Nursing Administration

As of December 2015, the Marshall University Graduate Program in Nursing Administration ranked among the 30 most affordable nursing administration degree programs in the country by Best Master of Science in Nursing Degrees. Read the Press Release.

The MSN Nursing Administration (MSN-NA) area of emphasis is 100% online and requires 36 hours of credit.

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The three components of the Master of Science in Nursing curriculum:

1. The core curriculum component is comprised of twelve (12) credit hours that focuses on knowledge and skills related to nursing and related theories, leadership, advanced nursing research, and issues.

2. The area of emphasis component, which includes:

  • The nursing administration component (18 credits) provides an opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills necessary to administer/manage rural/underserved primary care agencies, home health care, and other health care agencies or units.

3. The elective component (6 credits) for the Nursing Administration area of emphasis allows students to choose one of four options: 1) thesis, or 2) role development courses in teaching, or 3) elective courses related to the student’s area of interest, or 4) organizational dynamics or financial strategies in administration.

The Post Master’s Certificate in Nursing Administration can be completed in four courses with just 18 credit hours. The purpose of the Post Master’s Certificate in Nursing Administration program is to prepare nurses as nurse administrators who have Master of Science in Nursing degree.

The graduates of this program are eligible to take the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center Certification Examination for Nursing Administration or Nursing Administration Advanced.


Plans of Study: Nursing Administration PDF

MSN Admission Requirements

Dr. Nancy Elkins, Ed.D.
Telephone: 304-696-2617


100% 2023 Pass Rate on the RN Licensure Exam
Congratulations to our 2022 Pre-Licensure BSN Graduates who received 92.1% pass rate on the NCLEX-RN exam!
85% 2022 Pass Rate on the FNP Certification Exam
Congratulations to our 2022 FNP graduates who received a 85% pass rate on the FNP Certification exam! Thank you to our MSN faculty who helped make this possible.

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