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Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Administration Online

Elevate your career as an influential leader in the future of nursing.

04/22/22 Next Application Due Date
05/09/22 Start Classes

Program Overview

Learn more about our online MSN – Nursing Administration program

$14,040* Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Program Duration
30 Credit Hours

The Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Administration online program from The University of Alabama in Huntsville is designed to prepare you for leadership roles in a broad range of healthcare environments. Taught by the same nursing faculty who teach on campus, this flexible program is only offered 100% online and can be completed in as few as 12 months.

The UAH College of Nursing online MSN – Nursing Administration degree program aligns with the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies, including:

  • Effective communication
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Safety and continuous quality improvement
  • Diversity and cultural competency
  • Patient-centered care
  • Information technology
  • Evidence-based practice

With your MSN – Nursing Administration degree, you can expand your impact in nursing through positions in education, administration, management, or specialty area roles in a variety of care delivery sites. Plus, practical experience gained through the program can prepare you to pursue your Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

The Master's Degree Program in Nursing at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.ccneaccreditation.org).

In our online MSN – Nursing Administration program, you will:

  • Study quality, safety, and risk management concepts for nurse leaders
  • Examine the U.S. health care system
  • Discuss philosophical and theoretical bases of nursing and the application of research findings for practice
  • Learn essential aspects of management, including human resources, budgeting and finance, and operational management
  • Synthesize leadership learning and operational skills through identified nurse executive competencies

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Tuition and Fees

Learn more about UAH's affordable tuition

Tuition for our MSN – Nursing Administration online is affordable and can be paid by the course. Financial aid may also be available for students who qualify.

$405 Per Credit Hour
$14,040* Total Tuition

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MSN – Nursing Administration Online Program Tuition and Fees

Tuition shown below includes nursing courses only; it does not include cost of co-requisite courses.

Program Per Credit Hour Fees Per Program
Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Administration $405 $1,890 $14,040*

Application Fee: $60

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Calendar

Below are the dates you need to know

The MSN – Nursing Administration online features a flexible format with accelerated coursework and multiple start dates a year. View the full calendar to find upcoming deadlines for submitting your application, documents and tuition payment.

Now Enrolling:

04/22/22 Next Application Deadline
05/09/22 Start Classes

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Session Course Start Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Due Last Class Day
Fall 08/18/21 07/26/21 08/02/21 08/18/21 08/18/21 12/10/21
Spring 2022 01/10/22 12/01/21 12/15/21 01/10/22 01/10/22 04/29/22

Ready to take the next step toward earning your degree online from The University of Alabama in Huntsville?

Admissions

These are the requirements for the online program

The admission process for the MSN – Nursing Administration online is simple and streamlined to help you get started right away. Please review the admission guidelines carefully.

BSN degree from an accredited nursing program
Resume or CV
RN license current and unencumbered

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Applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible for admission to the MSN – Nursing Administration online degree program:

  • BSN from a regionally accredited university and a nursing program that is accredited by the Commission for Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the NLN Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA).
  • Submission of Resume or CV.
  • Current unencumbered RN license.
    • If a student is permitted to meet course clinical requirements in a state other than Alabama, the student must be licensed in that state. Students will not be allowed to continue in the track if any license is placed on probation, suspended, or revoked. Licensure must be maintained throughout the program.
  • 3.0 overall GPA on a 4.0 scale in all baccalaureate coursework or on the last 60 semester hours of baccalaureate coursework completed.
  • If GPA is between 2.5 and 3.0, student will need a minimum score on MAT of (410) or GRE (150/ 150/3).
  • Other institutional documents as provided.

Students must also submit the following document requirements:

  • Criminal background check and drug testing
  • Physical/health exam
  • Tetanus Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap)
  • PPD skin test, chest x-ray, or QuantiFERON TB Gold
  • Immunization records for Hepatitis B, Varicella, MMR, and Influenza
  • CPR or ACLS certification
  • Student consent forms and policies
  • Cultural Diversity, OSHA, and HIPAA certifications
  • Liability insurance
  • Licensure
  • Current health insurance

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Send your official transcripts to UAH Graduate Admissions through an electronic delivery service. UAH Graduate Admissions accepts official transcripts from Parchment and Student Clearinghouse.

Courses

Discover the degree plan for our online MSN – Nursing Administration program

The MSN – Nursing Administration online program includes 10 nursing courses totaling 30 credit hours. Graduates will have 225 cumulative clinical hours upon completing the program. These hours can help students move on to pursue their DNP online at UAH.

Complete your coursework on a full-time or part-time basis with 7-week courses (as well as one 15-week course taken at the end of the program, NURS 634: Internship in Nursing Leadership, which requires 135 clinical hours). Full-time students can complete the program in as few as 12 months, with 39 hours per week of nursing courses—taking two courses at a time. Part-time students can complete the program in as few as 20 months, with 19 hours per week of nursing classes.

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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Fixed first course. This course focuses on the Nurse Administrator's relationships and roles in a variety of healthcare systems. Theories of management and organization are analyzed from the perspective of structure, communication, dynamics, trends, and key management, responsibilities, and functions in healthcare delivery systems.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the role of the nurse leader in resource allocation and management in healthcare systems and related organizations. Content related to human resource management includes workforce development, the healthcare workforce, recruitment, selection, retention, development, and labor relations.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course includes discussion of philosophical and theoretical bases of nursing research and the application of research findings to practice, as well as the research process, from development of a research problem through discussion of research findings.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on economic and financial implications for nurse administrators with emphasis on executive level budget management and business planning skills. The course is designed to assist nurse administrators in gaining conceptual knowledge regarding budgeting in health systems and policy factors impacting cost, quality, and access to healthcare.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on information system concepts and technologies used in the structuring and processing of nursing information to arrive at clinical decision-making for healthcare. Analysis of information systems in clinical management, administration, education, and research will be completed. Students will explore capabilities, benefits, barriers, and related information and technologies comprising current state of informatics design and use in health and nursing related systems. Emphasis is placed on strategies, issues and technologies of information collection, analysis and communication.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The focus of this course is to explore the structure and complexity of the U.S. healthcare system. Content will include underlying values, major historical developments, reimbursement methods, stakeholders, and issues driving reform.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The focus of this course is to prepare Nursing Administration graduate students to comprehend and actively engage in organization strategic planning. Emphasis is on the development of organization blueprints, tracking current trends, forecasting, and innovative strategies in healthcare to achieve an organization’s mission and vision, thus remaining competitive in the industry. Note: 3 credit hour course: 2 didactic and 1 clinical. 45 clinical hours.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the quality, safety, and risk management concepts for nurse leaders. Content includes the use of quality tools and use of data to evaluate and promote quality outcomes. Note: 3 credit hour course: 2 didactic and 1 clinical. 45 clinical hours. Project around quality and safety.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on concepts in health assessment and health promotion for individuals and populations. The course is designed for nurses preparing for leadership roles in healthcare organizations.

Duration: 15 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Fixed final course. This is the culminating course that provides opportunities to synthesize leadership learning, administrative theory, and operational skills in budgeting and finance, and resource management. This knowledge is applied through the identified nurse executive competencies in selected healthcare related organizations. Course objectives reflect the AONE competencies and QSEN standards. Note: 135 clinical hours. Needs preceptor and affiliation agreement – demonstrate practice in an administrative nursing experience (indirect patient contact) that is beneficial to the organization under a mentor.


*Price subject to change for all programs. Tuition cost of RN to BSN reflects nursing courses only; does not include cost of co-requisite courses. Tuition cost of DNP does not include an additional clinical course that may be required.

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