Master of Science in Healthcare & Nursing Administration
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Program Details

The master’s degree in Healthcare and Nursing Administration prepares nurses to enter into management positions and gives experienced nurse managers advanced skills necessary for executive-level positions. Graduates are eligible to sit for nurse executive credential exams from the American Organization of Nurse Executives Credentialing Center and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Graduates of this online Nursing Administration degree program are prepared to guide and lead other nurses by becoming managers, leaders, or executives in a variety of healthcare settings. Graduates will collaborate with other healthcare professionals to help transform patient care and improve outcomes. This program incorporates 315 practicum hours in the student’s local area.

The curriculum examines topics including:

  • Nurse executive leadership
  • Quality and safety for nurse executives
  • Management of human resources in healthcare
  • Organizational behavior and leadership for nurse executives
  • Healthcare finance and budgeting

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Criminal Background Check, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited program
  • Submit evidence of completion of an undergraduate statistics course with grade C or better
  • Must hold a current, unencumbered RN license in the state where practicum experience will be completed
  • Complete minimum of 1,872 hours of professional nursing practice experience prior to enrolling in the first specialization clinical course