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Nursing Administration Diploma and Degree Programs in Spokane, WA

The Spokane, WA, area has a couple of schools that offer nursing administration degree programs about two miles from downtown. Learn about the program and admission requirements for these universities to make an informed education decision.

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Spokane Nursing Administration Schools

Unfortunately, there are no diploma programs in nursing administration offered in the Spokane area. However, there are nursing leadership degree and post-graduate programs that prepare students to become a nursing administrator. Read about the course topics and fieldwork experiences required at two universities. Take time to also look over the table below to get more details on the schools.

  • The Spokane campus of Washington State University offers post-master's certificate and doctoral programs in nursing leadership and nursing practice. The university's Spokane campus is located about one mile from the city center.
  • Gonzaga University, which is situated about two miles from downtown Spokane, has two master's programs in which students can specialize their studies in health systems leadership.

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Comparison of Schools

Compare factors like tuition rates, enrollment figures, acceptance rates and more for the two profiled schools. This table allows for easy comparison of facts and stats that might influence your choice on where to attend.

Washington State University - Spokane Gonzaga University
School Type 4-year, public 4-year, private not-for-profit
Total Graduate Enrollment (2014) 4,819* 2,515*
Campus Setting Distant town Midsize city
Graduate Tuition and Fees (2015-2016) $12,745 in-state; $26,177 out-of-state* $15,090*
% of First-Year Undergraduate Students Receiving Any Form of Aid (2013-2014) 79%* 98%*
Undergraduate Acceptance Rate (2014) 82%* 68%*
Undergraduate Retention Rate (2014) 80% for full-time students* 92% for full-time students*
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (2014) 67%* 83%*

Sources: *NCES College Navigator

Washington State University - Spokane

This school's graduate-level programs that prepare students for positions in nursing leadership are offered through its College of Nursing.

Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Leadership

Admission to this program requires possessing a bachelor's and master's degree in nursing and being licensed to work as a registered nurse in Washington. Applicants should also have at least one year of nursing experience. Classes in the program focus on information management, methods for program development and organizational leadership. The program's curriculum also includes a practicum.

Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice

This 2-year program is designed for registered nurses who have a master's degree and are seeking to advance their leadership and research skills. The program is available in both full- and part-time formats and includes 1,000 practicum hours. Classes in the program include patient-centered healthcare, information management and advanced practice roles.

Gonzaga University

Gonzaga's Department of Nursing offers an array of nursing programs, including two graduate programs suitable for prospective nursing administrators. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education has accredited the nursing programs.

Master of Science in Nursing with a Specialization in Health Systems Leadership

This 36-credit hour program is delivered entirely online, but students complete a practicum in the Spokane, WA, area. Classes cover topics such as nursing ethics, evidence-based practice, nursing leadership development and quality management.

Second Master's Degree Program with a Specialty in Health Systems Leadership

This online program is designed for licensed registered nurses who already have a master's degree and want to assume leadership positions in health facilities or systems. Classes in the specialization cover topics such as communication and relationship management, health care management and ethical healthcare environments. Three field experiences in health care settings are required.

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