Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Leader Executive

The Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Leader Executive will educate bachelor degree prepared nurses to perform as a leader or manager with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to function in a variety of healthcare organizations.

Graduates of the program will:

  • Develop a comprehensive leadership and management skill base using current organizational and business models to perform analysis of the healthcare environment.
  • Develop and facilitate interdisciplinary teams using effective group dynamics to coordinate, foster, and evaluate safe patient care.
  • Utilize the process of scientific inquiry, evidence-based research, and information technology to validate and refine knowledge relevant to organizational leadership and management.
  • Analyze trends in healthcare and organizational functions and their impact on the profession of nursing, nursing leadership, and the delivery of patient care.
  • Investigate the psychosocial aspects of nursing leadership in relations to mentoring and coaching healthcare providers


To complete a Master of Science in Nursing-Nurse Leader Executive degree the student completes 21 credits of foundational courses and an additional 14 credits of nurse educator courses to complete the 35 credit master's degree.

 MSN Foundational Courses MSN Nurse Leader Executive
N500 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing 3cr N642 Financial Management for the Nurse Executive 3cr
N620 Technology in Nursing Practice 2cr N542 Human Resources 3cr
N600 Roles, Issues, and Public Health Policy 3cr N541Performance Improvement 4cr
N610 Leading Change in Healthcare 3cr N641 Strategic Planning 3cr
N630 Scientific Inquiry I 3cr N643 Nurse Leader Executive  1cr
N635 Scientific Inquiry II 3cr    
Internship for Graduate Nurse Professional 4cr    
Total Credits = 21 credits
Total Credits = 14 credits
Total credits for Master of Science in Nursing = minimum of 35 credit hours for MSN, MSN Educator, MSN Nurse Leader Executive.

Learn about the admission requirements for this program. 

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Other Graduate Programs:

Master of Science in Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Educator