Program Certificate in Nursing Administration Online

Gain an all-encompassing understanding for administrating healthcare organizations with this Certificate in Nursing Administration. You can expand your career opportunities in as few as six months.

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Program Overview

Lamar Online Degree Tuition Cost
Total Program Cost
Lamar Program Duration
6 months
Program Duration
Degree Credit Hours Required
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Learn to successfully navigate the business of healthcare with the Lamar University Program Certificate in Nursing Administration. This program is ideal for nurses with a BSN or MSN in another field who want to prepare for higher-level roles.

Nurses who can utilize resources effectively to benefit healthcare organizations continue to be in high demand. In this ACEN-accredited certificate, you will gain credibility and valuable skills to improve the planning and organization of healthcare delivery, the ability to manage people and processes, and communication and leadership skills.

This affordable, accelerated nursing administration certificate covers directing and controlling healthcare delivery and in-depth development of your role as a nurse administrator. Other benefits: coursework counts toward your Lamar University MSN, and there are no clinicals or work experience associated with this certificate.

The Master of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and program certificates in nursing at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX, are accredited through 2025 by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Contact ACEN by mail at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, by phone at 404-975-5000 or visit

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The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing the Program Certificate in Nursing Administration. Our tuition is affordable, and can be paid by the course.

$2,916 Total program cost without leveling courses

Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice due to action by the Board of Regents or the Texas State Legislature.

Total program cost depends upon transfer hours and program advisement relevant to program requirements. For more information, contact a Lamar University enrollment specialist.

Financial Aid

Ready to get started on your degree program online but need help finding ways to fund your education? We can help you discover student financing sources that include grants, loans and other payment options. Learn more about financial aid here.


Our online Program Certificate in Nursing Administration features multiple start dates to accommodate your busy schedule. Find the start date that works best for you and apply before the application deadline associated with it.

Upcoming Start Dates:

Apply by:12/21/22
Start Class:1/17/23

8 week courses Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Payment Due Last Class Day
Fall 2 10/19/2022 09/28/2022 10/05/2022 10/10/2022 12/06/2022
Spring I 01/17/2023 12/21/2022 01/03/2023 01/09/2023 03/07/2023
Spring II 03/08/2023 02/15/2023 02/22/2023 02/27/2023 05/02/2023

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The online Program Certificate in Nursing Administration has specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.

Official Transcripts

Current RN License

Submit documentation of your current, unencumbered, state-issued nursing license.


BSN degree from an accredited university.

3.0 GPA

Cumulative from last 60 hours of undergraduate degree.

  • Current RN license
    • Submit documentation of your current, unencumbered, state-issued nursing license
  • Online application
    • Submit your application and one-time $25 application fee online
  • 3.0 GPA
    • Cumulative from last 60 hours
  • BSN degree
    • Undergraduate degree from an accredited university
  • No GRE or MAT required

Send all required documents to:

Lamar University Online Admissions
PO Box 10017
Beaumont, TX 77710


Submit electronically to [email protected]

*All applicants must submit official, sealed transcripts from each institution attended to the Admissions Office. All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution. Lamar University Office of Admissions will no longer require community college transcripts for graduate applicants. Official transcripts from all other institutions will be required. However, if a department or program wishes to review a community college transcript for decision purposes, the department or program may directly request the applicant to submit the official community college transcript(s) to the Office of Admissions for processing.


The Lamar University nursing administration certificate program consists of 9 credit hours. 

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Develop knowledge and skills relevant to leadership in healthcare organizations. Emphasis is on the role of the nurse as a nurse administrator.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Use quality improvement models as the foundation for directing and controlling healthcare delivery. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of human resources and budgeting processes.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Use midlevel change and systems theory as the foundation for planning and organizing healthcare delivery. Emphasis is placed on analysis of the mission, philosophy, strategic planning and organizational structures.

*Distance learning fee is included in the tuition listed.

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