Online Master of Science in Nursing: Administrative Leadership

Transition to Leadership With the Online Master’s in Nursing

Experience a top-tier education in a flexible online format.

Prepare for management and leadership positions in diverse health care settings with the online Master of Science in Nursing: Administrative Leadership. Methodist University’s flexible program delivers the knowledge and skills you need to guide clinical decision-making, optimize care delivery, and promote person-centered care. A BSN is required to apply, and you can transfer up to nine credits from another graduate program.

The master’s degree program in nursing from Methodist University is currently pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

Methodist University offers distinctive educational experiences in a flexible format that fits your schedule. You’ll receive the same academic support as on-campus students, with personalized assistance that includes access to our tutoring and writing centers.

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Become a Leader Who Makes a Positive Impact in Nursing

Build your expertise in data analysis, health care technologies, health policy, global health, and other areas through asynchronous courses designed for professional nurses with full-time work schedules. The online MSN includes 500 clinical hours and nine possible hours of dual credit toward our Nursing Education Certificate, allowing you to add a valuable credential to your MSN education. The program includes 36 semester hours, and the online courses include:

Analyze and adapt scholarly articles on evidence-based practice to make effective change within your organization.

Learn how nurse leaders support continuous quality improvement and prepare to apply root cause analysis and informatics to strengthen outcomes.

Get an in-depth look at nursing leadership while examining the transition between nursing practice and health care management.

Empowering and Flexible Online Programs

We design each online program to match the quality of in-person classes, regardless of where you are. You’ll learn from expert faculty in a flexible environment that lets you study at the times and locations that work best for you. Moreover, you will access the same guidance and support offered on campus, getting assistance from student advisors, enrollment counselors, and tuition planners from the moment you enroll through graduation.

Emerge as a Dynamic Nurse Administrator

According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, nurses with advanced skill sets are in high demand for current and emerging leadership roles. Through Methodist University’s online MSN: Administrative Leadership program, you can prepare to open the door to a career in leadership by taking specialized courses that focus on developing management skills employers urgently need.

5 Careers for MSN Graduates

  1. Chief Nursing Officer: $134,902 per year1
  2. Nurse Administrator: $90,395 per year2
  3. Nurse Manager: $89,732 per year3
  4. Unit Manager: $69,726 per year4
  5. Staff Development Coordinator: $64,186 per year5

About Methodist University

Founded in 1956 as a liberal arts college, Methodist University now serves approximately 2,000 students from across the U.S. and more than 50 countries. Our expert faculty members offer top-tier experiences, nurturing moral values and ethical decision-making while preparing students for many careers and pursuits.

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