Degree type(s): Master's
Degree field(s): Healthcare; Nursing
Location(s): Bismarck, ND; Fargo, ND; Fort Riley, KS
Program offerings by location and modality are subject to change.

ADN to MSN Nursing Leadership and Management Degree Program Details

In the University of Mary Nursing Leadership and Management ADN to MSN degree program, you will gain a strong background in healthcare business concepts that emphasize leadership in the context of advanced nursing practice in healthcare. As part of your program of study, you will have the opportunity to identify and partner with a healthcare organization and nursing leader to take part in a clinical experience.

 The ADN to MSN degree in nursing leadership and management is offered as an accelerated on-site degree program in selected cities and is also offered as an accelerated online ADN to MSN program.

Nursing Leadership and Management ADN to MSN Degree Program Highlights

The University of Mary was founded by Benedictine sisters with a long history of leadership and service in the field of nursing. The ADN to MSN Nursing Leadership and Management degree program offers students opportunities to:

  • Gain the skills to be service-minded nursing leaders who can innovate using evidence-based practice decisions.
  • Learn from top nursing professionals who incorporate Christian, Catholic, Benedictine values into the master’s degree curriculum.
  • Take part in exciting, on-site practical leadership experiences in which you learn through collaboration and gain hands-on experience.
  • Earn your master’s degree in nursing leadership and management in an accelerated format, on-site at one of the University of Mary’s selected distance learning locations.
  • Have ongoing access to expert advisors who offer valuable academic guidance.

The Nursing Leadership and Management ADN to MSN degree includes a broad spectrum of courses covering: management and organizational behavior, evidence-based practice and strategic healthcare decision making, finance and budgeting, human resource management, and more.

This master’s degree program also includes a capstone service project that involves integrating nursing and management theory in a practical application.

In the ADN to MSN program, students complete a total of 500 hours of practical leadership experiences as part of the coursework.

Graduation Requirement or Transfer Course Equivalent

Students must complete or transfer in credit with the letter grade of a C or better for the following courses:

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology l and ll
  • Microbiology
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Composition ll
  • NUR 402 Community as Partner
  • NUR 437 The Professional Nurse
  • NUR 510 Healthcare Across the Population
  • NUR 551 Critique & Design of Nursing Research
  • NUR 601 Evidence-Based Practice and Strategic Healthcare Decision Making
  • NUR 611 Influential Nursing Leadership
  • NUR 612 Professional Roles in Advanced Nursing
  • NUR 613 Leadership and the Future of Nursing
  • NUR 648 Healthcare Law & Policy
  • BUS 504 Management and Organizational Behavior
  • BUS 505 Human Resource Management
  • NUR 560 Applied Healthcare Economics, Finance and Budgeting
  • BUS 630 Current Issues in Healthcare Administration
  • NUR 696 Seminar and Service Project I
  • NUR 697 Seminar and Service Project II
  • HUM 799 Graduate Student Assessment Nursing

Application Requirements

  • Completed Application
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Nursing Diploma or Associate Degree from an accredited institution
  • Current Unencumbered RN License
  • Official transcripts from all degree granting institutions attended
  • Two letters of reference
  • Criminal background check
  • Criminal background check release form
  • Resume
  • Goal statement
  • Signed Memorandum of Understanding
  • Evidence of successful completion of graduation requirement courses or transfer course equivalent

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