• Master of Science in Nursing - Administration

    The Masters of Science in Nursing - Administration online program can be completed in two years and requires 33 credits to graduate. The degree prepares registered nurses to take leadership roles in a variety of health care settings, including hospitals, managed care organizations, clinics and other agencies. The curriculum includes health care policy, finance, organization, and management as well as population health, quantitative business analysis, strategic planning and leadership.

    Central to the vision of the PA College graduate programs is an interprofessional core of five courses in which students from all degree programs will collaborate and study together just as health care professionals do in their work settings. The online experience will be enhanced through a face-to-face learning educational event in two weekend sessions on our campus called integrating experiences (IE). Students at all levels and tracks will meet together during each IE with an opportunity to participate in plenary activities with peers at different mileposts in their course of study.

    COURSES   CREDITS
    IPC 501 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in a Diverse 3
      Society*  
    IPC 502 Innovation and Technology* 3
    IPC 511 Graduate Research* 3
    IPC 512 Health Care Policy and Finance* 3
    IPC 550 INTEGRATING EXPERIENCE I  
    NHA 521 Health Systems Organization and Management 3
    NHA 522 Organization Behavior and Process Improvement in 3
      Health Care  
    NHA 601 Quantitative Business Analysis 3
    NHA 602 Strategic Planning 3

    Elective 3
    IPC 601 Role Development and Leadership* 3
    NUR 620 Applied Practice in Nursing Administration 3
    IPC 650 INTEGRATING EXPERIENCE II  
      TOTAL CREDITS    33 

    *Interprofessional Core Courses



    Accreditation Review

    The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) will be conducting an on-site accreditation visit for the Master of Science in Nursing programs from Monday, January 23, to Wednesday, January 25. The MSN programs, as well as CCNE, welcome third-party comments about the program from students, faculty and other constituents. All written and signed comments will be accepted by CCNE until Monday, January 2. All comments should be directed to ThirdPartyComments@aacn.nche.edu or:

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    Attn: Third-Party Comments
    1 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530
    Washington, DC 20036

    For questions or more information, please feel free to contact Rita Wise, Program Chair, at (717) 947-6198.