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Graduate Catalog | 2018-2019 
Graduate Catalog | 2018-2019 Previous Edition

Nursing: Nurse Administration, M.S.N.

**This is a Distance Education program.**

This specialty prepares nurses for advanced practice in administrative roles such as Nurse Executive, Nurse Manager, Quality Improvement Manager, Ambulatory Care Manager or other system level nursing positions in community agencies, healthcare facilities, health departments and schools of nursing. Graduates will meet the educational requirements for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification in Nursing Administration or Nursing Administration Advanced (CNAA).

Admission Requirements

  1. Current unrestricted licensure as a Registered Nurse. Current license in North Carolina or a compact state or the state identified by faculty for clinical practice before enrollment.
  2. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited university. If the degree is not in Nursing and courses in Research, Leadership/Management, Aging and Health and Community Health are lacking, they will be required as part of the program of study (option available only to Nurse Administration, Community/Public Health Nursing, and Nurse Educator majors).
  3. One year of professional nursing practice is recommended.
  4. An essay (statement of purpose) describing the applicant’s experience and objective in undertaking graduate study in the chosen specialty including the qualities making them a strong applicant (See SON webpage for required elements of the Purpose Statement).
  5. Overall GPA of at least 3.0 in the last degree earned.
  6. Completion of a statistics course with a grade of C or above.
  7. See School of Nursing website for admission deadlines.

Degree Requirements

This program requires completion of 36 credit hours in approved courses including:

Degree Total = 36 Credit Hours

Additional Degree Requirements

  1. Nursing Administration specialty courses are only offered online through Distance Education. Core and System/Population Core courses can be taken on campus or online as published in the Schedule of Courses.
  2. Courses in the Nursing Administration specialty are offered every other year.
  3. A total of 360 clinical hours is required to complete the program.
  4. Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 (B) GPA in their graduate courses, and may not accumulate more than two C grades.
  5. Faculty Advising is required.
  6. Access to computer within minimum requirements for online courses. Current minimum computer hardware specifications are listed by Distance Education online at distanceed.uncc.edu.