Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Administration

Degree Awarded: 
Master's Degree

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The Masters of Science in Nursing Administration program focuses on building critical skills and knowledge necessary to be a successful leader or manager within diverse healthcare organizations and systems. This online Masters program in Nursing Administration is CCNE-accredited and is based on the Essentials of Master's Education for Advanced Practice Nursing established by the American Association of Colleges. Successful graduates of this program are practicing in healthcare management and executive roles and meet the requirements for national certification exams.

  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a recommended GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Current unrestricted RN license from any state or territory of the United States
  • College level statistics course with a C or higher
  • Recommendation forms from three professional references who can address the applicant’s potential for advanced practice nursing. At least one reference should come from a former faculty member if possible.
  • A 2-page typed statement describing career goals and how a graduate credential will assist in meeting those goals. The writing style (i.e. grammar, punctuation, spelling, word use) and content of the essay will be used in the overall evaluation of the application
  • Curriculum vitae or resume. This document should include education and professional practice.
  • Official GRE or MAT Scores if no Master’s degree
  • Applicants who have earned a bachelor’s degree in a field of study other than nursing must meet the following program course prerequisites.
    1. Completion of NSG 490, Contemporary Nursing Issues and Theory, with a B or better
    2.  Completion of a college level research course with a C or better.
  • The number of credits a student may transfer will be determined on an individual basis, but will be no greater than 35% of the total program credits.
Other Information: 
Program Format
  • The Nursing Administration program consists of 36 total credit hours.
  • Courses are delivered in an online format with opportunities for in class participation
Nursing Administration Sample Program of Study

Fall Semester
Organizational Behavior and Theory (3)
Quality and Safety in Health Care (3)
Human Resources (3)

Spring Semester
Health Care Systems and Policy (3)
Translation of Evidence (3)
Population Diversity (3)

Fall Semester
Ethical and Legal Issues in Practice (3)
Administrative Residency (3)
Collaboration and Interprofessional Leadership (3)

Spring Semester
Informatics & Data Management (3)
Financial Management in Healthcare (3)
Advanced Practice Roles & Leadership (2)
Integration of Evidence into Advanced Nursing Practice (1)

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