Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration

The Master of Science in Nursing program is designed to expand the knowledge of the registered nurse for leadership in the profession. The focus on change, innovation, quality outcomes, care across the healthcare system, and advancement of the individual nurse and profession will prepare the registered nurse for an advanced level of practice.

The MSN program prepares students to:

  • Employ leadership skills to improve the quality of care in a variety of healthcare settings
  • Integrate advanced nursing and science knowledge into practice

MSN program competencies:
  • Synthesize knowledge from nursing and a variety of sciences in diverse settings for the purpose of improving nursing care
  • Apply organizational and systems leadership concepts to promote quality patient care
  • Evaluate performance improvement processes designed for the purpose of providing quality patient care
  • Apply research outcomes and evidence-based practice to recommendations for improved patient care
  • Synthesize health policy processes established for the advocacy of quality healthcare
  • Integrate interprofessional collaboration to the management of patient and population health outcomes
  • Apply organizational, client-centered, and culturally appropriate concepts to clinical prevention and population care to identified populations
  • Apply leadership principles to management of patient care
  • Integrate management principles to the operations associated with patient care

Degree Requirements

Courses - Core

NRSG610Advanced Professional Nursing Practices


NRSG612Integrating Theory and Research for Evidence-Based Practice


NRSG615Healthcare Informatics and Technologies


NRSG617Policy and Politics in Nursing and Healthcare


NRSG625Promoting and Preserving Health in a Diverse Society


NRSG640MSN Capstone


Total Credit Hours:28

Courses - Concentration

HCM632Systems in Healthcare


HCM670Management of Human Resources in Healthcare


HCM676Healthcare Finance


NRSG620Strategic Planning


NRSG622Innovation for Quality Care


NRSG630New Knowledge and Innovations in Nursing Leadership


Total Credit Hours:20

Total Credit Hours: 48

Admissions Requirements

Admission to this program requires an unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the United States. All students must maintain this licensure throughout the program of study.

Students must have graduated from a regionally accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. A minimum CGPA of 3.0 at the bachelor’s or higher level from an accredited college of nursing is required. 

Prior to starting the nursing program all applicants must submit an unofficial or official copy of college transcript from their BSN degree for review. Applicants to the Master of Science in Nursing degree program who meet all general admission requirements, but who have a CGPA for the BSN degree between 2.75 to 2.99, may be granted provisional admission. Students must successfully complete their first two MSN courses with a minimum of 3.0 GPA to be granted full admission to the nursing program or be administratively withdrawn.

Students must successfully complete NRSG610 first before advancing to other courses in the MSN program. No other program courses may be taken prior to NRSG610.


  • Virtual Campus

Area of Study

  • Healthcare