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

Program Details

Walden University offers one of the best online nursing programs, the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a Nurse Executive with Risk Management concentration.  Students completing this program are preparing for management roles as nurse administrators through a curriculum designed to develop essential management skills that can be used to directly impact healthcare delivery.  This online nursing administration degree provides skills essential to effective leadership in decision making, planning, finance, and human resources.  Coursework offers insight into the way effective, collaborative management can help improve patient outcomes.  Graduates are prepared to synthesize organizational and systems leadership for cost-effective specialist nursing practices that promote high-quality healthcare delivery, advancement of the nursing profession, and social change.  

Walden’s Nurse Executive concentration offers a subspecialization in Risk Management which offers deeper knowledge in Risk Management and requires two additional courses:

  • Healthcare Quality Assurance and Risk Management in Healthcare Organizations
  • Quality Assurance and Regulatory Compliance

This degree 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 while fulfilling general education requirements and then will 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