University of Saint Mary

Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Administrator

Address:

4100 S. 4th Street

Leavenworth, KS 66048

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Administrator

Format: Online

Program Description:

New Career Opportunity Today – More Flexibility Tomorrow

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from University of Saint Mary is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)¹ and integrates the Essentials of Master's Education in Nursing (2011) from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). With these new essentials, the online MSN not only prepares you for advanced career opportunities, it prepares you for a doctorate-level program, which would unlock even more career options.

Here’s why the online MSN from the University of Saint Mary is right for you:

  • Choice of two specializations to match your professional goals: Nurse Educator and Nurse Administrator
  • Clinical hours may be completed where you work
  • Our curriculum and clinical options put you a step ahead should you decide to pursue  a doctorate.
  • Online convenience with no residency requirements – perfect for busy, working nurses
  • Education rooted in Sister Simone Roach’s 5 Cs of Caring – Conscience, Confidence, Compassion, Commitment and Competence²
  • CCNE accredited

¹The Master of Science in Nursing program at the University of Saint Mary is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC, 20036, (202) 887-6791.

²Roach, M.S. (1992). The human act of caring: A blueprint for the health professions. Ottawa, Ontario: Canadian Hospital Association Press.

Nurse Administrator: Nurse Administrators organize, supervise, and coordinate nursing care from the micro and macro levels.  They also play a key role in fostering the delivery of safe, effective, and quality patient care. A Master of Science in Nursing with a focus on nursing administration is the preferred entry-level degree for nurse administrators.  This specialization also provides you with the skills and knowledge to embrace a leadership role as a decision maker in the healthcare industry.

Consider these statistics:

  • The AACN reports nearly 1,000 faculty vacancies in nursing schools with bachelor’s and master’s degree programs¹
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 26 percent increase in nursing jobs by 2020, the largest increase for any occupation²
  • A workforce study conducted by the Bernard Hodes Group finds that 75% of current nurse leaders plan to retire by 2020³

With either of these powerful specializations, you’ll be poised to land challenging and rewarding positions.

¹http://www.aacn.nche.edu/media-relations/fact-sheets/nursing-faculty-shortage
²http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm
³http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/aging-workforce-survey-finds-most-nurse-leaders-will-retire-by-the-year-2020-56479182.html

Accreditation:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Please contact the Financial Aid Office at University of Saint Mary (your enrollment advisor will be able to provide you with a contact number.)

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