Master of Science Nursing Leadership and Management
Our online graduate degree in nursing leadership and management will prepare you to make a tremendous contribution to the successful operation of healthcare facilities. Competencies for this specialty are consistent with the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) standards for nurse administrators. You will become an effective leader and manager for a variety of nursing settings.
Who the Program is For:
- Registered nurses (RNs) who possess a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN), have a current, unencumbered RN license, and wish to move into nursing administration.
- Individuals who can typically spend 15 or more hours per week on their studies.
This program will be flexible and adaptable to your schedule. Click here to learn how this program works.
What You'll Learn
Essential Knowledge and Skills
You’ll become an expert in all areas of study for this specialty, consistent with the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) standards for nurse administrators. With the MSN in Leadership and Management, you will become an effective leader and manager for a variety of nursing settings and healthcare facilities.
The program requires a total of 36 competency units (CUs), our equivalent to the traditional credit hour. Almost every student who begins their program with an undergraduate degree can complete the program in 24 months.
WGU’s accredited online MSN programs are grounded in real research on effective instruction and adheres to national standards. This degree program provides the knowledge and skills that enable graduates to design, implement, and administer nursing programs in a health care facility.
Key Subject Areas
These Courses Add to Your Credentials
Professional Presence and Influence
Translational Research for Practice and Populations
Organizational Leadership and Interprofessional Team Development
Pathopharmacological Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice
Comprehensive Health Assessment for Patients and Populations
Essentials of Advanced Nursing Practice Field Experience
Policy, Politics, and Global Health Trends
Principles of Organizational Performance Management
Principles of Healthcare Business and Financial Management
Strategic Leadership and Future Delivery Models
Nursing Leadership and Management Field Experience
Advanced Information Management and the Application of Technology
The Master of Science degree program in Nursing Leadership and Management also requires the successful completion of a capstone project. Your capstone project is something to be proud of — it’s the culmination of all of your hard work. The capstone project provides you the opportunity to demonstrate your competency and commitment to ultimately improving administrative outcomes in a health care facility. Go ahead; show everyone what you can do.
You will also complete a 40-hour practicum requirement in nursing management.