BSN to MSN: Nursing Leadership & Management
Blending theory and practice, the online MSN degree in Nursing Leadership and Management will provide opportunities in administrative and management positions in healthcare.
Our online, accelerated MSN in Nursing Leadership & Management allows you to transition from a bachelor’s degree in nursing to an MSN and become a nursing leader. Increase your earning potential, improve patient care, and use your new understanding of business concepts to impact your organization.
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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!
At a Glance
Tuition per Credit
Is This the Degree For Me?
Who It’s For
- Nurses with a BSN who want to earn an MSN and move into a leadership role
- Chief Nursing Officer
- Department Director
- Regional Director
- Case Manager
- Nurse Administrator
- Medical and Health Services Manager
What You’ll Learn
Our BSN to MSN in Nursing Leadership & Management program is online, accelerated, and grounded by Benedictine values. You’ll gain advanced skills in healthcare business concepts and gain practical experience within a clinical setting. When you graduate, you will be prepared to:
- Design processes to achieve quality, cost-effective, and ethical health outcomes.
- Evaluate quality and safety measures and create an informed plan of change using principles of servant leadership.
- Use information technology to improve nursing processes.
- Demonstrate effective principles of change while providing client-centered care.
My instructors throughout the BSN to MSN program were available and followed the curriculum and course guidelines. They were understanding and showed concern even though we were miles apart. Living in Alaska, the online learning platform made it convenient and attainable to earn my Master’s degree through University of Mary.Class of 2019
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.http://www.ccneaccreditation.org
Applied Health Care Economics, Finance, and Budgeting (3 credits)
Demonstrate advanced knowledge of delivery of high quality, safe and effective health care in a cost-effective fashion. Factors affecting the financial health of an organization including economics, federal and state payment systems and regulations, and private insurance issues are investigated. Principles of health care financing, budgeting, cost/ benefit analysis, and fiscal reporting will be explored. The course will culminate in development of a business plan that demonstrates responsible management of financial resources.
Management and Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
Managers can be more effective leaders and decision makers by implementation of organizational behavior concepts, which focuses on understanding human behavior at the individual and group level within the context of an organization. Models that influence behavior such as group dynamics, organization culture, motivation, power and politics, and conflict management will be covered in this course.
Health Care Law & Policy (3 credits)
Analyze professional licensing regulations, practices that create legal liability
for health care providers and health care institutions, requirements and pitfalls
of reimbursement and payment systems, the decision making processes for death and
dying, and the exploration of laws which may directly or indirectly impact health
For a list of courses for the Loading..., please visit the catalog.
View the student handbook for more information.
To view a sample program of study, click here.
Shila Blend, MSN, RN
Deborah Cave, DNP, RN, CNE
Carol Ann Cavouras, RN, MS
Claudia Dietrich, MS, RN, NE-BC
Joan Doerner, EdD, RN
Christine Keller, MSN, RN
Julie Klein, PhD, RN, CNE
Janet Lakomy, PhD, RN
Joanne Lassiter, EdD, MSN, RN
Linda Liebert-Hall, JD
Billie Madler, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, FAANP
Lauren Terzo, MSN, RN, MBA, OCN
Karen Zimmerman, MSN, RN, DNP-S
- Tuition: $450 per credit
- Application fee: $45
- Technology fee: $43 per credit
For a full list of fees, visit our Tuition and Fees page.
The following will be needed when you have applied for admission so we can get you accepted into the 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 Clearinghouse or 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
For more information about our admission requirements, please visit this page.