South University

709 Mall Blvd, Savannah, GA 31406

Program Details

The online Master of Science in Nursing with a Nurse Administrator specialization provides nursing professionals opportunities to advance careers into leadership roles. The Nurse Administrator specialization prepares nurses for positions, such as Chief Nursing Officer, Director of Nursing, Nurse Manager, and other administrative positions.

The online MSN Nurse Administrator program curriculum is based on guidelines of: 

  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
  • Essentials of Master's Education for Advanced Practice Nursing (1996)
  • American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE)
  • Nurse Executive Competencies (2005)
  • American Nurses Association (ANA) Scope of Practice for Nurse Administrators (2009)

Students complete coursework in MSN core areas of health promotion, policy, methods of nursing research and advanced theories, in addition to transformational leadership and pathophysiology studies. Degree requirements are rounded out with a focus on the Nurse Administrator specialization, including coursework in pharmacology, management of healthcare systems and organizations, skills in nursing administration, and a final four-credit graduate project.

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      100% Online
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      Per Quarter Credit
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      Practicum Evaluation Fee (One Time Fee): $1,050

      Graduation Fee (One Time Fee): $125

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    Students must have a baccalaureate degree in nursing (or be a pending graduate) from an accredited collegiate institution and a GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 semester hours (or 90 QH) taken.

    Accreditation & Licensing

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    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


    Not all online programs at South University are available to residents of all states including those who live in MA, TN, OR, AL and DC.

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