Nursing Administration - Master of Science in Nursing

MSN: The School of Nursing offers graduate course work for nurses leading to a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree with a concentration in Nursing Administration.  This concentration is designed to provide students with the knowledge and preparation to assume leadership roles in a variety of health care delivery systems. The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Admission to the MSN program is in accordance with the general regulations of the Graduate School and the admission requirements of the School of Nursing. 

Additional requirements include:

  • a BSN from a nationally accredited college or university;
  • successful completion of an undergraduate inferential statistics course within the last 5 years;
  • three professional letters of recommendation;
  • official transcripts from each college or university attended;
  • a letter stating personal goals for graduate education area;
  • resume identifying clinical practice experience; and
  • proof of licensure or eligibility for licensure as a Registered Nurse in any of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia or U.S. territories;
  • a personal interview with the MSN Specialty Track Director is required.

For admission information, contact the NMSU Office of Admissions,

Concentration: Nursing Administration

The MSN course of study leading to the master’s degree in Nursing Administration follows

Prefix Title Credits
MSN: Administration
NURS 506Health Policy for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 507Evidence-Based Practice3
NURS 530Promoting Health Behavior3
NURS 549Management of Human and Fiscal Resources in Nursing3
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
NURS 651Quality Improvement in Healthcare3
Non-thesis Track
Satisfactory completion of final MSN project and paper
Total Credits30-32