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Healthcare Leadership: Nursing, M.S.N.

College of Nursing

This program prepares students for roles that manage the delivery of nursing and health care services across diverse health care settings.

Gain a strong foundation in organizational leadership principles such as budgeting, strategic planning and change management. Learn the people side of nursing leadership with content focused on the employee experience.

Program Highlights

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    Flexible Pathway

    Attend online and full or part time with flexible yet comprehensive training that prepares you for leadership roles.

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    National Certification

    Prepare for national certification in nursing leadership through the ANCC or AONL.

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    Administrative Training

    Sharpen your leadership skills in organizational budgeting, strategic planning and personnel management.

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    Pursue quality, effectiveness and innovation in shared leadership of interprofessional health teams.

What You’ll Study

The degree requires 30 credit hours, and it can be completed in 12 to 18 months. Prepare for national certification in nursing leadership through the ANCC or AONL.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Analytical Reasoning

    Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions


    Creating a financial plan by estimating expenses and revenues to allocate resources effectively

    Business Writing

    Creating clear and effective written communication for business purposes

  • Critical Thinking

    Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments

    Decision-making Expertise

    Applying critical thinking and analytical skills to make informed and effective decisions


    Directing and overseeing the activities and resources to achieve specific goals

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Nursing Leadership Role
  • Health Care Administrator
  • Nurse Manager
  • Nurse Executive

Workplace Settings

  • Health Care Administration
  • Hospital Leadership
  • Team Leadership

I live on the west coast and was a little apprehensive about the distance. I quickly learned there is a true sense of community in the program. The program is run so efficiently, and every member of the faculty and staff embrace us as adult learners.

Allison Williams
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