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Nurse Executive Leader Certificate

The Nurse Executive Leader Certificate program prepares the post baccalaureate registered nurse for the multi-dimensions of administrative responsibilities within a variety of health care environments.  The Nurse Executive Leader curriculum extends and enhances the Bachelor prepared Registered Nurse's knowledge, skill and performance as a healthcare leader in a wide variety of clinical and administrative environments.  The course work prepares the student for the Nurse Executive, Board Certification exam upon completion of administrative employment requirements.

Application Deadline

Summer - May 1

Note: If program capacity is met prior to established admission deadlines, we will stop accepting applications for admission and cancel remaining incomplete applicants. Completing your application earlier is better.

Quick Facts

Online program, no campus visit required
Program begins summer semester
Program length 18 semester hours
Certificate completed in three semesters
BSN required
No entrance test required

Program Questions?

Elaina Butler
Nursing Graduate Programs 
Office Administrator
706-867-2997

Select Your Student Type for Requirements and Application Steps

Certificate Non-Degree

Requirements:

  • Hold a current, unencumbered active RN license in a state or territory of the United States
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or higher degree in nursing from a regionally accredited, four year institution with a nationally accredited school of nursing with at least a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) calculated in accordance with Graduate Admissions procedures.
  • Hold a mid-level administrative or higher position (e.g. nurse manager, supervisor, director, assistant director) is recommended.
  • Required Supplemental Document
    • Current professional resume

Applying to UNG

Submit the Graduate Admissions online application.

Please allow three business days after submitting your application for processing. You will receive an email from grads@ung.edu after your application has been reviewed for accuracy and updated with submitted documents. Please do not check your application status prior to receiving an email from this office as your online application checklist will not accurately reflect the required items for your program of interest.

  • Select Graduate Level Certificates-Nurse Executive Leader Certificate.
  • Non-refundable application fee of $40.
  • Pay with a credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) or electronic check (U.S. banks only) when completing the online application.
  • Include check or money order payable to UNG when submitting a paper application.
  • Required supplemental document(s) may be uploaded with your application or emailed to grads@ung.edu.

Submit one set of transcripts from each institution confirming bachelor's or master’s degree.

  • Official paper transcripts are accepted if submitted from the issuing institution and mailed to University of North Georgia Admissions Imaging Center, P.O. Box 1358, Gainesville, GA 30503-1358. Student paper transcripts are accepted only when issued to the student in a sealed envelope and submitted to Graduate Admissions unopened.
  • Electronic transcripts should be submitted to grads@ung.edu.
  • Official transcripts are accepted directly from the issuing institution via postal mail or electronically to grads@ung.edu. Student transcripts are accepted only when issued to the student in a sealed envelope and submitted to Graduate Admissions unopened.
  • International transcripts must have a course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Official evaluations must include certification that the applicant's course work and degrees earned are equivalent to course work and degrees earned from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States and include a cumulative grade point average.  Evaluations should be submitted from the evaluation service to Graduate Admissions.
  • Transcripts of coursework completed in-residence at UNG will be obtained by Graduate Admissions.

 

Board of Regents’ policy requires all applicants accepted for admission or readmission to UNG seeking in-state for tuition classification provide validation of residency and lawful presence in both the state of Georgia and the United States.

Appeal of Graduate Admission

A candidate whose application is denied has the right to appeal the decision.
Appeals must be submitted to:

Graduate Admissions
University of North Georgia
82 College Circle
Dahlonega, GA 30597-1001 
grads@ung.edu

  • Appeal letter should clearly state the grounds for appeal. 
  • Students whose appeals are granted will be admitted as provisional students.
  • Students are not eligible for financial aid while taking courses under a provisional admission status.
  • Students may not appeal for regular admission.

Notice Regarding Online Offerings

In compliance with state authorization for the delivery of distance education, UNG online courses, degrees and certificate programs are not available in some states. If you are not a Georgia resident, email onlineapproval@ung.edu to check program availability in your state. This email address is exclusively for questions regarding state authorization of online offerings. Other inquiries should be directed to the academic department offering the online program or to Graduate Admissions.

International applicants who must be issued an F-1 visa by UNG to enter the United States to attend school may not apply for completely online programs or part-time programs (less than nine hours fall and spring semesters).

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