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Nursing Administration and Financial Leadership Overview

This track integrates the caring philosophy into organizational management. Its core and cognate courses provide study central to advanced nursing management and financial practice; the nursing concentration courses offer content and practice in nursing and health care administration and finance, relevant to primary, secondary and/or tertiary settings in rapidly changing times.

The Administrative and Financial Leadership in Nursing and Health Care track curriculum is offered completely online and the needs of students in other geographic areas can be accommodated for the practicum. The track requires a minimum of 37-39 credit hours for completion. Full and part time program of study options are available. The curriculum contains a minimum of 180-270 hours of required practical related to administrative and financial management in health care organization(s). Students will find a preceptor who will mentor them throughout this portion of the curriculum. Decisions about preceptors will be made with the advisement.

Preceptor and practicum/clinical site decisions are determined in collaboration between faculty and students. Every effort is made to accommodate the practicum/clinical needs of students in various geographic locations.

FAU is authorized to offer online nursing programs in many states. Individual state authorization status is available online at If you are a resident of a state in which FAU is not currently authorized to provide post-secondary educational instruction, please contact us to discuss program options.

Second MSN Degree Option

Applicants that have a MSN degree seeking specialization in another concentration requiring 30 credits or more to complete required courses in the new concentration should consider applying for a second MSN degree.  Second MSN degree applicants  should complete Step 1 and Step 2 of the application process (FAU and NursingCAS)  by published deadlines.  A minimum of 30 credit hours is required to earn a second MSN  degree from FAU. 

Once accepted, a gap analysis will be completed to determine each student’s plan of study. Students must provide syllabi from other institutions for all transfer courses. 

PMC Option

Applicants with an MSN in a NP concentration seeking specialization in another NP concentration requiring less than 30 credit hours should consider applying for a Post Master’s Certificate (PMC).  

PMC applicants may be considered for a fall or spring admission and are accepted on a space available basis.

  1. PMC applicants submit a preliminary application along with a copy of all official academic transcripts, a current RN license, one (1) letter of recommendation, a statement of philosophy, and a current CV.
  2.  Once the College of Nursing reviews the preliminary application, applicants will be notified to complete the online non-degree FAU application.

Once applicant has been accepted into a concentration, a gap analysis will be completed to determine the required courses for each student. Based upon the gap analysis PMC applicants may be considered for a fall or spring admission and are accepted on a space available basis based on a space available bases and gap analysis and entry date will be determined.  Students must provide syllabi and/or course descriptions from other institutions for all transfer courses. Fall or spring admission may be considered.


Academic Coordinator Graduate Coordinator Nurse Admin Concentration 

Gerardo Guzman

Rose O. Sherman, Ed. D., RN,CNAA ,CNL

777 Glades Rd.

Boca Raton, FL  33431

777 Glades Rd

Boca Raton, FL 33431

Phone: 561-297-0006

Phone: 561-297-0055

Fax: 561-297-3652




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