Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Administration

The MSN in Nursing Administration prepares registered nurses (RNs) for nurse executive and nurse administrator roles. Students in the 100% online MSN degree program will gain the diverse and necessary set of skills to excel in the healthcare industry, both as caregivers and administrators; from patient outreach to staff management and policymaking to finance.

The core MSN curriculum focuses on nursing theory, practical knowledge of legal and ethical issues in healthcare, and specialized skills in areas such as healthcare informatics, strategic management, and planning. The MSN degree is intended for RNs who have already completed their baccalaureate degree in nursing with a minimum 3.0 GPA from a regionally accredited institution. RNs who do not yet have a baccalaureate degree in nursing but would like to pursue the MSN may do so through our 100% online RN to MSN with a BSN stop-out program, which allows qualified associate or diploma prepared RNs to earn their BSN and seamlessly transition into the MSN degree program.

Key Program Features

Integrate scientific findings from nursing, biopsychosocial fields, genetics, public health, quality improvement, and organizational sciences

Recognize that organizational and systems leadership are critical to the promotion of high quality and safe patient care

Articulate the methods, tools, performance measures, and standards related to quality, as well as be prepared to apply quality principles within an organization

Apply research outcomes within the practice setting, resolve practice problems, work as a change agent, and disseminate results

Use patient care technologies to deliver and enhance care and use communication technologies to integrate and coordinate care

Intervene at the system level through the policy development process and employ advocacy strategies to influence health and healthcare

Communicate, collaborate, and consult with other health professionals to manage and coordinate care

Recognize that nursing practice, at the master’s level, is broadly defined as any form of nursing intervention that influences healthcare outcomes for individuals, populations, or systems

Apply and integrate broad, organizational, client-centered, and culturally appropriate concepts in the planning, delivery, management, and evaluation of evidence-based clinical prevention and population care and services to individuals, families, and aggregates/identified populations

Program Details

UMO offers a year-round Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program with a concentration in Nursing Administration for 30 semester hours that you can complete in 15 consecutive months (or 4 consecutive semesters).

  • Our MSN will academically prepare you for the Nurse Executive Advanced Certification (NEA-BC) exam.
  • No GRE required (Graduate Record Examinations – standardized test)
  • Students attend one “Residency Day” at the main UMO campus each semester to meet classmates and faculty, learn about new resources, address questions, and network.
  • We accept baccalaureate prepared RNs with an active unencumbered license to practice nursing in the state of North Carolina, who graduated from a regionally accredited institution, and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher in their baccalaureate coursework.

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program at the University of Mount Olive is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

More Information

  • NUR 620 Principles of Business and Finance in Healthcare for Nurses
  • NUR 700Practice Immersion I: EBP Research Proposal
  • NUR 630 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice
  • NUR 640 Influencing the Future of Nursing and Healthcare
  • NUR 710 Practice Immersion II: Quantitative and Qualitative Data Collection Measures
  • NUR 670 Ethical, Legal, and Regulatory Issues in Healthcare
  • NUR 680 Measuring Performance Standards
  • NUR 720 Practice Immersion III: Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis Methods
  • NUR 660 Executive Leadership and Management in Healthcare
  • NUR 730 Practice Immersion IV: Graduate Thesis
  • Nurse Administrator
  • Nurse Executive