Post-Master's Transformational Leadership Certificate Track

If you have completed your MSN and want to broaden your knowledge base in preparation for a leadership role or doctoral study, this Post-Master's Transformational Leadership Certificate Track is designed for you.

The goal of the Transformational Leadership concentration is to transform you personally and professionally. Throughout the track, you will interact with a variety of multidisciplinary representatives to explore best practices. You will develop, test, and evaluate ideas relevant to nursing practice, along with critically examining concepts and theories in relation to leadership. These skills will help you as you systematize moral, ethical, spiritual, and professional concepts into your sphere of influence to lead change within the healthcare environment. Business skills have been integrated into the curriculum to give you a competitive edge and provide a solid foundation for entry into an advanced nursing practice leadership role. Upon completion of this certificate track, you will have acquired skills to better advocate for others, promote positive change, improve outcomes, and effectively collaborate within the interprofessional team.



This track allows you to either complete two business courses from the MBA core and then transfer them towards an MBA degree in the future, or puts you on the path to earn one of the following certificates* in addition to the Post-Master's Transformational Leadership certificate:

*If students would like to obtain an additional Business certificate, they will need to take additional coursework on top of the Post-Master's Transformational Leadership track. 

A master's level business course, completed within five years of matriculation at Olivet with a B or higher, may be accepted as a substitute for a comparable core course in programs that permit transfer credit. To submit an official request for transcript review, please review the Transfer of Credits, Graduate Programs – SGCS policy and complete this “Request to Transfer Credit” form.”


Course Overview

  • Format: Accelerated FNP 8 week classes meet online, with options to double up on classes
  • Program Length: 24-32 weeks
  • Credit Hours: 20 credit hours
  • Tuition: $690 per credit hour

Tuition Options

Nursing Course Catalog




Start Dates:

Accelerated classes begin every 8 weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions
How and when do I get started?

​​​​​​Start today by completing an application for Olivet’s Online Post-MSN - Transformational Leadership track! An admissions counselor will be in touch with you to help you all along the way! Once the application is complete and you request transcripts from schools previously attended, we will review your transcript, and connect you with a member of our Financial Services team. Most students complete the admissions process in a couple of weeks. Courses start several times a year. You will be in class before you know it! Apply Now

Who is the typical candidate for the Post-Master's Transformational Leadership Track?

A typical candidate for this track includes a nurse who has completed a master’s degree in nursing and is interested in advancing their nursing leadership skills and business acumen. Candidates are looking to improve their communication, conflict resolution, and teamwork skills, advance their understanding of decision making, healthcare finance, and budgeting. Candidates are also interested in improving both patient and organizational outcomes and desire to create change within the healthcare environment.

I live outside of Illinois. Can I do the Post-Master's TL Certificate track?

Olivet is approved in many states, but please check your State's Board of Nursing website and/or State's Higher Education Board to confirm. All courses are online, however, a student is required to complete a 120-hour practicum course with an approved, self-selected preceptor towards the end of the track. Students must hold an active, unencumbered nursing license in the state they plan to complete their practicum. 

What are the Post-MSN Transformational Leadership Certificate admission requirements?

To be admitted into Olivet Nazarene University’s Post-Master's Transformational Leadership Certificate Track an applicant must meet these prerequisites:

  • Complete an application.
  • Submit an official transcript from a regionally accredited college or university showing an earned Master of Science in Nursing degree.
  • Have attained an MSN GPA of 3.0 or better (4.0 scale).
  • Submit current, unencumbered registered nurse licensure in a geographical jurisdiction of the United States.
  • Submit a signed consent regarding criminal background and drug screening requirements.
  • Submit evidence of having worked as an RN for at least 2,000 hours prior to starting the chosen master’s or post-master’s tracks. Working RNs with less than 2,000 hours, please speak with an Admissions counselor about a possible conditional admission
What is the average weekly time commitment for my track?

Roughly 15-20 hours per week, excluding practicum. Students are required to complete 120 practicum hours within eight weeks, which is approximately 15 hours a week. Assignments will vary throughout this track. You can expect to see discussion boards, devotionals, papers, group work, projects, podcasts, leading a meeting or webinar at your practicum, and even creating videos. This track does not include exams.

What are approved preceptors and titles?

In general, all preceptors must have at minimum, an MSN degree with a current and active, unencumbered RN license, working in a full-time executive-level nursing leadership position for at least two years. Approved preceptor titles for this track:

  • Senior Leadership/Management Role
  • Chief Nursing Officer
  • Vice President/Chief Nursing Executive
  • Director of Nursing
  • Senior Vice President


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