Master of Science in Nursing / Nursing Leadership
Utica College

Program Details

Utica College offers an online MS in Nursing Leadership (NL).

The 35 credit hour program, can be completed in as few as 24 months. Students are expected to take 6 credits per 16 week semester, or one class every 8 weeks.

The demand for leaders with the advanced healthcare and business experience is growing. Utica College’s online nursing master’s program expands your leadership ability and business knowledge so you can maximize your nursing skills to take on more significant management roles.

The Leadership curriculum requires 180 hours of practicum experience working with a qualified nurse leader.

47% of nurse directors earn between $120,000 and $159,000. While 52% of nurse leaders with CNO/CNE titles earn $250,000 or more.

The master's degree programs in nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner [FNP], Leadership and Education) at Utica College are pursuing accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

A post-graduate Certificate in Nursing Leadership is also available.

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School Accreditation & Licensing

Utica College is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Applicaton Requirements

Criminal Background Check, Essay/Writing Sample, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s)

Additional Info

  • Applicants should have at least 2,000 hours of work experience. 

Restricted States

Florida, Massachusetts, New York, Vermont