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Nurse Executive, Advanced Certification Eligibility Criteria

Credential Awarded: NEA-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 master's or higher degree in nursing, or hold a bachelor's degree in nursing and a master's in another field.

Have held an administrative position at the nurse executive level, or a faculty position teaching graduate students executive-level nursing administration 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 hold a master's degree in nursing administration.