Master of Science in Nursing / Nursing Management & Executive Leadership (RN to MSN)
Sacred Heart University

Program Details

The Sacred Heart online combined bachelor’s and master’s of nursing program was specifically designed to help working nurses go from RN-BSN-MSN in one continuous course of study. Sacred Heart's mission is to train top tier clinicians in evidence-based practice.

Sacred Heart's nursing degrees are highly recognized and greatly respected by healthcare leaders seeking a Magnet Recognition Program® designation. Additionally, SHU is consistently ranked among the top master’s colleges in the U.S. in part because of our humanistic core principles. Small rigorous classes and interactive personal attention from our experienced award-winning faculty will prepare you to stand out in today’s complex healthcare industry. A professional who leads from the heart is easy to spot.

The Nursing Management & Executive Leadership specialization is targeted toward those students who wish to move into positions of administrative responsibility in health care organizations. The role of leadership in organizing and delivering high quality health care is more important today than ever before. Students will learn the role competencies essential for today’s nursing leader.


  • A current, unencumbered RN license
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Résumé
  • Statement of professional goals
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Proof of malpractice insurance

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

New England Commission of Higher Education