Master of Science in Nursing Administration

Master of Science in Nursing Administration

Learn how to lead a variety of health care settings, from hospitals to clinics and managed care organizations.


Learn about the latest in health care policy, finance, organization and management. You’ll gain expertise in population health, quantitative business analysis, strategic plan and leadership. As with all our online master’s degrees, our Master of Science in Nursing Administration includes two face-to-face weekend sessions. You’ll also spend a semester in Applied Practice, changing health outcomes or developing new educational innovations.


Our Master of Science in Nursing degree is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. See more accreditation information.


Applicants to the Master of Science in Nursing Administration program must:

  • Hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited institution
  • Have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Have completed an undergraduate course in statistics with a grade of “C” or better. (If you don’t have college credits in statistics, you will be able to enroll in a statistics course at PA College.)
  • Have appropriate health care licensure and certificates
  • Provide two letters of recommendation and a professional goals statement of no more than 500 words

Interested candidates who have an RN plus a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field may apply provisionally and complete the RN to MSN bridge, a three-course sequence offered through the PA College BSN program.

After successfully completing all requirements and admission to the MSN program, the student will progress directly into graduate-level courses.

The BSN is not awarded in the RN to MSN bridge program.

Spring Semester Application Requirements

To ensure a seat in Spring courses, applications to the graduate programs should be submitted no later than October 1, 2018. After that date, any applications will need to be considered on a case by case basis.

New graduate student orientation for the Spring semester will take place on Friday, December 14, and Thursday, January 10, at the College (850 Greenfield Road, Lancaster). New graduate students should plan to attend one of these sessions. Matriculated students will receive more information throughout the Summer.


IPC 501*Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in a Diverse Society3
IPC 502*Innovation and Technology3
IPC 511*Graduate Research3
IPC 512*Health Care Policy and Finance3
IPC 550*Integrating Experience INC
IPC 601*Leadership in Healthcare3
IPC 650*Integrating Experience IINC
NHA 521Health Systems Organization and Management3
NHA 522Organizational Behavior and Process Improvement in Health Care3
NHA 601Quantitative Business Analysis3
NHA 602Strategic Planning3
NUR 620Applied Practice in Nursing Administration3
Total Combined Credits33
*Interprofessional collaborative core course