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  • Post-Bachelor's Certificate in Leadership in Health Systems Management


    This accredited online certificate program provides a four-course grouping of classes from the MSN in Nursing Leadership in Health Systems Management curriculum. These classes provide essential skills for supervisory and management positions that help professionals perform in their expanded roles and grow as emerging leaders.

    Upon completion of the program, students will have 12 graduate level credits from an CCNE approved Master's in Nursing Program that can be used towards a master's degree at Drexel or any other university.

    For questions, please contact:

    Amy Pelak Rothstein
    Student Services Manager 


    Required Courses 
    NURS 557Leadership and Stewardship in the Health Professions3.0
    NURS 558Economics of Healthcare Management & Policy3.0
    NURS 559Operations Management in Contemporary Healthcare Organizations3.0
    Select one of the following:3.0
    NURS 562
    Workforce Management in Healthcare Organizations 
    NURS 564
    The Business of Healthcare 
    NURS 567
    Strategic Management: Power, Politics and Influence in Healthcare Systems 
    Total Credits12.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from program fully accredited by National League of Nursing (NLN) and/or American Association Colleges of Nursing (AACN.) The accrediting body for NLN is ACEN and the accrediting body for the American Association Colleges of Nursing is CCNE.
    • 2.75 GPA or above on all previous coursework
      • Current, unrestricted United States RN license

      Required Documents

      • A completed application
      • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
      • Personal statement (800 to 1,600 words) that will give the admissions committee a better understanding of:
        • Why you are choosing this particular track
        • How your current work experience will enhance your experience in this program, and
        • Your plans upon completing the degree
      • Resume
      • A copy of your United States RN license (License verification from your nursing license registry website is acceptable)
      • Additional requirements for International Students

      How to Submit Supporting Documents


      The tuition rate for the academic year 2014-2015 is $861 per credit. (A 10% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $956 per credit)

      This rate applies only to new online matriculated students. Students receiving special tuition plans with Drexel Online may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.

      This program is not currently eligible for Federal Financial Aid, however, we offer tuition reduction through our network of partner companies and organizations, and for Drexel University alumni and those in the military.


      Academic Calendar

      Classes Begin 
      Classes End 
      Exams Begin 
      Exams End 

      Fall 2014     

      September 22, 2014

      December 5, 2014

      December 8, 2014

      December 13, 2014

      Winter 2015 

      January 5, 2015

      March 16, 2015

      March 17, 2015

      March 21, 2015

      Spring 2015 

      March 30, 2015

      June 8, 2015

      June 9, 2015

      June 12, 2015

      Summer 2015 

      June 22, 2015

      August 29, 2015

      September 1, 2015

      September 5, 2015

      Apply today for a Post-Bachelors Certificate in Leadership in Health Systems Management

      Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online!


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