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Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a Specialization in Nurse Administrator

Skilled nurse administrators can transform the care of patients and communities through evidence-based, outcome-oriented nursing leadership, and an unwavering focus on nursing excellence. At South University, you can prepare to join the next generation of nursing leaders with the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a Specialization in Nurse Administrator degree program.

This MSN with a Specialization in Nurse Administrator program helps you to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities that RNs need for leadership roles such as a Chief Nursing Officer, Director of Nursing, or Nurse Manager. The program’s curriculum equips you for a range of nursing administration work—including designing healthcare systems, making policy and financial decisions, promoting patient safety and quality care, and incorporating contemporary technology, practice, and ethics into healthcare.

Designed to be completed in as little as two years, this MSN program curriculum includes key attributes from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of Masters Education for Advanced Practice Nursing (1996), The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) Nurse Executive Competencies (2005), and the American Nurses Association (ANA) Scope of Practice for Nurse Administrators (2009).

Prepare for a Career in Nursing Administration

Upon completing South University’s MSN with a Specialization in Nurse Administrator program, you should be able to:

  • Apply organizational management and nursing administration concepts and theories to the design of complex healthcare delivery systems.
  • Incorporate technology, contemporary practice, ethics, and professional standards into the ongoing delivery of healthcare.
  • Integrate concepts of health policy, regulation, and financing to the organization of healthcare delivery, with a focus on parsimonious and responsible use of resources.
  • Lead efforts in designing innovative patient safety and quality improvement efforts and effective evaluation of nursing outcome measures.
  • Employ evidence-based practice in the care of patients with chronic and/or acute illnesses across the lifespan, or in structuring nursing interventions to promote health.
  • Facilitate the professional development and socialization of diverse nurse populations.
  • Function as change agents and leaders in healthcare settings domestically and abroad.
  • Contribute to the development of the science of nursing by engaging in scholarly activities and promoting the translation of nursing science into patient care outcomes.

You can learn in a CCNE Accredited Program

The RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the Master of Science in Nursing and RN to Master of Science in Nursing specializations, the Doctor of Nursing Practice, and the APRN Post Graduate Certificate programs at South University Online are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Combine Online Learning and On-Site Training

Our fully online MSN courses blend nursing theory with advanced practice concepts and are led by dedicated faculty who ensure online never means out of touch. Rounding out your education, the practicum courses provide valuable nursing administration experiences in clinical settings—all supervised by supportive and knowledgeable mentors.

Learn more about South University’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a Specialization in Nurse Administrator program today.

Note: This program is not available to residents of Alabama, Arkansas, New York, New Mexico, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin, and Washington DC.
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