Lead the Evolution of Nursing

Nursing Leadership and Administration Specialization

The continued growth and improvement of healthcare relies on the management and strategic planning of nurse leaders with skills in finance, human resources and performance management. In our online Master of Science in Nursing degree with a Nursing Leadership and Administration Specialization, you will be prepared with the advanced knowledge needed to effect change in your profession and your organization.

This specialization complements the core curriculum taken by all MSN students. In a sequence of four courses, you will develop in-depth skills in leadership, management, administration and interdisciplinary collaboration to advance your nursing career.

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Master's Degree 18 Months

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Gain In-Demand Nursing Leadership Skills Employers Seek

Through an intensive curriculum and practical, immersive opportunities in your courses, you can prepare for a successful career in nursing leadership across a range of settings. In our program, you will gain the tools necessary to lead front-line nurses and make a greater impact on today’s dynamic healthcare landscape. You will learn how to:

  • Influence Healthcare Policy

    Analyze and shape nursing and healthcare policies at the institutional and governmental levels.

  • Guide Practice Decisions

    Lead advanced healthcare assessments with an interdisciplinary team.

  • Manage the Business of Healthcare

    Develop budgets and strategies that support healthcare decisions and organizational goals.

  • Improve Healthcare Delivery

    Apply informatics and scientific principles to advance outcomes for patients and your organization.

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MSN Program Entry Requirements

To be eligible for enrollment, students must hold a conferred Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university with a 3.0 GPA; possess a current unencumbered RN license that is valid in the United States; and provide two letters of reference (one professional and one personal).

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In-Demand Career Options for Your Future

Earning your MSN can help enhance your marketability in a fast-growing healthcare field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), earning a degree, regardless of the field of study, can also improve income potential.* Here is the average salary by percentile and projected job growth for nurse leaders.

Job Title(s) 10th Percentile 25th Percentile 50th Percentile Job Growth (By Year 2024)
Registered Nurses$47,120$56,190$68,45016%

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed September 13, 2017] www.bls.gov/oes/. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed June 8, 2016] www.bls.gov/ooh/. BLS salary data represents national, averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary.

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