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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

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Explore the Master of Science in Nursing Administration at NMSU Global Campus

Did you know that New Mexico State University offers the only Master of Science in Nursing Administration program in the state of New Mexico?

Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the MSN degree program from NMSU Global Campus is uniquely focused on quality improvement in nursing administration.

Our School of Nursing offers graduate coursework for nurses that leads to a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree with a specialization in Nursing Administration. This 100% online Master of Science in Nursing Administration is designed to equip professional nurses with the knowledge and experience to move up into positions of leadership throughout healthcare delivery systems.

In 2022, ranked NMSU's School of Nursing among the best nursing schools in New Mexico.


Degree type: Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Focus Area: Nursing Administration

College: Health, Education and Social Transformation

Department: Nursing

Delivery formats: 100% online

Admission requirements: RN license, Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN), undergraduate or graduate-level statistics course

Application: Apply today!

Program length: Full-time: 2 years (4 semesters, 1 summer session). Part-time: 3 years (6 semesters, 1 summer session).

Accredited by: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Cost per credit hour:  $444.40*†

Active military cost per credit hour: $250.00*†

*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.

†For on-campus students, find tuition and fees here.

Program Highlights and Learning Outcomes

New Mexico State University has been providing high-quality nursing education for students since 1972. We also offer such programs as a Doctor of Nursing Practice, four-year pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), an online RN-to-BSN for returning nurses, and a second-degree option for individuals who already have an undergraduate degree in another discipline.

Students pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing Administration at NMSU Global Campus will receive an excellent, well-rounded education in one of the nation’s best online MSN programs!

  • While the nursing administration master’s degree program is fully online, students still have the opportunity to participate in fieldwork with a preceptor to plan, develop and propose implementation of a project.
  • The Skills and Simulation Center in NMSU’s School of Nursing is an important and valuable asset for nursing student development and learning. Students use the labs throughout each semester to learn physical assessment and other hands-on skills.
  • Realistic patient scenarios using manikins and standardized patients have been created by experienced nursing faculty to maximize learning within a safe and supportive environment.
  • Online MSN degree students also have access to library services on campuses as well as to academic assistance from the Graduate Nursing Advisor.
  • MSN nursing program instructors provide highly interactive learning with students via telecommunications, including Zoom.

Career Pathways

Students who graduate with an MSN degree can consider advanced study to earn the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at NMSU Global Campus. The DNP prepares individuals to assume advanced nursing practice roles in these focal areas:

  • Administrator on duty
  • Adult/geriatric nursing
  • Director of nursing
  • Family practice
  • Psychiatric/mental health nursing
  • Quality improvement coordinator
  • Unit level manager/supervisor

NMSU's fully online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) received national accreditation from CCNE in 2014.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

NMSU helps to keep your tuition costs affordable. But if you need financial help, NMSU is ready to work with you to determine the best ways to finance your education to earn your Nursing Administration master's degree.

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 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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