School of Nursing

MS in Nursing - Nursing Administration and Leadership

The M.S. in Nursing – Nursing Administration and Leadership online program provides students with advanced skills in both nursing practice and business management. The program focuses on information technology and quality improvement, nursing theory and leadership, organizational behavior, evidence-based practice, and financial management to gain advanced skills in nursing practice, leadership, and business management. The program prepares students to join the next generation of health care leaders in positions such as nurse manager, director of nursing, chief clinical officer, and clinical supervisor.

The Nursing Administration and Leadership program can be completed in as few as 18 months. Courses are accelerated and delivered asynchronously online over 7 weeks. Both full-time and part-time studies are available. A total of 36 credits is required for completion of the degree, with 120 direct practicum hours required.

Required Courses: (36 credits)

MPH 670 Quality Improvement
NUR 603 Nursing Theory and Knowledge Development
NUR 604 Nursing Research
NUR 606 Leadership, Health Policy, and Role
NUR 614 Leadership in Advanced Nursing Practice
NUR 624 Community and Population-Based Health
NUR 627 Organizational Theory and Behavior
NUR 629 Health Care Operations: Human Resources, Law, and Ethics
NUR 633 Health Care Finance, Budgeting, and Planning
NUR 659 Information Management and Healthcare Technology
NUR 661 Nursing Leadership Practicum I
NUR 662 Nursing Leadership Practicum II