2021-2022 Academic Catalog

MSN in Nursing Administration and Leadership

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Program Description

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN degree) in Nursing Administration and Leadership is designed for those who have already obtained a baccalaureate degree in nursing. The MSN program is intended for nurses who:

  1. Currently hold administrative or leadership positions and wish to complement their experience through advancing their education formally, and
  2. Wish to gain knowledge and skills needed to expand their career options in the area of nursing administration and leadership in a variety of healthcare settings.

Upon completion of the MSN in Nursing Administration and Leadership program, graduates will be eligible academically to take one of the national certification exams for nurse administration offered by the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) or the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Program Coordinator

Dr. Nicole Evanick

Delivery Mode

Global Online (100% online delivery)


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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master's degree program in nursing at California University of Pennsylvania are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). 


Course Credits
NUR 601  Theory and Research in Nursing 3
NUR 602  Health Policy in Nursing 3
NUR 603  Information Systems for Nurses in Health Care Organizations 3
NUR 604  Population Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 3
NUR 711  Nursing Organization and Leadership Theory 3
NUR 712  Nursing Administration and Leadership Role 3
NUR 714  Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration 3
NUR 715  Financial Management in Non-profit Health Care Organizations 3
NUR 813  Nursing Administration Role Practicum  6
Total 30

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