes a resume, a discussion of prior professional experience, future career goals, and reasons for pursuing graduate study. 
  6. 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, specifying in detail the applicant’s capabilities for graduate study and for future practice as an advanced practice nurse. 


Graduation Requirements

Completion of all courses within 5 calendar years.

Retention Requirements

  1. Students in the Loewenberg College of Nursing graduate program must comply with all retention standards of the University of Memphis Graduate School. 
  2. Students must earn a grade of “B” or better in all clinical and lab courses (NURS 7102 NURS 7207 NURS 7209 NURS 7307 NURS 7309 NURS 7602 NURS 7604 NURS 7606 NURS 7609 NURS 7908 NURS 7909 ) in order to graduate. 
  3. Academic disqualification from the graduate nursing major will occur when the student: 

    fails to maintain a 3.0 GPA in graduate school. 

    fails to earn a grade of “B” (3.0) or better when repeating a course. 

    willfully misrepresents patient data or clinical practice. 

    willfully places any patient in physical or emotional jeopardy. 

    fails to maintain an active, unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse in Tennessee or license to practice in an approved state in which clinical assignments are to be completed. 

    fails to disclose a felony conviction. 

    fails to disclose disciplinary action or diversion by any board of nursing (or equivalent). 

    fails to complete all degree requirements within five years of entering graduate nursing coursework. 

  4. All requirements for the MSN degree must be completed in 5 calendar years. 

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