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Be a Healthcare Leader

Post-Baccalaureate Healthcare Systems Administration and Leadership Certificate (Online)

Prepare for a transition into nursing and healthcare leadership.

Healthcare continues to face new challenges—like nursing shortages, public health issues, and limited access to quality care. You can start building skills to help confront these challenges as a healthcare leader, and build your career in the process.

Loyola's post-bachelor’s Healthcare Systems Administration and Leadership (HSAL) certificate is offered to nurses with a bachelor’s degree working in hospitals or the community who may be in, or aspire to be in, leadership positions.


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Review the admission requirements for Loyola's Online HSAL Certificate program.


Flexible online courses taught by experts.

In this 4-course, 100% online certificate program designed specifically for working nurses, you’ll complete three required courses in informatics, financial resources, and healthcare quality and safety. You’ll also select a fourth course as an elective—focused on human resources, financial management, or healthcare systems.

Required courses include:

  • NURS 711 Informatics (3 credits)
  • NURS 712 Nursing Financial Resources 1 (3 credits)
  • NURS 716 Healthcare Quality and Safety (3 credits)

Elective courses offered (students will select one of the following):

  • NURS 748 Human Resource Management (3 credits)
  • NURS 744 Nursing Financial Resources II (3 credits)
  • NURS 740 Health Care Systems (3 credits)

View further curriculum information on the University Bulletin.

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What can you do with an HSAL Certificate?

Loyola's program prepares students to sit for the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) Certified Nurse Manager and Leader (CNML) exam.

Our Healthcare Systems and Administration and Leadership Certificate program will help you develop the skills needed to be effective in a wide range of nursing leadership roles, including:

  • Nursing Supervisor or Manager
  • Nurse Educator
  • Nurse Administrator
  • Clinical Nurse Manager
  • Case Manager
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