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The baccalaureate nursing program and master’s/post-master’s certificate programs at Cedar Crest College located in Allentown, Pennsylvania are accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia 30326 404-975-5000
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the baccalaureate nursing program and the master’s/post-master’s certificate programs is continuing accreditation.

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Post Master’s Certificate
Nurse Administrator

In the nurse administrator post master’s certificate program, you’ll learn to understand and evaluate the impact of nursing decisions; improve the effectiveness of your organization; lead and manage a diverse work force; develop collaborative relationships within your organization and community; and facilitate change.

Semester 1 (Spring)

MSN 541 Organization & Structure of Nursing Care Delivery Systems (3 credits; 14 weeks)
Semester 2 (Fall)

MSN 543 Resources for the Delivery of Nursing Care (4 credits [3 credits didactic; 1 credit clinical (56 clock hours)]; 14 weeks)

Semester 3 (Spring)

MSN 545 Nurse Administrator Practicum (6 credits [3 credits didactic; 3 credits clinical (168 clock hours)]; 14 weeks)

Master of Science in Nursing Program Goals

Integrate knowledge of theory and research to develop a comprehensive and ethical approach for nursing practice, education, and administration in a global society.

Utilize advanced clinical knowledge and skill to promote, maintain, and/or restore optimum wellness to clients.

Articulate the issues and trends that affect the social, economic, political, and institutional forces that influence nursing and health care delivery.

Critically appraise and utilize scientific, expert, and other sources of knowledge to ensure quality outcomes in the context of evidence-based practice.

Develop collaborative and interprofessional relationships to improve health outcomes in a variety of settings.

Nurse Administrator Expected Learning Outcomes (ELO)

Function effectively as a leader within a health care system.

Use systems thinking to evaluate the impact of nursing decisions on the health care organization as a whole.

Apply knowledge of health care policy, regulations, economics, budgeting, and finance to improve organizational effectiveness.

Lead and manage a diverse human workforce.

Develop collaborative relationships within the health care system, the community and academia.

Critically appraise best evidence to improve organizational effectiveness and patient outcomes.

Determine patient care quality improvement goals in accordance with national quality initiatives.

Use information systems to access and analyze data for use in planning for patient care and health care system processes.

Apply legal and ethical standards to health care operations.

Facilitate change within health care organizations.

Note: Adapted from the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and the American Nurses Association (ANA) Scope and Standards for Nurse Administrators