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M.S.N. Nurse Administrator Curriculum

These requirements are for students meeting the 2022-2023 catalog and after. Total hours required vary depending on option selected. Options to choose from include:

Option A - Thesis: 31 credits
Option B - Research/Design Paper: 32 credits
Option C - Coursework Only: 35 credits

Required Coursework

Program coursework is delivered online and includes a field-based practicum.

Year One Coursework

Semester offeredCourseCredits
FallNURS 615 - Foundations of Advanced Nursing3
FallNURS 760 - Advanced Concepts in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention3
SpringNURS 626 - Research in Nursing and Health Care3
SpringNURS 675 - Cultivating a Practice of Cultural Humility in Healthcare3
SummerNURS 670 - Health Policy, Legislation, Economics and Ethics3
SummerNURS 750 - Transformational Leadership in Nursing3

Year Two Coursework

Semester offeredCourseCredits
FallElectives (as approved by academic advisor)4-9 depending on option
SpringNURS - 860 Health Operations and Financial Management for Nurse Leaders3

Year Three

Semester offeredCourseCredits
Fall, Spring and/or SummerNURS 788 - Master's Research Problems/Projects (OPTION B ONLY)


(2 required)

Fall, Spring and/or SummerNURS 798 - Thesis (OPTION A ONLY)


(5 required)

FallNURS 774 - Nurse Administrator: Practicum