Nursing Administration Degree Programs in San Antonio

Dec 17, 2018

San Antonio Nursing Administration Schools

San Antonio-area nursing students don't have many options when it comes to studying the administrative side of their field, but the one public school offering programs is fewer than 20 minutes from the city's center. Learn about the required coursework in the institution's graduate programs, and then get additional details about the school in the table.

  • At the University of Texas Health Science Center, students can earn master's and doctoral degrees in nursing with an emphasis in administrative management. The university is located only 10 miles from downtown San Antonio, so students have ample opportunity to acquire real-world experience through internships and practicums.

School Statistics

Info on tuition rates and how many students are on campus just might impact whether the profiled school is for you. Get additional facts on the institution below.

University of Texas Health Science Center
School Type 4-year, public
Total Enrollment (2017) 3,277*
Campus Setting Large city
Graduate Tuition and Fees (2017-18) $4,028 in-state, $12,560 out-of-state*

Sources: *NCES College Navigator

University of Texas Health Science Center

The University of Texas Health Science Center is divided into schools of biomedical sciences, nursing, health professions, dentistry and medicine. In the School of Nursing, students have the opportunity to assess health care systems and improve the care received by people in the community. The university is committed to increasing the number of competent nurses to combat the nursing shortage.

Master of Science in Nursing with a Major in Administrative Management

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) offers seven majors, including one in administrative management. The program trains people to manage a health care practice by acquiring skills in financial management, human resource management, performance improvement and clinical practice. Courses include both lectures and clinical hours and cover topics such as program planning and evaluation, nursing and health systems management, human resources and financial management. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible for certification as Certified Nurse Manager Leaders and can join organizations such as the American Organization of Nurse Executives. To be admitted into the MSN in administrative management, enrollees must have a bachelor's degree in nursing, a Texas RN license and CPR certification. They must also pass a criminal background check.

Doctor of Nursing Practice with a Track in Executive Administrative Management

Aspiring doctoral students must have a bachelor's or master's degree in nursing, a Texas RN license, CPR certification, all of their current immunizations and current health insurance. They must also pass a criminal background check and have at least 1,000 post-bachelor's clinical and practicum hours to be admitted into the program. The program familiarizes students with the changes in health care system mandates, safe practices in health care and methods to improve patient outcomes. Upon completion, graduates should be able to assess a health care facility's current systems and improve them.

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