Nursing Leadership & Administration - Master of Science in Nursing (Online)

The Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) provides graduate level education and training in the field of Nursing Leadership and Administration. Students enrolled in the Nursing Leadership and Administration MSN program acquire the knowledge and experience to assume leadership positions in a wide range of health care systems and fulfill the fundamental requirements to secure middle and top-level administrative positions in health care agencies. The MSN in Nursing Leadership and Administration degree option is available to nurses who possess an RN license and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN). Courses for this degree are delivered through distance education (i.e., online), which allows nurses to advance their careers while working and remaining in their communities.

For application information, visit the School of Nursing website or contact the Nursing Graduate Advisor for more information about application and admission requirements at (575) 646-7770. 

Degree Plan: Nursing Leadership and Administration

Prefix Title Credits
MSN: Administration
NURS 506Health Policy for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 509Quality Improvement for Healthcare Leaders3
NURS 507Evidence-Based Practice for Healthcare Leaders3
NURS 530Promoting Health Behavior3
NURS 549Management of Human and Fiscal Resources in Nursing4
NURS 565Advanced Leadership in Healthcare5
NURS 566Seminar in Nursing Administration- Roles3
NURS 567Nursing Informatics3
NURS 595Advanced Field Work in Nursing2
NURS 649Innovations and Health Care Organizations3
Non-thesis Track
Satisfactory completion of final MSN project and paper
Total Credits32

Full Time Track

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
NURS 507 Evidence-Based Practice for Healthcare Leaders 3
NURS 567 Nursing Informatics 3
 Credits6
Spring
NURS 506 Health Policy for Advanced Nursing Practice 3
NURS 509 Quality Improvement for Healthcare Leaders 3
 Credits6
Summer
NURS 565 Advanced Leadership in Healthcare 5
 Credits5
Second Year
Fall
NURS 549 Management of Human and Fiscal Resources in Nursing 4
NURS 649 Innovations and Health Care Organizations 3
 Credits7
Spring
NURS 530 Promoting Health Behavior 3
NURS 595 Advanced Field Work in Nursing 2
NURS 566 Seminar in Nursing Administration- Roles 3
 Credits8
 Total Credits32

Part Time Track

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
NURS 507 Evidence-Based Practice for Healthcare Leaders 3
 Credits3
Spring
NURS 506 Health Policy for Advanced Nursing Practice 3
NURS 509 Quality Improvement for Healthcare Leaders 3
 Credits6
Summer
NURS 565 Advanced Leadership in Healthcare 5
 Credits5
Second Year
Fall
NURS 567 Nursing Informatics 3
NURS 649 Innovations and Health Care Organizations 3
 Credits6
Spring
NURS 530 Promoting Health Behavior 3
 Credits3
Third Year
Fall
NURS 549 Management of Human and Fiscal Resources in Nursing 4
 Credits4
Spring
NURS 566 Seminar in Nursing Administration- Roles 3
NURS 595 Advanced Field Work in Nursing 2
 Credits5
 Total Credits32