Master of Science in Nursing / Nursing Systems Administration
Illinois State University

Program Details

The online MSN / Nursing Systems Administration degree program from Illinois State University is designed to prepare nurses for leadership opportunities throughout changing healthcare environments. Graduates of the program are able to:

  • ​Advocate for compassionate patient-centered care with a commitment to serve vulnerable populations
  • ​Lead and evaluate safe and effective change for improved quality in practice and health care systems
  • ​Advance a culture of excellence through lifelong learning and scholarly inquiry in a complex health care system
  • Apply ethical and policy analyses to assess, intervene, and evaluate care delivery in and across healthcare systems
  • ​Foster and lead collaborative interprofessional care teams to provide individual, family, and population based care
  • ​Navigate and integrate services across the healthcare system that promote ethical, cost-effective, and innovative change
  • ​Translate evidence into practice within an interprofessional healthcare system
  • ​Use communication and information technology to collaborate with healthcare consumers and providers across the healthcare system


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from an NLN-accredited program or from a program accredited by the commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate course work; to include courses in which the student is currently enrolled
  • Evidence of satisfactory completion of statistics, nursing research, and physical assessment courses with a grade of a C or better at the baccalaureate level
  • Satisfactory completion of a graduate level statistics course
  • An intensive full-day orientation is provided to prepare new students with the tools necessary for a quality graduate experience.

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission