Master’s Degree: MSN in RN-to-MSN Nursing Leadership and Admin (CCNE-accredited) (Capella University)

Part of Capella’s CCNE-accredited MSN degree program, this streamlined online specialization will help you build critical skills and knowledge to make a bigger impact on health care policies and practices, and to be a leader in high-performing health care organizations. With your RN license and your previous 135 quarter credits of undergraduate course work, you have an accelerated pathway toward your online Master in Nursing Leadership and Administration. Expand your knowledge of health care systems and policies, patient education, health promotion and technology integration. Then explore, define, and develop traits that nurse executives need to manage health care quality and safety, manage the finance and operations of the health care organization, lead health care innovations and respond to health care challenges and trends. The curriculum incorporates both the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice and the Essentials of Master’s Education for Advanced Practice Nursing established by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).

With your Master in Nursing Leadership and Administration, you’ll learn to build high quality healthcare organizations that meet compliance and regulatory standards, create organizational cultures that support quality patient care and integrate nursing leadership theory and management skills to foster and promote ethical and legal health care delivery systems.

Common jobs with an online Master in Nursing Leadership and Administration include emergency department director, nursing executive, nursing faculty, director of nursing, chief nursing officer, head nurse or wellness program director. Potential workplaces include: hospital, clinic, medical center, home health care agency, community or technical college, land-based or online college or university or hospital-based school of nursing.

Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, endorsement, certification, authorization, other professional credential or salary advancement. State regulations and professional credential standards vary. It is the learner’s responsibility to understand and comply with requirements for their states and professional associations. For more information on licensure, see the Licensure section on the School’s website. Enrollment restrictions and/or other restrictions may apply to certain programs. Contact Capella University for more information.

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RN license verification required. This program is not designed to prepare graduates for entry-level or advanced practice licensure as a nurse.

The BSN, MSN, and DNP degree programs at Capella University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, (202)887-6791.

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