Master of Science in Nursing / Nurse Leader
University of Connecticut

Program Details

Nurses ready to take the next step in their career can pursue this online Master of Science in Nursing / Nurse Leader degree program. The program is designed to prepare Registered Nurses for roles in nursing leadership and administration.

Nurse Leaders may participate in indirect care roles or focus on areas of practice at an aggregate, systems, or organization level. Students in the nurse administrator degree program learn the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully and appropriately lead teams in a variety of healthcare settings. Graduates are eligible to become a Certified Nurse Manager and Leader (CNML) or Certified in Executive Nursing Practice (CENP) through the American Organization for Nurse Leaders (AONL).

Coursework examines topics in:

  • Healthcare finance
  • Healthcare quality improvement
  • Nursing leadership foundations
  • Health policy and populations-based advocacy

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Connecticut is accredited by:

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Must have a bachelor's degree in nursing or higher from a regionally accredited institution and be a licensed RN