Our online, accelerated MSN in Nursing Leadership & Management program allows you to enhance your career - moving from an associate’s degree in nursing to a master’s in nursing.

Blending theory and practice, our online master's degree in Nursing Leadership and Management will help prepare you for administrative and management positions in healthcare and help you increase your earning potential. Advance your career while continuing to work full time.

At a Glance

Projected 10-year growth for health and medical service manager jobs

Program Length

As little as 20 months


  • Online

Tuition per Credit


Is This the Degree For Me?

Who It’s For

  • RNs with a diploma or ADN who want to earn an MSN
  • Nurses seeking a convenient and accelerated way to move from an associate’s degree to a master’s in nursing
  • Nurses in or seeking leadership positions

Career Paths

  • Department Director
  • Regional Director
  • Case Manager
  • Nurse Administrator
  • Medical and Health Services Manager
  • Unit Manager
  • Director or Nursing
  • Chief Nursing Officer
  • Care Coordinator

What You’ll Learn

In our online ADN to MSN Nursing Leadership & Management program, you will gain the skills to become a nursing leader with a strong understanding of healthcare business concepts and practical leadership strategies. When you graduate, you will be prepared to:

  • Create processes that will achieve quality, cost-effective, and ethical health outcomes.
  • Evaluate quality and safety measures in your healthcare environment.
  • Incorporate principles of servant leadership into policy changes.
  • Collaborate with others to improve the quality of professional nursing practice and healthcare policy.
  • Utilize evidence-based practice for performance improvement.
  • Demonstrate effective principles of change while providing client-centered care.


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    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

    The master's degree program in nursing at the University of Mary is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.


Program Details

Your first step is to get in touch with any questions or submit the simple application for admission. After acceptance to the university as a candidate for graduate studies, we will assist you every step of the way toward acceptance into your academic program so you can enroll and begin your classes!

  • Online

View the student handbook for more information.

To view a sample program of study, click here.

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  • Tuition: $450 per credit
  • Application fee: $45
  • Technology fee: $30 per credit

For a full list of fees, visit our Tuition and Fees page.

Your first step is to apply for candidacy by submitting the application for admission. Candidacy means you are on your way to completing the admissions process! You will need to be accepted into your program before you can enroll in classes.

Upon receiving candidacy, you will need to submit the following to be considered for admissions into a graduate program:

  • Official transcripts showing a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.
    • Graduated from the University of Mary before? Then we’ll get your Mary transcript for you!
    • At most other schools, you can request transcripts by going to the National Student Clearinghouseor by contacting the registrar’s office. 
    • Have your transcripts sent to:
      Office of Admissions
      University of Mary
      7500 University Drive
      Bismarck, ND 58504
    • Or request to send electronic transcripts to [email protected]
  • Current unencumbered RN license
  • Professional goals statement
  • Resume
  • Background/background check disclosure form
  • Application/enrollment fee – This will be collected at the time you fill out the online application.
  • Signed Memorandum of Understanding
  • Two References (references should include one former or current supervisor, prior college faculty, or current colleague)

Get Started Today

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