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. Students complete 120 hours in two nursing administration practicums with a nurse administrator in their community.

This program does not lead to additional licensure or certification.  As such, CTU has made no determination regarding prerequisites for licensure or certification in any state or jurisdiction.

Mission Statement

College of Nursing Mission Statement

Through an innovative curriculum and student-centered teaching, the nursing faculty teaches, supports, and inspires students to become competent, caring, and accountable professionals who serve a diverse client population within a dynamic health care environment.

MSN Program Goals

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


MSN Program Learning Outcomes:

  1. Synthesize knowledge from nursing and a variety of sciences in diverse settings for the purpose of improving nursing care
  2. Apply organizational and systems leadership concepts to promote quality patient care
  3. Evaluate performance improvement processes designed for the purpose of providing quality patient care
  4. Apply research outcomes and evidence-based practice to recommendations for improved patient care
  5. Synthesize health policy processes established for the advocacy of quality healthcare
  6. Integrate interprofessional collaboration to the management of patient and population health outcomes
  7. Apply organizational, client-centered, and culturally appropriate concepts to clinical prevention and population care to identified populations

MSN - Nursing Administration Concentration Learning Outcomes:

  1. Integrate effective communication and relationship-building strategies in diverse communities of interest that drive change towards quality organizational outcomes
  2. Apply leadership principles and systems thinking that positively influence human resources in the healthcare environment
  3. Demonstrate ethical personal, professional and fiscal accountability in the advocacy for clinical enterprise and nursing practice

Degree Requirements

Courses - Core

NRSG610Advanced Nursing Practice


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:24

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:24

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 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from a regionally accredited institution. A cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0 for the last 90 quarter (60 semester) hours of study undertaken for full acceptance into the program.

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 for the last 90 quarter (60 semester) hours of study, 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

  • Nursing

Degree Level

  • Master