Master of Science in Nursing Administration

If you are a registered nurse with a bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN) from a regionally accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or above and are looking for an opportunity to earn a graduate degree in nursing, Empire State College's Master of Science in Nursing Administration is a good choice for you.

The M. S. in nursing administration is a 33-credit, online program. The degree will prepare students to assume a broader leadership role in nursing management within a healthcare organization or system-wide enterprise. 

Courses are offered fall, spring and summer terms. See the nursing course information for course descriptions.

Suggested Enrollment Sequence

Term 1

Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practices – NURS 6005 (3 credits

Professional Role Development and Ethics – NURS 6010 (3 credits)

Term 2

Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice – NURS 6015 (3 credits)

Informatics and Health Care Technology - NURS 6025 (3 credits)

Term 3

Contemporary Issues in Health Care – NURS 6020 (3 credits)

Population Health, Human Diversity and Social Issues – NURS 6030 (3 credits)

Term 4

Healthcare Finance and Budgeting – NURS 6065 (3 credits)

Organizational Theory and Human Resource Management – NURS 6070 (3 credits)

Term 5

Innovative Leadership in Healthcare Organizations – NURS 6075 (3 credits)

Graduate level elective (3 credits)

Term 6

Nursing Administration Capstone – NURS 7010 (3 credits)

CCNE accredited seal

The RN to BSN, MS in Nursing Education, and MS in Nursing Administration programs at Empire State College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing®

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing seal
Tau Kappa At-Large Chapter

The mission of STTI is to advance world health and celebrate nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership and service.


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SUNY Empire’s School of Nursing and Allied Health is ready to assist you with planning your degree program and keeping you on track.


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Ready to advance your education and career? There’s no time like the present. Apply now, or learn more about SUNY Empire at one of our information sessions.