Certificate - Post-Masters In Nursing

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate

Program Description

Bryan College of Health Sciences offers two Post-Master’s in Nursing (Post-MSN) Certificates: one in Nursing Education and one in Nursing Leadership. Each certificate is a 17 credit hour course of study including two practica.

The Post-MSN Certificates are distance programs that provide synchronous video meetings and independent learning opportunities. The Nurse Educator track prepares graduates for teaching positions in academia, staff development, patient education, and continuing education. The Nursing Leadership track prepares graduates for multiple roles in management, administration, and leadership. Certificate students will integrate into courses with students who are working toward their MSN.

This program prepares the graduate to apply management principles including leadership and management skills in the healthcare setting. The Certificate in Healthcare Management program consists of four, three-credit courses and a one credit-hour field experience. The program can be completed part-time and is designed for completion in two years or less.

Admission Requirements

Each individual who applies for admission to the Post-Master’s in Nursing graduate certificate program is evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • MSN from a program with accreditation from ACEN, CCNE, or CNEA
  • GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in MSN
  • Official college transcripts from MSN program
  • Current, unencumbered license as a professional registered nurse
  • Two professional references: Prefer one from applicant’s MSN program faculty and one from applicant’s supervisor
  • Statement of your professional goals for attaining this certificate. Not to exceed one page.

Applicants for whom English is a learned language are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) proficiency exam and score of 550 PBT, or 79 iBT or better. Exemptions for the English proficiency requirement are granted for non-native speakers who have received a high school diploma or more advanced degree either from an accredited U.S. institution or from an institution outside the U.S. at which English is the official language of instruction. (School code: 6058)

At-large Course Limit

Students may apply up to three courses, nine credits, taken at-large to post-MSN certificates.

Time to Certificate Completion

Post-MSN certificates must be completed within four years of admission.


All certificate coursework must be taken at Bryan College of Health Sciences.


The coursework for the Post-MSN Certificates is delineated below.

Total Credits