Management Certificate for Nursing
Program Requirements
Professor leading his class The Management Certificate for Nursing in intended for current MSN and DNP students at Valparaiso University who want to add a management component to their graduate studies. The program is also open to applicants who are not enrolled in a VU graduate nursing program but who have a BSN degree and wish to take a set of courses to increase their management education and abilities.


Management Certificate for Nursing
15 credits
MBA 501 Foundations in Economics
2 cr
MBA 504 Business Law
2 cr
MBA 510 Financial Accounting
2 cr
MBA 520 Financial Management
2 cr
MBA 530 Marketing Management
2 cr
MBA 550 Psychological Foundations of Management
2 cr
NUR 662 Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing
3 cr

Should a student already have an undergraduate or graduate course equivalent to one or more of the above courses, appropriate MBA 600 or 700 level classes may be substituted.

Criteria for Admission
Admission to the program is selective and requires the applicant meet the standard admission criteria of the College of Business Administration and the Graduate School. In addition, applicants should have successfully completed a college level statistics course within the past 5 years. Current MSN and DNP students at VU who are in good standing will be considered for admission following:

  • Review of a Management Certificate for Nursing application;
  • Review of VU graduate transcript.

Students who are not MSN or DNP students at VU should remit the $30.00 application fee, and arrange to have undergraduate and any graduate transcripts and one letter of reference submitted on their behalf.

  • Management Certificate for Nursing application;
  • Official transcripts of all prior undergraduate and graduate coursework.  If you have received an undergraduate or graduate degree from Valparaiso University, you are not required to submit an official transcript from Valparaiso University;
  • One letter of reference submitted on their behalf;
  • Application Fee: $30.

For more information about the Management Certificate for Nursing program
Interested students should request an information packet from the Graduate School through our website or by e-mailing

Valparaiso University College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Valparaiso University College of Business Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business (AACSB).

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Title IV Information for Certificate Programs

The Valparaiso University Graduate School and Department of Continuing Education, in compliance with the Gainful Employment Disclosure Act, presents this information to you on our Title IV Eligible certificate programs.

CIP Code:  52.1301
Number of Weeks Allowed for Completion:  72
Credit Hours:  15
Type:  Semester
Tuition Fees:  $8520
Book Fees:  $1050
Additional Fees:  $100 per semester
Credits Transferrable to Degree Program:  Yes
Students Completing Program in 2006-2011 in Time Allowed:  0
Total Students Enrolled in 2010 - 2011: 0
Median Loan Debt: 0
SOC Code: 11.9190
            Classification: Misc. Managers all other Occupations
Job Placement Rates:  Unavailable

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