Post-Master’s Certificate in Nurse Executive
Note on Licensure
The post-master's certificate program in Nurse Executive, Nursing Education, or Nursing Informatics is not a licensure-leading program and will not prepare students as nurse practitioners.
Note on CCNE Certification
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing (BSN), master’s degree program in nursing (MSN), post-graduate APRN certificate program, and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Walden University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.ccneaccreditation.org).
- 28 total quarter credits
- Foundation course (3 credits)
- Specialization courses (25 credits)
- Optional practicum (5 credits)
- Students may take this as a non-degree course.
The recommended course sequence is as follows:
NURS 6002 - Perspectives on Graduate Study for Advanced Nursing PracticeOR
NURS 6003 - Perspectives on Graduate Study for Advanced Nursing Practice
NURS 6201 - Leadership in Nursing and Healthcare
NURS 6211 - Finance and Economics in Healthcare Delivery
NURS 6221 - Managing Human Resources
NURS 6231 - Healthcare Systems and Quality Outcomes
NURS 6241 - Strategic Planning in Healthcare Organizations
NURS 6600 - Capstone Synthesis PracticumOptional
Note on Field Experience and Relocating
Students who are considering relocating are advised to contact their student success advisor prior to any decision to relocate in order to determine how relocation may impact progress in their program. Advisors can provide information and guidance on how relocating may result in possible changes, restrictions, and/or additional requirements affecting field experience. Each Board of Nursing and Higher Education Authority governs the field experience rules and regulations in their respective states, and students may be unable to complete field experience in the state in which they plan to relocate. While Walden is committed to working collaboratively with students to secure field sites across the United States, it is imperative that students contact their student success advisor immediately when considering relocating.