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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in Leadership and Administration

Become a Leader in the Nursing Field

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Program Quick Facts

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A Top-Tier Program

In 2022, ranked us among the best nursing schools in New Mexico.

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100% Online

Flexible, online classes make it easier to reach your goals while balancing work and family life.

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Affordable Tuition

NMSU Global Campus offers competitively priced tuition and scholarship opportunities.

Advance Your Nursing Career

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in Leadership and Administration at NMSU Global Campus equips you with the skills you need to secure middle- and top-level administrative positions in a wide range of healthcare agencies.

Our 100% online program, accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, applies a unique and practical focus to the quality improvement of nursing administrations, and gives you the opportunity to advance your career while working in your own community.

Offering the only Nursing Administration MSN in the entire state of New Mexico, NMSU Global Campus provides you with an excellent, well-rounded education in one of the nation’s best online MSN programs.

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Career Pathways

Our Nursing Administration MSN degree lays the groundwork for you to earn the Doctor of Nursing Practice at NMSU Global Campus, which prepares you for advanced nursing roles in these areas:

  • Administrator on Duty
  • Director of Nursing
  • Quality Improvement Coordinator
  • Unit Level Manager/Supervisor
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“As an 18 year old, I found NMSU to be one of the most inviting campuses — rich in student life yet equally involved in academics. As a 36 year old, I am looking forward to coming full circle with NMSU and graduating as an Aggie forever.”

Stephanie M., Class of 2024

In the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in Leadership and Administration at NMSU Global Campus, you’ll receive graduate-level training that prepares you for leadership positions in a variety of healthcare systems.

Among the various topics you get to study in this flexible, affordable program, you’ll learn how to synthesize scholarly evidence to promote high-quality practice, and you’ll gain a conceptual understanding of the legal, social, political, and ethical factors that influence the development of health policy.

While your coursework is done completely online, our program still offers a highly interactive learning environment. Not only do instructors engage with you through various means of telecommunication, but you’re even given opportunities to participate in fieldwork projects. You’ll also have access to our on-campus library services, along with guidance from the Graduate Nursing Advisor.

Interested applicants should review program information on the School of Nursing’s website and contact the Nursing Graduate Academic Advisor.

Delivery Format: 100% online
Program Credits: 32
Program Length: 2 years full-time (4 semesters, 1 summer session); 3 years part-time (6 semesters, 1 summer session)
Cost Per Credit Hour: $444.40*
Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250*
College: Health, Education, and Social Transformation
Application Deadline: July 1, 2024 (for the 2024-2025 academic year)
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The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in Leadership and Administration consists of 32 credits. The degree option is available to nurses who possess an RN license and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.

Sample Courses Credits
NURS 5125: Health Policy for Advanced Nursing Practice 3
NURS 5115: Quality Improvement for Healthcare Leaders 3
NURS 5130: Promoting Health Behavior 3
NURS 5210: Advanced Leadership in Healthcare 5
NURS 5240: Advanced Field Work in Nursing 2
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For more information about application and admission requirements, visit the School of Nursing website or contact the Nursing Graduate Advisor at (575) 646-7770.

At NMSU Global Campus, we strive to offer competitively priced tuition to keep your tuition costs affordable. If you need financial aid, we’re ready to work with you to determine the best ways to finance your education.

Financial assistance includes loans, grants, and scholarship opportunities. To apply, use NMSU’s convenient Scholar Dollar$ one-stop scholarship application, which serves all students in the NMSU system.

NMSU and NMSU Global Campus students are also eligible for loans and grants. The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Learn more about financial aid opportunities at NMSU.

Contact Financial Aid
Phone: 1-888-729-6678


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*For NMSU Global Campus programs and courses, the per credit hour cost is listed above. Special tuition agreements (Western Undergraduate Exchange, Descubre, etc.) are not applicable to NMSU Global Campus programs. Course fees still apply and are charged separately. Textbooks, uniforms, equipment, etc., are additional program costs. Additional per credit costs might be charged by the program, department or college.