Master of Science in Nursing in Nursing Administration Online

Expand your nursing career and prepare to enter positions of leadership.

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Program Overview

Explore the advantages of our online MSN in Nursing Administration

$14,982 Total Tuition Including Fees
As few as 12 months Duration
33 Credit Hours

The MSN in Nursing Administration at Radford University is designed to deepen your knowledge and expand your clinical and research abilities, as well as prepare you for leadership certification. This online master’s degree in nursing administration builds on your undergraduate foundation and expands your expertise to critical management areas such as informatics, financial management and legal issues in healthcare.

Long known for producing well-qualified nursing professionals, Radford offers instruction from experienced faculty and a partnership with one of the largest medical providers in the region. As an online student, you will enjoy all of Radford’s resources, including the writing center and 24/7 online tutoring.

Coursework includes extensive looks at healthcare systems and policy, leadership issues, and factors affecting organizational practice. A scholarly master’s project gives you the opportunity to research and study an area of interest.

The MSN in Nursing Administration degree academically prepares graduates for several nurse leader/manager/executive Certifications:

  • The American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL)
  • Certified Nurse Manager and Leader (CNML)
  • Certified in Executive Nursing Practice (CENP)
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • Nurse Executive Certification (NE-BC)
  • Nurse Executive Advanced Certification (NEA-BC)

Certification eligibility also requires varying amounts and types of nurse leader/manager/executive work experience.

In this MSN in Nursing Administration program, you will learn to:

  • Analyze and integrate theories of nursing, education, leadership and other sciences to guide professional role development and improve nursing practice across diverse settings
  • Provide organizational and system leadership that emphasizes the importance of professional accountability, ethical decision-making, collaborative relationships, and protection of human dignity and diversity
  • Contribute to nursing knowledge by applying current research outcomes within the practice setting: resolving practice problems, working as a change agent and disseminating results
  • Analyze the impact of system policies on healthcare, participate in policy development, and use advocacy strategies to influence the quality of healthcare
  • Analyze and integrate theories of nursing, education, leadership and other sciences to guide professional role development and improve nursing practice across diverse settings
  • Provide organizational and system leadership that emphasizes the importance of professional accountability, ethical decision-making, collaborative relationships, and protection of human dignity and diversity
  • Contribute to nursing knowledge by applying current research outcomes within the practice setting: resolving practice problems, working as a change agent and disseminating results
  • Analyze the impact of system policies on healthcare, participate in policy development, and use advocacy strategies to influence the quality of healthcare

Potential careers for graduates include:

  • Chief Nursing Officer
  • Director of Nursing
  • Nursing Administrator
  • Chief Nursing Officer
  • Director of Nursing
  • Nursing Administrator
$14,982 Total Tuition Including Fees
As few as 12 months Duration
33 Credit Hours

The baccalaureate, master’s, post-master’s certificate, and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs at Radford University’s School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

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    Tuition

    Discover the value of our low-cost tuition

    The master’s degree in nursing administration online offers pay-by-the-course tuition with fees included.

    Tuition breakdown:

    $14,982 Total Tuition
    $454 Per Credit Hour

    Tuition breakdown:

    $14,982 Total Tuition
    $454 Per Credit Hour

    Calendar

    Our course schedule is designed for flexibility

    Ideal for working professionals, this MSN in Nursing Administration online program features 7-week courses with six start dates each year. View the full calendar for all upcoming deadlines.

    Now enrolling:

    10/4/21 Apply by
    10/15/21 Class Starts
    TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
    Fall B10/15/2110/4/2110/7/2110/11/2110/13/2112/10/217 weeks
    Spring A1/14/221/3/221/6/221/10/221/12/223/4/227 weeks
    Spring B3/11/222/28/223/3/223/7/223/9/224/29/227 weeks
    Summer A5/6/224/25/224/28/225/2/225/4/226/24/227 weeks
    Summer B6/27/226/13/226/16/226/20/226/22/228/12/227 weeks

    Now enrolling:

    10/4/21 Apply by
    10/15/21 Class Starts

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    Admissions

    What you need to know before applying

    The admission process is the first step toward earning your MSN in Nursing Administration online.

    • BSN from a regionally accredited institution
    • Resume or curriculum vitae
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0

    MSN in Nursing Administration Admission Requirements:

    • BSN from a regionally accredited institution
    • Current unrestricted Registered Nursing Licensure in the state or territory in which your clinical practice will occur
    • A college level statistics course with a grade of "C" or better
    • One recommendation from professional contacts who can address your potential for advanced nursing practice
    • Resume or curriculum vitae that includes prior education and professional practice
    • A personal essay (limited to two pages) describing your career goals and how a graduate degree will assist in meeting those goals
    • An official transcript from each college or university attended
    • Minimum Undergrad GPA of 3.0 required



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    Courses

    Learn more about our online MSN in Nursing Administration courses

    The Master of Science in Nursing in Nursing Administration online coursework consists of 11 courses (33 credit hours).

    Duration: 7 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    Quality and safety strategies, theories, and methods to improve health outcomes are explored. Concepts of healthcare quality and safety are analyzed with a focus on patient and population health outcomes. The role of advanced practice nurses in leading quality and safety initiatives within organizations is examined.
    Duration: 7 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    The effects of legal and regulatory processes on healthcare systems, nursing practice, and patient outcomes are examined. Healthcare systems policy design, implementation and evaluation are analyzed. Strategies for policy advocacy as well as legislative and regulatory issues are explored.
    Duration: 7 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    This is an introduction of health care informatics for healthcare practitioners. It is a project based course that emphasizes the requirements of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Education Requirements for Advance Practice Nurses in Doctoral Programs. These requirements emphasize the analysis and assessment of healthcare informatics tools in clinical practice, research, education, and patient education.
    Duration: 7 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    Population focused disease prevention and health promotion concepts are analyzed. Influences of social, biological, cultural, and geographic variables on health outcomes are explored. Concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion are examined with a focus on improving population health outcomes.
    Duration: 7 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    An administrative practicum experience is supervised by practice experts in nursing and healthcare administration. Competencies essential for the role of the nurse administrator are demonstrated and refined.
    Duration: 7 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    In depth examination of the process of developing evidence-based practice nursing
    Duration: 7 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    Advanced practice clinical and/or administrative leadership roles are analyzed. Current advanced practice and leadership issues in diverse healthcare settings are explored. Characteristics, roles, and practices of effective interprofessional teams are explored. The impact of collaboration and interprofessionalism on organizational leadership and clinical outcomes is emphasized.
    Duration: 7 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terminology, tools, and methods of financial management in healthcare organizations and systems are examined. Concepts critical to making sound business and financial decisions in an ever-changing healthcare economic climate are explored.
    Duration: 7 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    Students complete a final scholarly master’s project while demonstrating achievement of program outcomes. Students identify an issue worthy of inquiry relevant to advanced practice nursing. Students integrate didactic learning, promote innovative thinking, and consider new potential solutions to a practice and/or system issue. Students critique and integrate evidence-based literature to develop and present the scholarly project.
    Duration: 7 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    Human resource leadership, management practices, and factors that affect organizational performance in healthcare are explored. Students analyze and apply concepts of organizational and leadership behavior and theories in healthcare. Advancing a culture of excellence through building and leading diverse collaborative teams and utilizing innovative human resource practices are emphasized.
    Duration: 7 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    This course focuses on the ethical and legal principles that impact healthcare systems. Special emphasis will be placed on applied clinical ethics and legal decision-making from a personal and organizational perspective.
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