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MSN in Nurse Leadership and Management

Regent University's Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nurse Leadership and Management is designed to prepare students for leadership roles in healthcare. Keep reading to learn more about this program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nurse Leadership and Management

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Students interested in enrolling Regent University's MSN with a concentration in Nurse Leadership and Management program should have an interest understanding how nurses can further their existing careers by taking on leadership or executive positions. Admission to this program is available to students with a registered nurse license in their practicing state and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). All applicants to Regent University should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Regent University's MSN program with a concentration in Nurse Leadership and Management is designed to prepare current nurses to assume leadership roles in their careers. Students have the opportunity to learn how to manage health system finances, assess and solve nurse problems, enhance health policies that impact patients and staff members, and strengthen their overall leadership skills. Courses students might take in this program include healthcare policy, administrative theory, nursing informatics, and health systems financial management.

While in the program, students have the opportunity to gain 45 clinical hours per 16-week clinical course. They also have the chance to take an elective from the Master of Science in Healthcare Administration program.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

42 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the MSN in Nurse Leadership and Management:

The MSN in Nurse Leadership and Management program at Regent University includes 14 total courses that are broken down into five Required Courses, eight Concentration Courses, and one Elective course. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Courses (15 hours)

  • Theoretical & Ethical Nursing Foundations
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Nursing & Healthcare Delivery Systems
  • Research Methods & Biostatistics I
  • Research Methods & Biostatistics II

Concentration Courses (24 hours)

  • Administrative Theory
  • Administrative Strategies
  • Health Systems Financial Management
  • Healthcare Policy
  • Quality Improvement
  • Role Development of the Nurse Administrator
  • Nursing Administration Practicum I
  • Nursing Administration Practicum II

Elective Course (3 hours)

  • Students choose 1 of the following courses:
    • Data Analysis for Decision Making
    • Managing Change in Healthcare Organizations
    • Performance Management
    • Managing People

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students in the MSN with a concentration in Nurse Leadership and Management program could choose to further develop their skills by continuing their their education. Potential educational options include post-graduate certificates that allow students to enhance their MSN or doctoral degrees in nursing that prepares students for advance practice roles or top-level clinical, academic or research pursuits in healthcare.

Degree options could include:

  • Post-Graduate Certificate with a specialty in Nurse-Midwife
  • Post-Graduate Certificate with a specialty in Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • PhD in Nursing

Career Paths:

A variety career options could be available to students who complete the MSN with a concentration in Nurse Leadership and Management program. They might seek positions where their responsibilities include areas of financial management, organizational leadership and healthcare policy development.

Career options for graduates could include:

  • Nursing consultant
  • Nursing director
  • Healthcare administrator
  • Nurse executive
  • Chief nurse officer

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