The Master of Science in Nurse Administration program prepares students to assume leadership roles in managing and coordinating the delivery of nursing and health services across multiple settings and specialty areas.
The Nursing Administration graduate program is focused on preparing the nurse leader of the future. Our dynamic curriculum prepares students for contemporary leadership careers in nursing administration, quality and safety, health informatics and entrepreneurial initiatives. The curriculum offers a strong foundation in complex systems thinking, organizational theory, quality improvement, finance and business and leadership practice. The final year in this program features two semesters of a Leadership Practicum (NRSG 6510 & 6520; Leadership Practicum I & II), which partners students with a nurse leader in a healthcare delivery organization and/or private business for intensive mentorship and a collaborative project.
The Nursing Administration graduate program offers a blend of online and classroom based courses, with full and part-time options available. Students are admitted on a rolling basis and may start in the Fall, Spring, or Summer terms. Class concepts and assignments use real-world situations to enhance student's ability to lead change in a complex and dynamic healthcare system. Opportunities for innovative thinking and networking with nurse and healthcare entrepreneurs are available through the Health Sciences Entrepreneurs of Bouvé College of Health Sciences.
Precepted clinical experience
Program prepares students for Nurse Manager role as well as preparing Clinicians for managerial responsibilities
The NU School of Nursing has been designated as a National League for Nursing Center of Excellence in Nursing Education
Approved by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.
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Spring Deadline: December 1 Summer Deadline: April 1 Fall Deadline: August 1
Master of Science in Nursing Administration General Requirements
A grade of B or higher is required in all course work.
NRSG 5118 - Healthcare System and Professional Role Development
NRSG 5121 - Epidemiology and Population Health
NRSG 7105 - Translating Research Evidence into Practice
NRSG 7110 - Evidence-Based Practice Research Application
NRSG 6300 - Healthcare Finance and Marketing
NRSG 6302 - Health Policy and Law
NRSG 6306 - Health Informatics
NRSG 6344 - Healthcare Quality Improvement
NRSG 6444 - Healthcare Systems and Quality Patient Care
NRSG 6510 - Nursing Leadership Role Practicum 1
NRSG 6520 - Nursing Leadership Role Practicum 2
Complete 6 semester hours from the following:
NRSG 6301 - Human Resources and Operations
NRSG 6307 - Operational Informatics in Healthcare Organizations
HINF 6220 - Database Design, Access, Modeling, and Security
In the last academic year of your program, you will apply for a practicum assignment, where you will work for approximately eight hours per week throughout the semester. You will work one-on-one with your master’s-prepared preceptor in higher-level operations of the organization. You will see the inner workings of the organization and observe the decision-making process first hand. You will learn the details of budgeting, staffing, human resources, daily operations, long-range planning, and more from the people in the organization who make the decisions.
At a weekly seminar, you will discuss issues that arise and compare notes with faculty and fellow students on approaches to resolving them. You will also write log entries on your work and on how you are implementing the “leader/manager as developer” model which Northeastern emphasizes.
Unlike programs at most other universities, Northeastern’s placement office helps you make the connection to potential work sites and your faculty visit you on site during your practicum. Interviewing with the preceptor and securing the position become part of the educational process.
Because of Northeastern’s long experience and superb reputation in practice-oriented education, we are able to draw on a large array of affiliations, alumni, and professional connections to help place you in a health care setting that will enable you to reach your professional goals. Practicum opportunities are available across all sectors of the health care system, including private, public, and nonprofit institutions and community programs. Some include:
Partner’s Integrated Delivery Systems
Tufts Medical Center
Boston Medical Center
Cambridge Health Alliance
Neighborhood Health Centers in Boston & Cambridge
Long-term care, hospice, and rehabilitation centers
Our faculty represents a wide cross-section of professional practices and in fields ranging from finance to education to biomedical science to management to the U.S. military. They serve as mentors and advisors, and collaborate alongside students to solve the most pressing global challenges facing established and emerging markets.
By enrolling in Northeastern, you gain access to a network of more than 245,000 alumni and 3,200+ employer partners, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and global NGOs. Our current students and faculty across strategically located regional campuses further foster that lifelong global community of learning and mentoring.
Below is a look at where our Nursing & Healthcare alumni work, the positions they hold, and the skills they bring to their organization.