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 5125Health Policy for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 5115Quality Improvement for Healthcare Leaders3
NURS 5110Evidence-Based Practice for Healthcare Leaders3
NURS 5130Promoting Health Behavior3
NURS 5220Management of Human and Fiscal Resources in Nursing4
NURS 5210Advanced Leadership in Healthcare5
NURS 5230Seminar in Nursing Administration- Roles3
NURS 5120Nursing Informatics3
NURS 5240Advanced Field Work in Nursing2
NURS 6255Innovations 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 5110 Evidence-Based Practice for Healthcare Leaders 3
NURS 5120 Nursing Informatics 3
 Credits6
Spring
NURS 5125 Health Policy for Advanced Nursing Practice 3
NURS 5115 Quality Improvement for Healthcare Leaders 3
 Credits6
Summer
NURS 5210 Advanced Leadership in Healthcare 5
 Credits5
Second Year
Fall
NURS 5220 Management of Human and Fiscal Resources in Nursing 4
NURS 6255 Innovations and Health Care Organizations 3
 Credits7
Spring
NURS 5130 Promoting Health Behavior 3
NURS 5240 Advanced Field Work in Nursing 2
NURS 5230 Seminar in Nursing Administration- Roles 3
 Credits8
 Total Credits32

Part Time Track

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
NURS 5110 Evidence-Based Practice for Healthcare Leaders 3
 Credits3
Spring
NURS 5125 Health Policy for Advanced Nursing Practice 3
NURS 5115 Quality Improvement for Healthcare Leaders 3
 Credits6
Summer
NURS 5210 Advanced Leadership in Healthcare 5
 Credits5
Second Year
Fall
NURS 5120 Nursing Informatics 3
NURS 6255 Innovations and Health Care Organizations 3
 Credits6
Spring
NURS 5130 Promoting Health Behavior 3
 Credits3
Third Year
Fall
NURS 5220 Management of Human and Fiscal Resources in Nursing 4
 Credits4
Spring
NURS 5230 Seminar in Nursing Administration- Roles 3
NURS 5240 Advanced Field Work in Nursing 2
 Credits5
 Total Credits32