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MS in Nursing - Nursing Administration

Colorado Technical University's Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration program is designed to prepare current RNs for a leadership career in nursing. Learn more about this online Master of Science in Nursing program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration

School Offering Program:

Colorado Technical University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Those who wish to apply to the Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration program must have a current Registered Nursing license and have completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. All applicants to Colorado Technical University's graduate programs should have already earned a bachelor's degree.

Program Description:

Colorado Technical University's Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration program is designed to provide current Registered Nurses with the leadership skills to advance in the profession. Courses provide an overview of the skills needed for advanced practice roles as well as examine the technologies used to deliver and enhance patient care. Students can study finance, human resources management, strategic planning, and healthcare delivery systems. The program also examines ethical, political, and legal issues related to nursing and healthcare delivery. The program concludes with a capstone course. All courses can be taken online.

Learning Format:

Offered online

Program Length:

48 credits

Financial Aid:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify, and Colorado Technical University's staff helps students identify aid options. Aid opportunities include federal grants; military aid; and federal, state, and private lending programs. Financial aid options differ based on the program's learning format.

Required Courses for a Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Colorado Technical University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses

  • NRSG 610: Advanced Professional Nursing Practices (4 credits)
  • NRSG 612: Integrating Theory and Research for Evidence-Based Practice (4 credits)
  • NRSG 615: Healthcare Informatics and Technologies (4 credits)
  • NRSG 617: Policy and Politics in Nursing and Healthcare (4 credits)
  • NRSG 625: Promoting and Preserving Health in a Diverse Society (4 credits)
  • NRSG 640: MSN Capstone (4 credits)

Concentration Courses

  • HCM 632: Systems in Healthcare (4 credits)
  • HCM 670: Management of Human Resources in Healthcare (4 credits)
  • HCM 676: Healthcare Finance (4 credits)
  • NRSG 620: Strategic Planning (4 credits)
  • NRSG 622: Innovation for Quality Care (4 credits)
  • NRSG 630: New Knowledge and Innovations in Nursing Leadership (4 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

The Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration program helps current RNs prepare for increased responsibilities or advanced career opportunities in a variety of healthcare environments. Graduates could pursue positions such as:

  • Clinical Nurse Manager
  • Chief Nursing Officer
  • Director of Surgical Services
  • Director of Oncology
  • Clinical Informatics Manager

CTU does not guarantee employment or salary. University grants or scholarships are based on established criteria as published in the University's catalog and are awarded after verification that the conditions of eligibility have been met.

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