Master of Science in Nursing / Nursing Leadership in Healthcare
Gonzaga University

Program Details

The Nursing Leadership in Healthcare track of this online Master of Science in Nursing degree gives nurses the expertise they need to take on the complex challenges of today’s healthcare system. Courses cover both advanced nursing skills and topics in organizational leadership.

The program focuses on the concept of servant leadership as it connects with the core values of nursing. Students learn about organizational dynamics specific to nursing and healthcare settings. Effective nursing leaders have the skills necessary to implement change, improve quality of care, and work with others to solve complex problems.

Career possibilities with an online nursing administration degree include:

  • Clinical nurse manager
  • Director of nursing
  • Chief nursing officer
  • Care management coordinator
  • Quality improvement manager
  • Health director

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Gonzaga University is accredited by:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Interview, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • One two-day on-campus visit required for an immersion experience
  • Must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with an unencumbered RN license from a CCNE or ACEN accredited program. Individuals with a non-BSN degree and unencumbered RN license can apply but may need to complete additional nursing classes.

Restricted States

Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina