The online MS in Nursing Administration & Leadership degree program from Virginia Commonwealth University is designed for students interested in a leadership role in a health care organization. Students gain advanced knowledge and skills in the areas of leadership, administration, management, health care finance, budgeting, outcomes management, and evidence-based organizational practices in health care. Graduates are able to:
Integrate nursing and related sciences into the delivery of advanced nursing care to diverse populations and systems of health care delivery
Apply ethical analysis and clinical reasoning to assess, intervene, and evaluate advanced nursing care delivery
Understand the implications of social, cultural, economic, policy, and organizational systems that impact practice and outcomes
Synthesize evidence for practice to determine appropriate application of interventions across diverse populations and settings
Use quality processes and improvement science to evaluate care and ensure patient safety for individuals, populations, and systems
Integrate organizational science and technology to make changes in the care environment to improve health outcomes and practice efficiency
Be eligible for readmission or in good standing at the last college attended
Be a baccalaureate (or higher) graduate of an accredited (ACEN, CCNE or CNEA) nursing program
Have a current unrestricted R.N. license or authorization to practice as an R.N. in the U.S.
Complete a minimum of three credit hours in statistics with a minimum grade of B
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
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