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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.
Official nameMaster of science in nursing with an emphasis in leadership in nursing and health care systems
CampusUniversity of Missouri
Program typeMaster's degree
Academic homeSinclair School of Nursing
Delivery modeBlended, some campus visits required
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
*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.
- 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
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