This program prepares you to develop management and leadership skills in preparation for higher-level management and leadership positions within healthcare. In addition to the instruction portion of the course, students will complete 180 practicum hours in an approved healthcare environment focusing on nursing administration.   

All of the course work for this concentration can be completed online. You will select your own master’s or doctoral-prepared registered nurse preceptor and clinical supervisor in your geographic area to help supervise the details of your project.   

We are offering two new program options you may want to consider applying for. These options include: 

Nurse Educator + FNP Certificate
Nurse Administrator + FNP Certificate

These unique options allows individuals who are interested in becoming a Nurse Educator or Nurse Administrator, but who also has interest in the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program, the ability to pursue both interests.  Additionally, for those interested in the FNP program but feel their overall undergraduate GPA may not be as competitive as they would like, these options may be worth considering as an alternative pathway to becoming a FNP.
By substituting courses required for the Nurse Educator or Nurse Administrator concentrations with pre-requisites needed for the FNP clinical courses, students can earn a master’s degree, with a concentration as a Nurse Educator or Nurse Administrator, along with an FNP Post-Master’s Certificate in 10 semesters of part-time study.  Information about the new options is located in the Information Packet located here.

Courses for the Nurse Administrator Concentration

Research Core (6 credit hours) 

  • NUR 607 Data Analysis in Nursing Research (3 credit hours) or EDPS 641 Introduction to Statistical Methods (3 credit hours) 
  • NUR 604 Research (3 credit hours)   

Nursing Core (11 credit hours) 

  • NUR 603 Nursing Theory (3 credit hours) 
  • NUR 605 Nursing Information Technology (2 credit hours) 
  • NUR 610 Nursing Concepts in Health Promotion/Disease and Injury Prevention in Populations (3 credit hours) (*45 hrs clinical) 
  • NUR 611 Concept Analysis 2, Decision Making (3 credit hours)   

Administration Role Core (19 credit hours) 

  • NUR 640 Nursing Administration in Complex Organizations (3 credit hours) 
  • NUR 642 Administrative Management for Nurses (3 credit hours) 
  • NUR 643 Financial Management for Nurses (3 credit hours) 
  • MGT 500 Managing Organizational Behavior (3 credit hours) 
  • MKG 505 Survey of Marketing (3 credit hours)   
  • NUR 672, Practicum of Role Expectations (4 credit hours) (*180 hrs clinical)   

Total: 36 credit hours required for this concentration.   

* Clinical hours

Other Concentrations

Learn more about the nurse educator and family nurse practitioner concentrations.