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Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Administration Online

The accelerated Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Administration online program equips you with a broad range of leadership and management skills and knowledge to prepare you for high-demand nursing administrative roles in healthcare practice settings.

Program Overview

Enrich your leadership and management skills across all facets of healthcare and expand your nursing practice to prepare for nurse executive roles in a variety of settings with the MSN – Nursing Administration online program. This dynamic program empowers you to earn your MSN degree online in as few as 10 months while you continue working.


Total Tuition

as few as 10 months

Program Duration


Credit Hours

Credit Hours

In this ACEN-accredited program, you will study correlations between healthcare policy and social justice issues, research methods and statistical analysis, organizational behavior, transformational leadership, finance for nurse executives, healthcare informatics, health quality outcomes, population health, and more.

Our 100% online coursework deepens your ability to apply organizational behavior theories in healthcare settings while integrating evidence-based practice to improve patient outcomes.

Our rigorous core curriculum combines topics in communication and relationship building, knowledge of the global healthcare environment, leadership, and business skills. It includes an immersive, 180-hour practicum pertaining to integrative leadership for nurse executives. You will observe and implement various administrative principles and competencies, culminating in a collaborative health project. You will also study the fiscal environment from the perspective of a nurse executive or healthcare manager.

In this online program, you will learn to:
  • Critically analyze, interpret and utilize appropriate knowledge, research and theories to meet the health care needs of diverse client populations across the life span
  • Collaboratively plan the delivery of culturally sensitive health care with organizations and the community
  • Contribute to the advancement of nursing profession through evidence-based research and practice
  • Synthesize the leadership management, negotiating, teaching/coaching and consulting roles to foster continual improvement in order to meet changing societal and environmental needs
  • Operationalize ethical, legal, political, and economic principles in application to management of healthcare delivery across the life span
  • Advocate for advanced nursing practice through a commitment to lifelong learning and community service
  • Develop oral and written presentation skills for a diverse audience on matters pertaining to nursing, health care, and organizational issues
  • Apply learned principles on conflict management and resolution at the healthcare workplace
  • Articulate business models of health care organizations and fundamental concepts of economics
  • Educate patient care team members on financial implications of patient care decisions
  • Manage financial resources by developing business plans


Tuition for the MSN – Nursing Administration online degree program is affordable, and can be paid by the course. All fees are included.

In-State Tuition:

The following tuition applies only to Texas residents.

Per Credit Hour $335.81
Per Three Credit Course $1,007.43
Program Tuition $10,410.11

Out-of-State Tuition:

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Per Credit Hour Per Three Credit Course Program Tuition
$823 $2,469 $28,805


The MSN – Nursing Administration program is delivered in an online format ideal for working nurses, conveniently featuring six start dates each year. Choose the start date that is best for you.

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline
Fall I 2020 8/24/20 8/10/20 8/17/20 8/19/20 8/21/20
Fall II 2020 10/19/20 10/5/20 10/12/20 10/14/20 10/16/20
Spring I 2021 1/25/21 1/11/21 1/18/21 1/20/21 1/22/21
Spring II 2021 3/22/21 3/8/21 3/15/21 3/17/21 3/22/21
Summer I 2021 5/17/21 5/3/21 5/10/21 5/12/21 5/13/21
Summer II 2021 7/5/21 6/21/21 6/28/21 6/30/21 7/2/21
Graduate Programs Degree Plan


Applying for the MSN – Nursing Administration online program is a simple process that includes a $35 application fee.

To be considered for admission into the MSN – Nursing Administration online program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Baccalaureate nursing degree from a nationally accredited college or university
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in all upper-division nursing coursework
  • Unencumbered RN license in Texas
  • One year of work experience as a registered nurse
  • Completion of an undergraduate statistics course

Note: All admitted students must submit verification of criminal background screening and drug screening, by a company or agency designated by the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, prior to completion of the first online course.

International Transcript Evaluation:
TAMIU does their own foreign credential evaluations. Graduate Studies does not require third party evaluations nor are obligated to accept the results, or GPA calculations, if an evaluation is submitted. If an applicant submits an official evaluation, the evaluation does not replace official transcripts or certificates of graduation.

Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended should be mailed directly from the institution(s) to TAMIU at this address:

Texas A&M International University
Graduate School
Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center, Suite 223
5201 University Boulevard
Laredo, TX 78041
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For documents, other than transcripts, please upload to your application portal located here. If transcripts are uploaded to the portal, you will be asked to resend all official transcripts by mail or email and will delay the application process.

Have a question? Call us at 844-872-8712.



Curriculum for the MSN – Nursing Administration online program is comprised of 10 courses (31 credit hours). All courses are seven weeks in length.

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You must take the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The focus of this course is on the exploration of selected theories and conceptual frameworks, and their relationship to nursing practice and research. Emphasis is on the utilization of theories and models in nursing as a basis for practice to provide a caring, comprehensive, and holistic approach to health care delivery within a multicultural society.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on health care policy and cultural as well as ethical issues in patient care. The goal is to create leaders who provide culturally competent care and contribute to the development of policies to reduce health care disparities.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the research design and methods to prepare students to be proficient in the evaluation and utilization of evidence based practice within the clinical practice setting. Students will critically examine reported research to determine the utilization of scientific knowledge in order to provide high quality nursing health care, initiate change, and improve patient outcomes.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the application of organizational behavior theories in the health care setting. The integration of evidence‐based practice to improve outcomes is emphasized. Methods for analyzing organizational systems are evaluated.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the analysis, synthesis, and application of management science to address current and emerging changes and transitions in health care systems. Leadership styles for quality/cost management, with a focus on transformational leadership, will be examined.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the fiscal environment faced by the nurse executive and clinical manager in health care systems. Application and analysis of financial principles used in planning, budget control, risk analysis, and decision-making in health care programs are examined.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on current informational technology strategies related to the management of individuals, groups, and organizations. Students will examine the implementation and use of nursing informatics, and the role of informatics in evidence‐based practice.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on leadership's role in monitoring and measuring of quality outcomes for the consumer (patient) and organization. Students will examine tools for evaluating operations and care delivery systems, and performance management in diverse workforces and organizational cultures.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course addresses the study of health and illness trajectories in global health systems along with frameworks designed to address these issues. Methods of predicting utilization are addressed. Topics include emerging health issues, wellness promotion and disease prevention, health education and behavior medication, and disaster preparedness.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This is a 180-hour practicum course focused on observation and implementation of administrative principles and competencies covered. The preceptor, faculty, and student identify areas of focus for the practicum based on these principles. Students design practice objectives with their preceptor and faculty. Students complete an administrative collaborative health project.


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