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Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Administration Online

Broaden your practice further with this RN to MSN online program and prepare to advance into a healthcare management role as a master's-prepared nurse.

Program Overview

Move ahead in your practice with the TAMIU nursing administration degree for RNs

Earn a master's degree conveniently with this Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Administration online program. Elevate your evidence-based practice to improve patient outcomes while gaining an in-demand skillset in business and leadership, helping you become a nurse executive in any healthcare setting.


Total Tuition

as few as 18 months

Program Duration


Credit Hours

Credit Hours

Our 100% online coursework focuses on communication and relationship building, explores healthcare policy and social justice issues, deepens your ability to apply organizational behavior theories in healthcare settings, and enables you to collaborate with your community to assess healthcare status, resources and needs. An immersive, 180-hour practicum is embedded in the curriculum and focuses on healthcare leadership.

Whether you recently graduated with an associate degree or are an experienced RN, this highly desirable ACEN-accredited MSN nursing administration online program provides the specialized knowledge you need for a fast-track path to management. Earning an MSN in an accelerated program enables you to save on tuition and graduate with impressive credentials quickly.

Graduates of this RN to Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Administration online program will be able to:

  • Analyze, interpret and utilize appropriate knowledge, research and theories to meet the healthcare needs of diverse client populations across the life span
  • Collaboratively plan the delivery of culturally sensitive healthcare with organizations and the community
  • Contribute to the advancement of the 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 to manage healthcare delivery across the life span
  • Advocate for advanced nursing practice through a commitment to lifelong learning and community service

The undergraduate and graduate programs in the Dr. F. M. Canseco School of Nursing in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences are accredited by the Texas Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, P. 404-975-5000, F. 404-975-5020,



Stay on budget with affordable tuition

Tuition for the RN to Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Administration online 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.

*Tuition Subject to Change

Program Tuition $19,818*

In-State Tuition Per Credit hour: $367


Out-of-State Tuition:

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Choose a start date and secure your spot

The RN to Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Administration program is delivered online, featuring 7-week courses and 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
Spring I 2023 01/17/2023 01/03/2023 01/09/2023 01/11/2023 01/13/2023
Spring II 2023 03/20/2023 03/06/2023 03/13/2023 03/15/2023 03/20/2023
Summer I 2023 05/15/2023 05/01/2023 05/08/2023 05/10/2023 05/12/2023
Summer II 2023 07/10/2023 06/26/2023 07/03/2023 07/05/2023 07/07/2023

Graduate Programs Degree Plan



Start your journey to an online MSN

Applying for the Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Administration online program is a simple process.

To be considered for admission into the RN to MSN – Nursing Administration online program, you must have:

  • 2.5 undergraduate GPA
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in all upper-division nursing coursework
  • Unencumbered RN license in Texas
  • No work experience as a registered nurse required
  • 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 School 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 institutions attended can be sent to:

Texas A&M International University
Graduate School
Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center, Suite 223
5201 University Boulevard
Laredo, TX 78041
Electronically to [email protected]

Former TAMIU students do not need to submit TAMIU transcripts.

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.



Examine the online RN to MSN degree plan

There are 17 courses within the RN to MSN – Nursing Administration online program at TAMIU, totaling 54 credit hours.

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You must take the following courses:

Duration: 7 weeks   |  Credit Hours: 4

Laboratory course to accompany BIOL 2302. Practical exercises reinforce BIOL 2302 lecture material. Topics include endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Other topics include metabolism, acid-base balance, development, and heredity. Carries no credit for biology majors. Must be taken concurrently with BIOL 2302. Lab fee: $30.

Duration: 7 weeks   |  Credit Hours: 4

Clinically oriented overview of basic medical microbiology. Topics discussed include cell structure and function, microbial growth and its control, immunology, and genetics. Carries no credit for biology majors.
Prerequisites: Consult School of Nursing.

Duration: 7 weeks   |  Credit Hours: 4

A survey of microbiology. Topics include structure, growth, reproduction, metabolism, genetics, and taxonomy of microorganisms; a survey of microorganisms of soil, water, foods, and industry. Lecture /laboratory. Lab fee: $30.
Prerequisites: BIOL 1306/1106, and CHEM 1311/1111.

Duration: 7 weeks   |  Credit Hours: 3

Introduces practical knowledge of statistical reasoning, from descriptive statistics such as histograms, measures of central tendency, variability, and correlation, to inferential statistics including, probability theory, hypothesis testing, effect size, t-tests, analysis of variance, regression, and chi square, which are essential for understanding scientific reports in psychology and cognitive sciences. Students enrolled in this class must obtain a “C” or better to earn credit and enroll in PSYC 3302.
Corequisites: PSYC 2117.

Duration: 7 weeks   |  Credit Hours: 3

This course is a comprehensive study of underlying concepts common to the major pathophysiologic processes of the body. Emphasis is placed upon the concepts essential for understanding the evidence based rationale for nursing interventions. This course is 3 hours of theory per week.
Prerequisites: BIOL 2301, BIOL 2101, BIOL 2302, BIOL 2102, and Chemistry (any 4 SCH hour with lab).

*Core Nursing Courses not included in this program

**Based on Admission Standards

You must take the following courses:

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course explores relationships between cultural phenomena and health behavior. Cultural forces that enhance or reduce the capacity of patients throughout the life span to maintain health are analyzed. This course is 3 hours of theory per week.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The purpose of this course is to examine Global Health problems and challenges within the context of current realities. Looking at health and health care as a basic human right, students will explore health related concepts and trends within a global context. Geopolitical, immigration, socioeconomic conditions, and environmental factors will be analyzed in relation to health and health care delivery. Students will examine multinational corporate activities, the social and health consequences of armed conflict and rapid development, and the ways in which cultural and religious practices and beliefs may influence an individual's health or potential for recovery. This course is 3 hours of theory per week.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces the student to professional nursing practice as a learned and complex therapeutic process through which the nurse engages with a variety of patients for the purpose of meeting health needs. Baccalaureate level nursing care is examined within nursing philosophical and theoretical contexts.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

The emphasis of this course is to instruct students on how to conduct a comprehensive health assessment. Knowledge from the biological sciences is used within the context of the nursing process to develop skills in systematic assessment of patients in all phases of the life span. This course is 3 hours of theory. 14 hours total practicum are required in this course.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the introductory use of the research process in the development of nursing knowledge and practice. The student will critically appraise research studies and determine their value in improving client outcomes across the lifespan. The steps of the research process will be explored. This course is 3 hours of theory per week.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides an introduction to the theory of nursing leadership and management and emphasizes the role of nurse leader in professional nursing practice. Key concepts will include critical thinking, effective communication, ethical and legal issues, handling conflict, successful delegation, controlling resources, improving quality and safety, and leading change.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course emphasizes the development of epidemiological principles which provide the framework for conducting community assessments. Students will collaborate with community groups to assess their health care status and the resources (folk and traditional) available in order to address its expressed needs. This course is 2 hours of theory; 28 hours total practicum are required in this course.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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