Leadership in nursing and health care systems

Master of science in nursing University of Missouri
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Overview

A master of science in nursing degree from MU can help you advance your career as a nurse leader. If you want to manage clinical efforts, provide leadership and engage in creative and entrepreneurial opportunities across health care settings, this could be the program for you.

Graduates who have two years or more of full-time employment within the past five years in an administrative position at the nurse executive level, or a faculty position teaching graduate students executive level nursing administration, will be eligible for nurse educator certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Quick facts

Official name

Master of science in nursing with an emphasis in leadership in nursing and health care systems

Campus

University of Missouri

Program type

Master's degree

Academic home

Sinclair School of Nursing

Delivery mode

Blended, some campus visits required

Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Credit hours

33

Estimated cost

$19,087.00

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

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Career prospects

Potential careers

  • Clinical manager in any health care operation providing front line clinical guidance and leadership
  • Nursing executive in any clinical setting with a focus upon fiscal and clinical excellence
  • Nurse entrepreneur in business or innovative health care settings
  • Nurse consultant providing insight into managing general clinical operations, patient safety initiatives, and human resource challenges
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
13.64%
Employment growth
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
$74,000
Median salary

Program structure

Delivery of this program is blended: You will obtain the basics of nurse educator theory via online courses, but a two-day campus visit is required during the summer before you begin your course work for orientation to the master's program. Additional campus visits may be required for selected leadership specialty courses.

Courses are semester-based. How long it takes to complete the program depends on your selected area of study. Students typically complete part-time study plans in three to five years.

Course work includes

  • Principles of epidemiology
  • Management of patient care services
  • Health care financial management
  • Developing and evaluating health programs
  • Managing quality
  • Safety and performance outcomes

Delivery

Blended, some campus visits required

Calendar system

Semester-based

Typical program length

3 to 5 years

Typical course load

Part time

Accreditation

The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The MS at the Sinclair School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Callie Rinehart, MS in leadership in nursing and health care systems, wearing her graduation cap and gown.
The mission of the Sinclair School of Nursing reined me in. Their motto is enriching.
MS ’18

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Sinclair School of Nursing