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Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Administration Online

Complete Coursework: in as few as 10 months Credit Hours: 30 Tuition with fees: $11,880*

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Administration online degree program at The University of Alabama in Huntsville is only offered 100% online. This flexible format is designed to prepare you as a leader—ready to influence the future of nursing. Taught by the same nursing faculty who teach on campus, this CCNE-accredited program—with the ability to complete clinical hours in your local area—can be completed in as few as 10 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.

In our MSN – Nursing Administration online 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

Courses

To earn your Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Administration online degree at UAH, you will complete 10 nursing courses totaling 30 credit hours. Our 7-week courses allow you to complete your coursework on a full-time or part-time basis.

To see the full list of MSN – Nursing Administration online courses, view courses.

Admissions

The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree at UAH. Please review the admission guidelines carefully. Applicants to the MSN – Nursing Administration online program must have a BSN degree from an accredited program and hold a current RN license.

To learn more about our MSN – Nursing Administration online admission requirements, view admissions.

Tuition

UAH prides itself on offering a high-quality education at an affordable cost. Our pay-by-the-course tuition cost for the MSN – Nursing Administration online degree program is affordable and priced with the working student in mind. Financial aid may also be available for students who qualify.

To learn more about our MSN – Nursing Administration online tuition, view tuition.

Calendar

UAH offers multiple start dates throughout the year, so you can begin your MSN – Nursing Administration online coursework at a time that is best for you. You should consider all relevant deadlines, such as the application date and required documents deadline for admission.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for the MSN – Nursing Administration online, view calendar.

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Courses

The online Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Administration degree program at UAH 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.

Our 7-week courses allow you to complete your coursework on a full-time or part-time basis. Full-time students can complete the program in as few as 10 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: 7 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.

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Admissions

The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible for admission to the MSN – Nursing Administration online degree program:

  • BSN from a National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or Commission for Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited baccalaureate program
  • Current CV or resume (upload to recruit)
  • 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)

Students must also submit the following document requirements by the end of the first week of class:

  • Criminal background check and drug testing
  • Physical/health exam
  • PPD skin test or chest x-ray
  • Immunization records for Hepatitis B, Varicella, MMR, and Influenza
  • CPR or ACLS certification
  • Liability insurance
  • Licensure

Transcripts

Send your official transcripts to UAH through an electronic delivery service such as Docufide/Parchment, E-Scrip, or Student Clearinghouse. If your school does not have access to these services, you can request that they send your official hard-copy transcripts to:

UAH Admissions
301 Sparkman Drive
SSB 222
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Tuition

The University of Alabama in Huntsville is committed to providing students with a quality, affordable education. Please see the chart below for tuition information for our MSN – Nursing Administration online degree program:

Program Per Credit Hour Per Program
MSN – Nursing Administration $396 $11,880*

Application Fee: $60

*Price subject to change.

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Calendar

At UAH, we offer multiple start dates to accommodate busy schedules. Here you can find deadlines for your application, documents, and tuition payment for the MSN – Nursing Administration online program.

Course Start Application Deadline Document Deadline Payment Due Last Class Day
1/8/2018 12/15/2017 1/2/2018 1/8/2018 2/27/2018
3/5/2018 2/19/2018 2/26/2018 3/5/2018 5/2/2018
5/7/2018 4/23/2018 4/30/2018 5/7/2018 6/19/2018
6/20/2018 6/6/2018 6/13/2018 6/20/2018 8/1/2018
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