Nursing Administration - Master of Science in Nursing

The Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) provides graduate level education and training in the field of nursing administration. Students enrolled in the Nursing 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 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.

MSN admission criteria include:

  • Successful admission to the NMSU Graduate School
  • Admission to the MSN Program is a competitive process based on the components of the application
  • Undergraduate or graduate level statistics course
  • Current unencumbered RN license from one of the 50 U.S. States or Territories
  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing with a minimum nursing GPA of 3.0 or better

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 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 Healthcare3-5
NURS 566Seminar in Nursing Administration- Roles3
NURS 567Nursing Informatics3
NURS 595Advanced Field Work in Nursing3
NURS 649Innovations and Health Care Organizations3
or NURS 562 Innovations and Health Care Organizations
Non-thesis Track
Satisfactory completion of final MSN project and paper
Total Credits31-33