Master of Science in Nursing Administration & Leadership
Virginia Commonwealth University

Program Details

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

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges