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Gain leadership skills and earn professional development credit with our nursing management certificate program, a four-course series that covers the comprehensive aspects of the nurse manager role.


This program offers:

—accelerated courses held every other week for fourteen weeks, paired with online instruction for optimal convenience

—a theoretical and practical foundation for a nurse leader

—courses that can be taken individually to satisfy 15 contact hours toward Act 58 requirements

—courses that are aligned with the core curriculum and competencies for nurse managers, developed by the American Organization of Nurse Executives

—up to two courses that can be used as electives in Penn State’s RN to B.S. degree program


Set yourself apart from other registered nurses on the career ladder by gaining the tools needed for nurse manager positions. Courses focus on the collection, analysis, and management of nursing data; concepts and techniques for managing nursing personnel; and concepts and techniques for enhancing nursing managerial behaviors.


Program Details:

Video Learning Network courses originate from a live classroom and are broadcast in high-definition to classrooms around the state. As a participant, you will be able to communicate with the instructor and interact with students at the campuses at all times.


Nursing Management of Human Resources (NURS 432) (3 credits)

Human resource management and related factors in nursing service organizations

Saturdays, August 27–December 3, 2011 (no classes on November 19 or November 26) 9:00 a.m.–noon


Seminar for Nurse Managers (NURS 433) (3 credits)

Course focuses on the application of management principles in the role of the nurse manager.

Saturdays, August 27–December 3, 2011 (no classes on November 19 or November 26) 1:00–4:00 p.m.


Data Management for Nurse Managers (NURS 431) (3 credits)

Analysis of information systems to manage nursing service organizations; includes financial management, the budgeting process, and productivity measurement.

Saturdays, January 14–April 14, 2012 (no classes on March 3 or March 10) 1:00–4:00 p.m.


Organization and Administration for the Nurse Manager (NURS 430) (3 credits)

Introduction to organizational theory and principles of practice in the administration of nursing services and patient care.

Saturdays, January 14–April 14, 2012 (no class on March 3 or March 10) 9:00 a.m.–noon


Click here for more information, or contact Diane Lewis McAloon at 610-285-5066 or dmcaloon@psu.edu.