Master of Science in Nursing Leadership & Management


$576 Per Credit

Earn your MSN with our flexible program built around your schedule.

Now more than ever, we need skilled and passionate healthcare professionals. With an MSN, you’ll be prepared for a career in healthcare leadership. To fit in with your busy schedule, our program is flexible – you can complete your master’s in two, three or four years. And, with online classes, you can do your coursework when it’s convenient.

Program Description

The MSN Leadership and Management is intended for RNs holding a bachelor’s degree in nursing. This master’s degree provides advanced coursework in leadership and management to improve care at multiple levels across the continuum of health care settings. The curriculum will provide students with knowledge and skills to improve outcomes in areas of quality processes, cost savings, and patient satisfaction. Core content within the curriculum includes leadership, fiscal management, evaluative methods, information systems, health care policy, communication, and organizational behavior. Didactic and practicum courses will comprise the curriculum. Practicum experiences will be arranged with health care facilities in students’ geographic areas. More information, admission requirements, required application materials and applications can be can be found on the UW-Green Bay Graduate Studies website.

The curriculum consists of 13 graduate-level courses delivered via a part-time model. Students can complete the program in 6 terms over two years taking two courses each term. Alternatively, they can progress taking one or two classes per term and complete the program over three or four years. (Consult with a Nursing Adviser.) Degree completion requirements include 34 credits of coursework including 9 credits of practicum/project (378 hours). In-person practicum experiences will be arranged with health care facilities close to students’ homes or work sites. The final practicum includes a master’s leadership project identified in collaboration with a health care setting. Master’s projects will be presented to peers, local stakeholders, and the student’s project committee and summarized in a professional poster.

Career Opportunities

Elevate your leadership ability and improve patient care by earning your MSN.

Whatever your goals are, you will be ready for a career as a nurse leader. You may want to start a career in nursing administration, or perhaps a leadership role in academia, a community agency or hospital. You may want an MSN to remain qualified for your current role. This degree will take you wherever you want to go.

32% Job Growth: About 51,800 openings for medical and health services managers are projected each year through 2030. $104,280 median salary, nationally. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020.)

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