Nursing Administration

Health care in the 21st century is more complex than ever before, and that complexity of care requires nurses to transition from skill-based to knowledge-based competencies that integrate health policy, system improvement, research, evidenced-based practice, interprofessional collaboration, complex decision-making and leadership.

As research supports the connection between higher levels of nursing education and better patient outcomes, our Master in Nursing Administration prepares nurses to succeed as practice leaders in roles involving organizational systematic leadership. Graduates are ready to:

  • Develop and implement health policy
  • Plan, manage and evaluate programs for health promotion, risk reduction and health restoration
  • Translate the best available evidence into practice for improved outcomes in health care
  • Formulate and implement strategies in the health care setting
  • Apply theories and models in nursing, administration and organizational management to nursing administration practice


Our fully online program requires 13 core master's courses (40 credit hours) and 504 practicum hours. Students can complete the program on a full- or part-time basis.

Semester 1 Semester 2

NURS 8004 (3 Credits)
Biostatistics for Evidence-based Practice

ANNA 8002 (3 Credits)
Nursing Administration Seminar

NURS 8002 (3 Credits)
Theoretical Basis for Clinical Reasoning

NURS 8008 (3 Credits)
Health Care Policy

ANNA 8004 (4 Credits)
Organizing & Managing Health Care Organizations

Semester 3 Semester 4

NURS 8012 (3 Credits)
Leadership in Health Care Organizations

NURS 8010 (3 Credits)
Human Resource Management in Health Care Organizations

ANNA 8020 (3 Credits)
Nursing Administration Practicum I

NURS 8006 (3 Credits)
Research & Best Evidence for Clinical Reasoning

Semester 5 Semester 6

ANNA 8022 (3 Credits)
Nursing Administration Practicum II

NDNP 8010 (3 Credits)
Finance & Economics of Health Care

ANNA 8024 (3 Credits)
Nursing Administration Practicum III

ANNA 8006 (3 Credits)
Strategic Leadership & Management in Nursing Administration