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Open your nursing career to more possibilities with an online master's in nursing administration degree

Advanced degrees for nurses are valued by employers now more than ever. The right accredited online Master's in Nursing Administration could help you transition into nursing positions of greater respect and responsibility.

This online Master’s degree program prepares registered nurses (RNs) who already have a Bachelor’s degree to gain entry-level employment in administrative, leadership, and management roles. You could work in a variety of healthcare and nursing settings, including managed-care groups, home healthcare organizations, long-term care facilities, public or private hospitals, and clinics.


An online Master's degree in Nursing Administration could help you advance into a number of supervisory or managerial positions, such as:

  • Nurse supervisor
  • Manager of nursing and/or healthcare services


Learn skills that are essential to transitioning into nursing roles of higher responsibility, such as:1

  • Health services financial management
  • Health services marketing
  • Outcomes assessment
  • Quality management
  • Healthcare information systems
  • Research and evaluation methods
  • Nursing leadership
  • Pathophysiology

Program Outcomes and Goals

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing/master's degree program in nursing at Independence University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Still Have Questions?

If you have questions about IU's Master of Science in Nursing Administration, you can get all the answers in the program overview.

Why Choose Independence University?

IU's degree programs can help you prepare for employment in some of today's most rewarding job fields. Our programs are career-focused, without elective courses that you don't want or need, so you can finish your degree fast.

Master’s degree in Nursing Administration Here’s what you can expect:

What could be more rewarding than working in a job you love? How about the addition of more job options and more opportunities for leadership in nursing? As an RN with a Bachelor’s degree, you could earn your Master’s degree online to gain or further your employment in administrative, leadership, and management roles.

We know life doesn’t come to a screeching halt once you’ve decided to earn your advanced degree. Here’s the good news ... At Independence University (IU), you could complete your Master’s degree online in just 15 months. Plus, you can keep your current job, family, and other commitments because you have 24/7 flexibility in earning your degree. At IU, we provide the perfect combination of personal support and checkpoints to keep you on track in completing your degree.

Step by step, here’s how it works:

Your courses are set up in convenient, four-week modules. You’ll take one or two online courses at a time, according to your degree program schedule. In addition, you’ll have a daily checkpoint which will help you to keep on track. For example, a checkpoint may be reviewing an article on pharmacology, then responding to a question about what you read.

At IU, our program is designed to give you the knowledge and skills needed to advance your career as a nurse administrator.

Here’s a sample of some courses (taught in 4-week modules) you’ll take:

  • Healthcare Information Systems
  • Advanced Nursing Theory
  • Leadership Theory
  • Pathophysiology
  • Research and Evaluation Methods
  • Advanced Pharmacology.

Your career-focused degree was designed for your success, both in school and in your career. But we don’t stop there. We provide no-cost tutoring as well as personal time with instructors should you need it. You’ll even have your own “Success Team.” Your team includes your admissions consultant who interviews you and assists you throughout the enrollment process, your student services adviser who will be your main point of contact throughout your schooling, your faculty program adviser who can assist you in your specific program, your active student planner who makes sure that paperwork for any funding is always updated and in order, and your career services adviser who will assess your career goals and guide you through the career development process, helping to make you more marketable when you graduate!

New career options as a nurse executive—here’s what you can expect:

As a graduate and nurse administrator, you can transition into administrative nursing jobs of greater responsibility. Work in a variety of healthcare and/or nursing settings, including managed-care groups, home-health organizations, long-term care facilities, public or private hospitals, and clinics.

Administrative nursing jobs include:

  • Manager of nursing personnel
  • Nurse supervisor

IU is committed to your success, both in school and beyond. Before graduation and after, take advantage of valuable job information and insights provided by our Career Services department. Although we don’t guarantee a job and gaining employment is the graduate’s responsibility, Career Services can help you sharpen your job search skills and assist you in the job search process. We want to help you land your dream job with the Nursing Administration degree you’ve earned.

From application to graduation (and beyond), we’re with you every step of the way!