MS in nursing: admin/management

A pathway that prepares students for management and administration roles in diverse health care settings.

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Degree Information

  • Application Deadline:
    March 1 - Fall
    September 10 - Spring
  • Program Start:
    August 19 - Fall
    January 13 - Spring
  • Locations Available:
    OKC, Lawton, Tulsa
  • Length of Program:
    Full-time - 2 years
    Part-time - 3 years or more
  • Credit Hours:
    33 semester hours
  • Degree Awarded:
    Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Part-Time Study Available?
    Yes
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About the Master of Science in Nursing: Administrative/Management Pathway

This master’s pathway was created to prepare students for management and administration roles in diverse health care settings. Graduates are prepared to strategically manage human, material, information and fiscal resources to facilitate the delivery of safe, quality nursing and health care services. Role functions comprise management, administration, leadership, relationship building and advocating for the profession.

Post-Masters tracks are available. For additional information, please contact the MSN Student Program Coordinator.

Residency requirements: Due to federal regulations from the Department of Education, the College of Nursing currently accepts applications for its online master’s and doctoral degree programs from residents of the following states: Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

Terminal Program Objectives

Upon successful completion of the prgram, the graduate will be prepared to:

  • Synthesize theories from nursing and supporting sciences to guide practice and role development
  • Deliver a broad array of therapeutic nursing interventions to culturally diverse or at risk individuals and populations in a specialized area of clinical practice
  • Demonstrate expertise in a specialized area of clinical practice and/or initial competence in a specific functional role (Advanced practice nurse, educator, administrator)
  • Collaborate with other health care providers to improve nursing care and other health services
  • Influence health care policy as it relates to current and emerging health care needs in society and promote safe, ethical health care delivery
  • Contribute to nursing knowledge through planning, evaluating or conducting research and promoting research utilization
  • Demonstrate competency in oral and written communication
  • Demonstrate competency in resource and systems management
  • Demonstrate competency in information analysis and management consistent with role preparation
  • Demonstrate critical thinking as evidenced in intellectual attitudes and personal risk-taking and by consideration of complex issues with multiple alternatives for solution.