Master of Science in Nursing–Administration
Advance your nursing career with a nursing administration degree program focused on developing health care’s next leaders.
Set yourself up for career advancement and leadership opportunities by earning a Master’s Degree in Nursing – Administration.
In the Master of Science in Nursing – Administration program, you’ll learn about the latest in health care policy, finance, organization and management. Through an interprofessional curriculum, this online program builds expertise in population health, quantitative business analysis, strategic plan and leadership. You’ll develop the leadership skills you need to guide teams of nurses as they deliver valuable care. You will also establish the policy expertise required to make decisions about how nursing programs operate.
This nursing administration degree program is designed to advance your career and won’t ask you to put it on hold. This program includes two live online or on campus Integrating Experiences. In addition, you will participate in an orientation specific to graduate level work that will set you up to be successful. You’ll also spend a semester in Applied Practice, changing health outcomes or developing new administrative innovations.
At the completion of the Master of Science in Nursing – Administration program, the graduate will:
- Integrate knowledge from nursing and other disciplines to plan patient-centered care that promotes health and improves healthcare outcomes.
- Apply leadership skills that foster ethical decision making, fiscal responsibility, and advocacy, interprofessional collaborative relationships and a systems perspective.
- Use technology to enhance communication and support quality of care and strategic decision making processes in practice.
- Apply patient-centered and culturally appropriate concepts to improve quality and safety, reduce health disparities, and improve health outcomes for diverse populations.
- Model behaviors that demonstrate professionalism and community engagement of self and others, through clinical scholarship and application of evidence-based recommendations in practice.
- Use evidence-based knowledge and appropriate professional standards to analyze, evaluate and influence outcomes and health care policy for individuals, populations or systems.
Master of Science in Nursing–Administration Total Credits: 34
|Nursing Administration Courses||Credits|
|IPC 500||Introduction to Graduate Studies||NC|
|IPC 501*||Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in a Diverse Society||3|
|IPC 504*||Communication & Technology||3|
|IPC 511*||Graduate Research||3|
|IPC 512*||Health Care Policy and Finance||3|
|IPC 550*||Integrating Experience I||NC|
|IPC 601*||Leadership in Healthcare||3|
|IPC 655*||Integrating Experience II||1|
|NHA 521||Health Systems Organization and Management||3|
|NHA 522||Organizational Behavior and Performance Improvement in Health Care||3|
|NHA 601||Quantitative Business Analysis||3|
|NHA 602||Strategic Planning||3|
|NUR 620||Applied Practice in Nursing Administration||3|
|Total Combined Credits||34|
|*Interprofessional collaborative core course|
|NC = Non-Credit Bearing|
NHA = Combined Nursing and Health Care Administration Course
The master’s degree programs in nursing at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. See more accreditation information.
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Meet Your Faculty
Cynthia Castaldi, DNP, MSN, RN
Assistant ProfessorView Bio
Kari E. Cellini, PhD, MS, RN
Associate ProfessorView Bio
Kristen Zulkosky, PhD, RN, CNE
Director, Center for Excellence in Practice; Chair, Graduate NursingView Bio
Rita Wise, DEd, MSN, RN
Program DirectorView Bio