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Nursing: Nurse Administration, M.S.N.

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**This is a Distance Education program.**

This concentration 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. 

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 a college or university accredited by an accepted accrediting body. 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 concentrations)
  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 concentration, including the qualities making them a strong applicant (See the School of Nursing website 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

Capstone Course (3 credit hours)

Additional Requirements

  • Nursing Administration concentration 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
  • Courses in the Nursing Administration concentration are offered every other year
  • A total of 180 clinical hours is required to complete the program
  • Faculty Advising is required
  • Access to computer within minimum requirements for online courses; current minimum computer hardware specifications are listed by Distance Education online at distanceed.uncc.edu

Degree Total = 36 Credit Hours

Grade Requirements

Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in their graduate courses, and may not accumulate more than two C grades.

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