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Nurse Executive Certification Eligibility Criteria

Credential Awarded: NE-BC

Eligibility Criteria

Hold a current, active RN license within a state or territory of the United States or the professional, legally recognized equivalent in another country. International Applicants: Learn about additional requirements for candidates outside the US.

Hold a bachelor's or higher degree in nursing.

Have held a mid-level administrative or higher position (e.g., nurse manager, supervisor, director, assistant director) OR a faculty position teaching graduate students nursing administration OR a nursing management or executive consultation position full-time for at least 24 months (or the equivalent) in the last 5 years.

Have completed 30 hours of continuing education in nursing administration within the last 3 years. This requirement is waived if you have a master's degree in nursing administration.