RN to MSN in Administrative Leadership ONLINE

Prepare for leadership roles such as director of nursing, chief nursing officer and nursing supervisor while earning your master's degree.

1/2/23 Next Apply Date
1/9/23 Start Class
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Program Overview

Explore our RN to MSN in Administrative Leadership online program

$15,824.30* Total Tuition
As few as 24 months Program Duration
45 Credit Hours

The RN to MSN in Administrative Leadership online program at Northeastern State University enables you to save time and money. By earning your RN to MSN, instead of RN to BSN plus an MSN, you save 14-19 credit hours and can move quickly into upper-level nursing roles.

This ACEN-accredited program gives you a practical, marketable skill set that you can use immediately in your practice. You will gain in-depth knowledge of leadership and management, learn to implement evidence-based practices to improve patient outcomes, and be prepared to manage culturally competent patient care.

Core MSN coursework focuses on continued development of leadership and management skills relevant to your practice. You will study fundamental nursing research skills, such as the similarities and differences of quantitative and qualitative studies; the integration of knowledge, theory and research relevant to nursing practice; public health practice to promote and preserve the health of populations; and more. Courses are taught by the same top-level faculty as on campus.

Specialized leadership coursework includes a study of fiscal resource management for nursing leaders, as well as contemporary influences, theories, principles and functional strategies related to management and administration. Coursework for this affordable RN to MSN program is aligned with core competencies set by the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE).

In this online leadership in administration nursing program, you will:

  • Create collaborative partnerships with healthcare colleagues in selected nursing roles
  • Synthesize specialized knowledge and theories from nursing and other disciplines into advanced nursing practice
  • Apply expanded research knowledge, critique skills and evidence-based practice relevant to advanced nursing practice
  • Demonstrate leadership in nursing practice to initiate change and to improve the quality, safety and outcomes for individuals, populations and systems
  • Value social, cultural, political, legal and ethical influences that impact nursing practice
  • Manage information, technology and resources effectively
  • Create collaborative partnerships with healthcare colleagues in selected nursing roles
  • Synthesize specialized knowledge and theories from nursing and other disciplines into advanced nursing practice
  • Apply expanded research knowledge, critique skills and evidence-based practice relevant to advanced nursing practice
  • Demonstrate leadership in nursing practice to initiate change and to improve the quality, safety and outcomes for individuals, populations and systems
  • Value social, cultural, political, legal and ethical influences that impact nursing practice
  • Manage information, technology and resources effectively
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The baccalaureate and master's programs in nursing at Northeastern State University, located in Tahlequah, OK, are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Contact ACEN by mail at 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia, by phone at 404-975-5000 or visit acenursing.org. The BSN program has continuing accreditation through fall 2024, and the MSN program's initial accreditation is active through fall 2025.

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$15,824.30* Total Tuition
As few as 24 months Program Duration
45 Credit Hours
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Tuition and Fees

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Tuition for the RN to MSN in Administrative Leadership in Nursing online degree program is priced with the working student in mind. For convenience, you can pay by the course. Financial aid may also be available for students who qualify.

Tuition breakdown:

$15,824.30* In-state tuition
$370.40* In-state per credit hour

Tuition breakdown:

$15,824.30* In-state tuition
$370.40* In-state per credit hour

Calendar

Courses designed for flexibility

With six start dates throughout the year, you can start your degree when it’s right for you. Peruse the NSU schedule below for deadlines.

Now enrolling:

1/2/23 Apply Date
1/9/23 Class Starts
SessionCourse StartApp DeadlineDoc DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineCourse End Date
Spring 11/9/231/2/231/2/231/4/231/9/232/24/23
Spring 23/6/232/27/232/27/233/1/233/6/234/28/23

Now enrolling:

1/2/23 Next Application Due Date
1/9/23 Start Classes

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Admissions

The online administrative leadership nursing program requirements

Applicants to the Northeastern RN to MSN in Administrative Leadership in Nursing online program must have:

Admission Requirements:

  • Current, unencumbered RN license
  • Associate degree in nursing
  • Bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field
  • Cumulative 2.5 GPA in undergraduate coursework or 3.0 GPA in nursing coursework

  • A completed application
  • An associate degree in nursing
  • A bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field
  • A current, unencumbered RN license
  • Completion of NURS 3003 Professional Nursing Role; NURS 3053 Health Assessment; and NURS 4115 Community Health Nursing with grades of “C” or better in each course
  • Completion of an approved statistics and research course with grades of “C” or better
  • Formal admission to Northeastern State University and the Graduate College by submitting an application and official transcripts to the Graduate College
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in all undergraduate coursework attempted or a 3.0 GPA based on a 4.0 scale in the major of the bachelor's degree

Courses

Explore the online RN to MSN in Administrative Leadership course curriculum

Students in the RN to MSN in Administrative Leadership in Nursing online program at Northeastern State University must complete a total of 43-48 credit hours, comprised of 11-16 hours or RN to BSN leveling coursework, 20 credit hours of MSN core coursework and 12 credit hours of MSN Leadership in Nursing coursework.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Professional Nursing Role explores essential attributes and competencies of the professional nursing role that are requisite to address current and future challenges to nursing and healthcare. Prerequisite: admission to nursing major or permission of instructor.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Health Assessment focuses on holistic health assessment of patients using Gordon's functional health patterns as an organizing framework. Current issues in professional nursing practice related to nursing process are included. Prerequisite: NURS 3003 or concurrent, or permission of instructor.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will learn about similarities and differences of quantitative and qualitative studies as well as statistical methods utilized in nursing research. Legal and ethical issues, theoretical and conceptual frameworks, and literature reviews are examined. Emphasis is on the nurse as a consumer of nursing research. Prerequisite: Statistics with a minimum grade of C and NURS 3003 Professional Nursing Role with a minimum grade of C. Concurrent enrollment is allowed for NURS 3003. Restrictions: Admission to nursing major or instructor permission is required.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students learn theory and research relevant to nursing practice and public health practice to promote and preserve the health of populations. Prerequisite: NURS 3003 Professional Nursing Role with a minimum grade of C or concurrent enrollment. Restrictions: Admission to nursing major or instructor permission is required.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will learn about the basic components of nursing and educational theories which are explored and integrated in professional nursing practice settings.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will learn the elements of quantitative and qualitative research processes. Evidence-based practice and research critique skills will be further developed.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will learn basic principles of cultural competency which are addressed with focus on regional and global populations.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will learn about policy decisions and related issues that shape the organization, financing, and implementation of health care services. Ethical, social, and political issues that affect the providing of education, healthcare, nursing services, communities and society are analyzed.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will learn about the most current trends and issues facing professional nursing practice.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Students finalize their thesis or capstone project under faculty supervision. The thesis or capstone project will be presented and defended. Students prepare for dissemination of their work for a broader audience, complete a portfolio, and consider plans for post-graduate studies. Students must re-enroll if the thesis or capstone project is not successfully presented and defended. Course may be repeated twice if additional time is needed. Prerequisite: Complete MSN core courses and 12 hours specialization courses. Concurrent enrollment allowed. Restrictions: Admission into the Master’s of Science in Nursing Degree Program. Completion of 200 hours of practicum, submission of the capstone final draft, and instructor approval. Note: May be repeated for a total of six credit hours.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Students will work with a mentor to develop and practice competencies in their selected nursing option. 200 hours of field work is required.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will learn about the advanced practice nursing role and discover the knowledge and skills to effectively manage change, empower others, and influence political processes.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will learn about the financial and resource management for the nurse leader. The course provides students the skills and knowledge to perform a variety of functions related to financial and resource management.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will learn about contemporary influences, theories, principles, and functional strategies related to management/administration and organizational systems at the micro, meso, and macrosystem levels.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will learn about the personnel and human resource issues in nursing and healthcare settings.

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