Master of Science in Nursing / Nursing Leadership & Organizational Science
Virginia Commonwealth University

Program Details

The online MSN in Nursing Leadership & Organizational Science degree program from Virginia Commonwealth University is designed for students interested in a leadership role within healthcare organizations. 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

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

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)

Additional Info

  • Students are required to come to campus for 2-3 days at the beginning of each semester. 
  • Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in nursing from an ACEN, CCNE, or CNEA accredited program, including a 3-credit course in statistics with minimum grade of B.
  • Applicants must have a current, unrestricted RN license from a US state or territory.