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MSN:Leadership and Management Concentration

Class Type:
Fully Online w/ Two Short Residencies
$620 per credit hour
Upcoming Start Dates:
Summer 2023
Program Options:
MS, Grad Certificate
Credit Hours
Months (Avg.)

Our 37 credit fully online program will prepare you to lead and manage in healthcare environments. 

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is designed for working nurses who need to maintain commitments and remain on the job while developing leadership skills for complex health care systems.  Full-time students can earn their degree in as little as 24 monthsPart-time students can take up to 48 months.

This CCNE accredited program is rooted deeply in the principles of service, empathy, agape love, and empowerment to bring people and communities to wholeness and healing. We call this the Sacred Covenant Model of Nursing and it's who we are.  

Career Opportunities

Nursing is rapidly evolving as a profession along with health care in general. Graduates of a master of science in nursing leadership and management program will find jobs in the following areas:

  • Unit managers in hospitals
  • Supervisors or directors in public health, long term care or other agencies
  • Specific roles in institution- such as safety, infection control or patient education
  • College level teaching in nursing at an associate or baccalaureate level. If at the baccalaureate level, you will need to consider a PhD or DNP in the future.
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Curriculum (Full-time)

Year One
Summer NURS 501 Introduction, Sacred Covenant Conceptual Framework (1)
Fall NURS 510 Historical, Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Nursing (3)
NURS 516  Application of Legal & Ethical Principles to Health Care (3)
 Spring NURS 515  Health Care Delivery System (3)
NURS 628 Systems Approach to Organizational Behavior (3)
Summer NURS 626  Managing in a Complex Environment (3)
NURS 512 Knowledge Development: Epidemiology and Infomatics (3)
 Year Two
NURS 503 PAX 503 Practice Skills for Conflict Transformation (3)
 Spring NURS 620 Safety, Risk Reduction, and Quality Care (4)
NURS 629 Instructional Methodologies Nurse Leaders (2)
Summer  NURS 622 Nursing Administration Finance (2)
 NURS 630 Leadership Project (4)

NOTE: For both full-time and part-time students, NURS511 is a prerequisite to NURS620 which is a prerequisite to NURS630. In addition, these courses must be taken sequentially in the student’s last year in the program. Finally, all work must be completed before one is eligible for enrollment in NURS 630.

Curriculum (Part-Time)

Year One
Summer NURS 501 – Introduction, Sacred Covenant Conceptual Framework (1)
Fall NURS 510 – Historical, Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Nursing (3)
Spring NURS 515 Health Care Delivery System (3)
Summer NURS 626  Managing in a Complex Environment (3)
Year Two
Fall NURS 516  Application of Legal & Ethical Principles to Health Care (3)
Spring NURS 628 – Systems Approach to Organizational Behavior (3)
Summer NURS 512 – Knowledge Development: Epidemiology and Infomatics (3)
Year Three
Fall NURS 503 – PAX 503 Practice Skills for Conflict Transformation (3)
Spring  NURS 629 – Instructional Methodologies Nurse Leaders (2)
Summer NURS 622 – Nursing Administration Finance (2) 
Year Four
Fall NURS 511 – Translational Scholarship for Evidenced Based Practice (3)
Spring  NURS 620 – Safety, Risk Reduction, and Quality Care (4)
Summer  NURS 630 – Leadership Project (4)
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