Administrative Nursing Leadership Certificate
About the Program
The Administrative Nursing Leadership (ANL) certificate is designed to incorporate the Scope
and Standards for Nursing Administrators (2009) published
by the American Nurses Association (ANA). Administrative nursing synthesizes
the disciplines of nursing and management in order to efficiently
and effectively direct nursing operations in health care agencies
toward realization of the goals of both the profession and the
agency. The focus includes human resources,
fiscal management, leadership, strategic management, health informatics, and managerial functions of the
Consider this program if you are or wish to become a:
- Nursing Manager
- Nursing Director
- Program Manager/Coordinator
The 18-semester hour certificate program can be completed in
4 semesters of part-time study. The courses are conducted online.
The University of Illinois at Chicago Administrative Nurse Leadership Certificate complies with the U.S. Department of Education's Gainful Employment Statute requirements by disclosing the information to applicants regarding our Administrative Nursing Leadership (ANL) certificate programs.
Because the ANL certificate is a fully online program, students are assessed e-tuition. The current e-tuition rate (2012-2013) is $762 per credit hour.
The University of Illinois at Chicago Administrative Nurse Leadership
Certificate complies with the U.S. Department of Education's Gainful
Employment Statute requirements by disclosing the information to applicants
regarding our Administrative Nursing Leadership (ANL) certificate programs.
tuition, fees, books, supplies
and other anticipated education cost can be found on this page.
The educational costs listed are for the current academic year. Applicants
should anticipate similar costs for next year; however, annual increases to
tuition and fees should be expected. Also, there may be additional costs for
equipment such as computers or cameras that students choose to purchase to
enhance their education. Furthermore, please note that cost for licensing
and board certification examinations are not required for certification but
may be required in order to practice nursing in certain states. Applicants
to the certificate program are encouraged to contact the program directly
for information on educational costs they expect to incur each year of the
program and for any additional information regarding the program.
Estimated salaries information for nursing professions can be found on the
ONETwebsite using the appropriate SOC code.
11-9111.00 - Medical and Health Services Managers
The ANL certificate will prepare students to meet the continuing education requirements for the Nurse Executive certification exam offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Students who wish to sit for the exam will also need to demonstrate at least 24 months full time equivalent work experience in nursing administration in the last five years. Please click here for more information on the Nurse Executive certification exam.
Transition to Master’s Program
Students who successfully complete the ANL certificate and wish to pursue an MS in Administrative Studies in Nursing should submit an application to the College of Nursing. If admitted to the master's program, all 18 hours of the certificate course work can be applied to the degree. Students must receive a minimum grade of "B" in each course to be transferred, and only courses completed within five years prior to enrollment in the master's program can be considered for transfer credit.