Program Overview

The online MSN / Nursing Administration degree program from the University of Alabama in Huntsville prepares nurses to influence the future of health care through visionary nursing leadership. The curriculum focuses on competencies including communication, financial skills, information technology, leading and managing change, policy analysis, and empowerment for professional practice. Graduates are prepared to assume positions in a variety of care delivery settings, including:

  • ​Education
  • ​Administration
  • Management
  • ​Specialty Areas

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: Mostly Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education


    • Graduation from a National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission or Commission for Collegiate Nursing Education accredited baccalaureate program with a major in nursing (BSN). 
    • Satisfactory completion of an elementary statistics course. 
    • Current unencumbered registered nurse license. If a student is permitted to meet course clinical requirements in a state other than Alabama, the student must be licensed in that state. Students will not be allowed to continue in the track if any license is placed on probation, suspended, or revoked. Licensure must be maintained throughout the program.
    • Overall grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in all baccalaureate coursework or on the last 60 semester hours of baccalaureate coursework completed.
    • All classes are online except for two two-day experiences (NUR635 and NUR639).

    School Overview

    In November 1949, Huntsville's leaders learned that their lengthy campaign to open an extension center in the city had been approved by the University of Alabama. Three months later, in what later became Stone Middle School, the new University of Alabama Huntsville Center began offering ten freshman-level classes. In 1969, with the addition of new facilities, UAH was made an autonomous university by the Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama.

    UAH is a comprehensive research university that offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs from the following colleges:

    • College of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences
    • College of Business Administration
    • College of Education
    • College of Engineering
    • College of Nursing
    • College of Professional & Continuing Studies
    • College of Science
    • Graduate Studies
    • Honors College

    The department of Online Learning offers programs for online master’s degrees in business, education, engineering, and nursing, as well as online bachelor’s degrees in professional studies and nursing. Courses are offered fully online or in hybrid formats.


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