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Master of Science in Nursing > Administration Track

MSN Administration Track

Due to the increasing complexity of healthcare systems, professional nurses are being required to gain a better understanding of the economic and management principles of their administrative position. For this reason, Union University offers a part time and 16-month full time graduate nursing administrative curriculum for professional nurses in gaining the valuable knowledge and skills to serve in a variety of administrative and leadership positions throughout the health care delivery systems.

Are You Eligible? Admission Criteria

  • Proof of unencumbered RN license at the time of application deadline
  • Completion of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, from an accredited program or with a previously earned Bachelor's degree in a field other than nursing. Applicant must complete or show evidence of completion of the following courses if their degree is in a field other than nursing:
    • Anatomy and Physiology I and 2 - 8 hours
    • Microbiology - 3 or 4 hours
    • Pathophysiology - 3 hours
    • Any undergraduate statistics course - 3 hours
  • Last 60 hours GPA of 3.0
  • Cumulative science GPA (Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2, statistics) of 3.0 on 4.0 scale preferred
  • If you are not a U.S. citizen, an international application must be completed and submitted with the graduate supplemental application.
    • All international transcripts must be evaluated by an accredited evaluating agency found at the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services' website: www.naces.org

2014-2015 Tuition Rates

Program Offerings and Deadlines

  • This program is provided as an online educational track through E-Campus.
  • Admits once per year - Fall Semester start only. Priority Application Deadline - March 1st. Fall Cohort begins in August each year.

Full-Time Curriculum Model

Fall I

NUR 559 Role Development and Collaborative Strategies in Advanced Nursing Practice 2
NUR 526 Theory and Ethics for Advanced Nursing Practice 2
NUR 515 Advanced Nursing Statistics for the Health Sciences 3
NUR 525 Introduction to Administrative Nursing Practice 3
NUR 593 Nursing Administration Practicum I (80 clinical hours) 1
    11

Spring I

NUR 533 Advanced Nursing Research & Evidence-Based Practice 3
NUR 528 Nurse Administration and the Law 3
NUR 693A Nursing Administration Practicum II (120 clinical hours) 2
NUR 516 Informatics and Healthcare 3
    11

Summer I

NUR 523 Clinical Prevention and Population Health 2
NUR 545 Health Systems and Leadership for Advanced Nursing Practice 2
NUR 695B Nursing Admin Practicum III (80 Clinical Hours) 2
    6

Fall II

NUR 535 Nursing Quality Management 3
NUR 548 Organizational Behavior & Leadership 3
NUR 572 Nursing Administration Residency (120 clinical hours) 2
NUR 615 Nursing Resource Management 3
    11

Total Credit Hours: 39

Total Clinical Hours: 400

Part-Time Curriculum Model

Fall I

NUR 526 Theory and Ethics for Advanced Nursing Practice 2
NUR 515 Advanced Nursing Statistics for the Health Sciences 3
NUR 525 Introduction to Administrative Nursing Practice 3
    8

Spring I

NUR 533 Advanced Nursing Research & Evidence-Based Practice 3
NUR 516 Informatics and Healthcare 3
    6

Summer I

NUR 523 Clinical Prevention and Population Health 2
NUR 545 Health Systems and Leadership for Advanced Nursing Practice 2
    4

Fall II

NUR 535 Nursing Quality Management 3
NUR 593 Nursing Administration Practicum I (80 clinical hours) 1
NUR 559 Role Development and Collaborative Strategies in Advanced Nursing Practice 2
    6

Spring II

NUR 528 Nurse Administration and the Law 3
NUR 693A Nursing Administration Practicum II (120 clinical hours) 2
    5

Summer II

NUR 695B Nursing Admin Practicum III (80 Clinical Hours) 2
    2

Fall III

NUR 572 Nursing Administration Residency (120 clinical hours) 2
NUR 615 Nursing Resource Management 3
NUR 548 Organizational Behavior & Leadership 3
    8

Total Credit Hours: 39

Total Clinical Hours: 400

Contact Information

Graduate Admissions Checklist

  1. Application: All non-traditional nursing students must complete the Union University School of Nursing's applications only. You are not required to apply to the university separately. NursingCAS AND Supplemental Application Packet (.pdf)
  2. Personal Statement: Complete the personal statement found on NursingCAS. Please provide a statement of professional goals. Topics to be included are:
    • Your reasons for seeking a clinical doctorate
    • Your plans to use this degree to transform your practice and the profession of nursing
    • A problem statement reflective of an issue in your practice you have identified as an opportunity for a practice inquiry project
    • How you have prepared for success in this program
  3. Application Fee: The application fee is $50 and is non-refundable. You have the option to pay online by credit card. You may also pay by check or money order with your paper application. The NursingCAS application fee is $65 and is non-refundable. You have the option to pay online via the NursingCAS website.
  4. Transcripts: Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions must be submitted directly through NursingCAS. Please do not send transcripts for non-traditional nursing programs to Undergraduate Admissions. Transcripts must be received in a sealed envelope from previous academic institutions attended. Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions must be sent to:
    • NursingCAS
      P.O. Box 9201
      Watertown, MA 02471
  5. Letters of Recommendation: Three letters of professional/academic reference specifying the applicant's capabilities for graduate study to include one letter of reference from the current supervisor. Letter of Recommendation forms are a part of the NuringCAS application.
  6. Provide proof of BSN degree completion, if applicable.
  7. Provide proof of current RN Licensure.
  8. Provide proof of Undergraduate Statistics.
  9. Submission of a Curriculum Vitae.
  10. Incomplete applications will not be considered for admission. All application documents must be received prior to the application deadlines. Incomplete applications will be considered ineligible for admission.


*Please allow 2-4 weeks after application packet has been submitted to be received in the Office of Admissions and up to 2 weeks to process application. Applicant will be notified by email when application has been processed.

*Upon acceptance into the program, the following items must be completed:

  • Current CPR Health Care Provider Certification
  • Immunization Records
  • Clear urine drug screen
  • Clear criminal background check
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