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The Nursing Administration Advanced Certificate is designed to prepare the advanced practice nurse who holds a MS in Nursing degree. The advanced certificate is an 18-credit program, which consists of one core course (3-credits), four specialization courses (12-credits), and a 120-hour practicum (3-credits). 

Admissions Requirements

  • Master’s degree in nursing from an accredited college or university 
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • GPA of 3.0 or above 
  • Applicants with international education are required to have their earned credits evaluated by NACES to be comparable to United States standards. 
  • Copy of currently registered and unencumbered RN License 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a New York State RN license?

If you are a permanent resident of another state, have an active RN license in that state and plan to do your clinical practicum experiences in that state, you will not have to obtain a New York State RN license UNLESS your State Board of Nursing does not permit students enrolled in programs out-of-state to do their practicum in their resident state. If you are not sure, you can check with the Clinical Coordinator at Mercy College.

What local partnerships does Mercy College have?

Mercy College has partnered with Suburban Hospital Alliance member hospitals, New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) and 119 Local Heath Care Workers to bring affiliates discounted tuition rates of 15% at Mercy College.

Learn more about the Suburban Hospital Alliance and the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA).

How do I apply?

Students are able to apply with the Mercy College Graduate Application.

Program Details & Curriculum

Curriculum Overview

Nursing Administration Advanced Certificate Curriculum:

NURS 504 - Bio & Emp (3 credits)
NURS 638 - HC and HR (3 credits)
NURS 644 - Finance (3 credits)
NURS 646 - Strategic Plan (3 credits)
NURS 648 - Measuring Org (3 credits)
NURS 700 - Practicum (3 credits)