Online Master of Science in NursingNursing Administration

Prepare for Leadership at Every Level

Whether you’re making high-level organizational decisions, elevating the quality of patient care, or guiding your colleagues to success, your leadership skills are vital in health care. The online MSN in Nursing Administration program from Bradley University can help you hone those skills so you can lead when it counts the most.

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With our online nursing degrees, you can:

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Learn 100% online with no campus residency requirements

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Choose your site preceptors

Complete clinicals locally

Complete clinicals locally

Which path is right for you?

Depending on your entry-level education, Bradley offers two options to earn your online Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Administration degree.

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RN to MSN-Nursing Administration

If you have an ADN, nursing diploma, or non-nursing bachelor’s degree, we offer bridge courses that can start you on the path from an RN toward an MSN-Nursing Administration degree.

  • 39–40 credit hours
  • 2.3 years
  • 350 clinical hours

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BSN to MSN-Nursing Administration

If you already have your BSN, you may be eligible to start working toward your MSN-Nursing Administration right away. No bridge courses are required for this entry path.

  • 30-31 credit hours
  • 1.7 years
  • 300 clinical hours

Why earn an online MSN in Nursing Administration degree?

Nursing is an essential role. So is leadership.

The nursing workforce is evolving — and not just due to regulatory changes and increased demand for primary care services. An influx of new nurses is expected through the next decade, and they’ll need more than experienced teachers. They’ll need exceptional leaders. That’s exactly what Bradley’s online MSN in Nursing Administration program can prepare you to become.

You’ve taken the first step to advance your nursing career by earning your RN. Now it’s time to take a giant leap forward. Graduate from our online RN to MSN in Nursing Administration program, and you can:

  • Successfully navigate today’s complex and multifaceted health care system.
  • Develop a command of the art and science of patient-centered care.
  • Explore health policy and its impact on evidence-based clinical practice.
  • Advance your expertise in financial management, human resources, and health care IT.
  • Thrive as a nursing leader in nearly any health care organization.

Is an online MSN in Nursing Administration right for you?

Need help deciding if our online RN to MSN program best aligns with your current needs and future goals? We can help.

Our online MSN in Nursing Administration program is an ideal choice if: 

• You’re an experienced RN and you’re ready to distinguish yourself as a leader.
• You’re motivated, analytical, and are interested in the business of health care.
• You wish to advance your professional career and eventually earn your DNP.
• You’re ready to earn an advanced credential that can elevate your earning potential.

Here are a few other ways to know if an online MSN from Bradley is the right choice for you:

• You want to collaborate with and learn from other aspiring nurse administrators.
• You want a flexible online learning environment that fits your busy schedule.
• You’re eager to learn from a faculty of passionate and experienced clinicians.
• You prefer small class sizes; Bradley offers a 12:1 student faculty ratio.

EXPLORE MSN-NURSING ADMINISTRATION CAREERS

Online MSN-Nursing Administration Curriculum

The innovative curriculum of our online RN to MSN in Nursing Administration program expertly blends the disciplines of nursing, management, and business to prepare you for leadership in the modern health care marketplace.

Online RN to MSN-Nursing Administration Curriculum

For students with an ADN, nursing diploma, or non-nursing bachelor’s degree.

Bridge Courses

NUR 300 Conceptual Basis for Professional Nursing Practices 3 Credits
NUR 303 Research in Nursing 3 Credits
NUR 404 Community Health Nursing - Theory 2 Credits
NUR 407 Community Health Practicum RN-MSN* 1 Credit

Core Courses

ENC 510 Statistical Procedures 3 Credits
NUR 501 Nursing Theories: Analysis and Development 3 Credits
NUR 526 Evidence-Based Practice 3 Credits
NUR 615 Health Informatics 3 Credits
NUR 630 Nursing Administration I - Theory 3 Credits
NUR 631 Nursing Administration I - Practicum* 3 Credits
NUR 632 Nursing Administration II - Theory 3 Credits
NUR 633 Nursing Administration II - Practicum* 3 Credits
NUR 640 Healthcare Policy 3 Credits
NUR 690 Professional Aspects of Advanced Nursing Practice 1 Credit
NUR 697 Capstone Project in Nursing 3 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 39–40

*Clinical or practicum courses require a preceptor.
Note: Curriculum is subject to change.

Online BSN to MSN-Nursing Administration Curriculum

For students with a BSN or who have completed the bridge courses.

ENC 510 Statistical Procedures 3 Credits
NUR 501 Nursing Theories: Analysis and Development 3 Credits
NUR 526 Evidence-Based Practice 3 Credits
NUR 615 Health Informatics 3 Credits
NUR 630 Nursing Administration I - Theory 3 Credits
NUR 631 Nursing Administration I - Practicum* 3 Credits
NUR 632 Nursing Administration II - Theory 3 Credits
NUR 633 Nursing Administration II - Practicum* 3 Credits
NUR 640 Healthcare Policy 3 Credits
NUR 690 Professional Aspects of Advanced Nursing Practice 1 Credit
NUR 697 Capstone Project in Nursing 3 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 30–31

*Clinical or practicum courses require a preceptor.
Note: Curriculum is subject to change. 

Learn from innovative nursing leaders.

The dedicated faculty members who lead our online MSN-Nursing Administration program are committed to helping you succeed as you take the next step in your nursing career. They each bring a broad base of clinical expertise and professional experience into our online classrooms every day, and they are eager to share their knowledge with you.

LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR PROFESSORS

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For more than 60 years, Bradley University has been setting the standard for excellence in nursing education. Our graduates work as advanced practice nurses and leaders in clinical and non-clinical settings across the country. They’re transforming the way health care is delivered in the 21st century — and so can you.

Make the next step in your nursing career a focused one.
Earn an advanced nursing degree online from Bradley University.