Nursing Leadership and Administration of Health Care Systems

Accredited, Online Nursing Master's Degree from a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education


Today's visionary leaders are shaping tomorrow's nursing profession. Become one of these leaders by earning a Master of Science in Nursing (Nursing Leadership and Administration of Health Care Systems) from Excelsior College.

Designed for working nurses who are efficient, organized, and highly motivated, this master's in nursing degree will empower you to improve care at an organizational level. You'll learn to build teams, manage resources, evaluate performance, and design and implement long-range strategic initiatives.

Our dynamic, online classes cover real-world subject matter such as:

  • Information management
  • New health care technologies
  • Supportive work environments
  • Interdisciplinary health care teams
  • Budgets and funding

Here's a closer look at the degree requirements for Excelsior's MS in Nursing. (PDF)

A Nursing Master's Degree for the 21st Century

One of the nation's most innovative nursing institutions since 1971, the Excelsior College School of Nursing was honored as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education for 2011-2016, the third consecutive time we've earned this designation.

We helped pioneer online nursing education and remain leaders in the field.  (Find out what sets Excelsior's nursing programs apart.)

By specializing in Nursing Leadership and Administration of Health Care Systems, you will:

  • Take online classes that let you keep control of your schedule—you'll study where and when it's convenient for you.
  • Work with distinguished faculty who are national leaders in their field.
  • Interact directly with classmates and faculty through Excelsior's online communities.
  • Get support from an award-winning team of academic advisors.
  • Pay affordable tuition and low fees, with generous financial support. (Get the dollar amounts today so you can begin planning.)

With a nursing master's degree from Excelsior, you'll position yourself to advance your career and increase your earning power. The specialization in nursing leadership and administration of health care systems prepares you for leadership positions such as nurse administrator, chief nursing officer, or VP of nursing.

  1. Integrates the nursing scope of practice, professional standards, and specialty knowledge to implement the role of the master's-prepared nurse across healthcare settings.
  2. Applies concepts and theoretical frameworks to guide thinking, improve performance, analyze policy, and allocate resources.
  3. Establishes collaborative partnerships with diverse constituencies and interprofessional teams to address needs and influence change.
  4. Translates research evidence to promote safe, cost-effective, quality practice.
  5. Develops approaches to the delivery of healthcare that address the ethical, legal, cultural, social, and policy needs of diverse stakeholders and populations.
  6. Designs strategies using information technology to inform decisions and improve outcomes.
  7. Uses effective communication strategies with multiple stakeholders to achieve desired outcomes.
  8. Integrates principles and concepts of leadership in professional practice environments.

All Excelsior College nursing programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) formerly known as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. (NLNAC), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000. The ACEN is a specialized accrediting agency for nursing recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Minimum of 38 credits: 24 for phase I, 9 for phase II, 5 for phase III.

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