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MSN Nursing Administration

Program Description

MSN Nursing Administration (Online)

With an MSN in Nursing Administration, you can make a difference in creating healthy work environments that support quality patient and/or population care. You will be empowered with the skills you need to lead interprofessional teams in a variety of healthcare settings.

The program, which can be completed in as little as 24 months, is offered online in 8-week modules.  The curriculum includes instruction in leadership and management theories, communication and relationship building, leading change and innovation, improving quality and safety, and developing an evidence-based practice.

Program highlights:

  • Career Advancement in Growth Market - Earning your M.S.N. in Nursing Administration can lead to both career and salary growth. Our program prepares you to join the health care management sector, which is projected to grow 18% through 2028 (BLS).
  • Expert Faculty - You will be taught by our diverse, exceptional faculty who are experienced in administration, management, and leadership and are devoted to educating nurses and impacting health care nationwide. With their guidance, you will advance health care through OU's intensive research initiatives and health-related community outreach programs.
  • Accelerated Online Delivery - Balance school with your career with our flexible, online format. Our accelerated program allows you to earn your M.S.N. in 24 months while working full-time.
  • Access to Sooner Network - Earning your degree from OUHSC gives you lifelong connections outside of the classroom. You will join over 10,500 alumni of OUHSC's College of Nursing - the state's largest nursing program.

Program Outcomes

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

  • Integrate theories from nursing and support sciences to guide practice and role development
  • Use evidence-based and best practice literature to propose and initiate change.
  • Use political acumen to influence health care policy in the promotion of safe, ethical health care delivery.
  • Deliver a broad array of evidence-based, patient-centered nursing interventions to culturally diverse or at-risk individuals and populations in a specialized area of practice.
  • Demonstrate expertise in a specialized area of clinical, teaching, and management/administrative practice and/or initial competence in a functional role (advanced practice registered nurse [APRN], educator and administrator).
  • Employ leadership and management skills in decision making to improve nursing care delivery and the care environment.
  • Collaborate with the interprofessional teams to improve nursing care and health care services.
  • Contribute to knowledge dissemination through scholarly activities and communication.
  • Use critical synthesis to effectively manage resources and systems.
  • Demonstrate competency in information analysis, management and technology consistent with role preparation.
  • Engage in lifelong learning and professional development.

Prerequisite Courses

All master’s programs currently require two prerequisite courses: Statistics and research methodology. Both courses must be completed prior to enrollment in the master’s program. 

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse. 
  • Administration/Management and Education program applicants must be licensed in the United States.
  • Applicants to the Administration/Management and Education programs are advised that their practicum experience must be completed in the United States.
  • Completion of a research methodology course with a grade of C or better.
  • Completion of a graduate or undergraduate general statistics course. Must include probability theory, inferential statistics, and descriptive statistics with a grade of C or better.
  • An overall grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 hours of academic credit.
  • Submission of three (3) recommendations (references) for admission with the Nursing CAS Admission Application.
  • Application to the University.
  • If requested by faculty, an interview.

NOTICE: Admission requirements are subject to change. It is the applicant’s responsibility to stay informed regarding current applicable requirements. Please check the website often for updates.