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.

At a Glance

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

Program Length

As little as 16 months


  • Online

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

Career Paths

  • 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.

Beckie McKeon Class of 2019


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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 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.
  • Two References (references should include one former or current supervisor, prior college faculty, or current colleague)

View the student handbook for more information.

To view a sample program of study, click here.


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

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

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