Master of Science in Nursing / Nurse Executive with Health Policy (RN to MSN)
Walden University

Program Details

One of the best online nursing programs is found at Walden University, the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a Nurse Executive with Health Policy concentration.  This program prepares students for management roles as nurse administrators through a curriculum designed to help them develop essential management skills that they can use to impact healthcare delivery.  This online nursing administration degree teaches you skills that are essential to effective leadership in decision making, planning, finance, and human resources.  Courses provide insight into how effective, collaborative management can support the goal of improving patient outcomes.  Graduates are prepared to synthesize organizational and systems leadership for cost-effective specialist nursing practices that promote high-quality healthcare delivery, the advancement of the nursing profession, and social change.  

The Nurse Executive concentration offers a subspecialization in Health Policy which provides deeper knowledge in Health Policy and requires two additional courses:

  • Introduction to Healthcare Policy
  • Current Issues in Health Policy

This degree also features an online RN to MSN program track for registered nurses (RNs) entering the program with a hospital diploma, associate degree in nursing, or a bachelor’s degree other than a BSN.  RNs will enhance their knowledge and skills as they fulfill general education requirements and then begin foundation courses for the MSN.

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Walden University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Some College

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • Must hold a current, active RN license
  • Requires completion of an associate or diploma nursing program

Restricted States

Idaho, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota