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M.S. Nursing --Leadership and Management (RN to MSN Option)

Western Governors University



The M.S. in Nursing-Leadership and Management (RN to MSN Option) is designed for RNs with associate's degrees or diplomas in nursing who are seeking to earn both a bachelor's and a master's degree to become leaders and managers of nurses. This challenging program incorporates competencies that are consistent with the American Nurses Association's (ANA) standards for nurse administrators. You will complete bachelor's degree coursework and earn your master's degree. Along with the rigorous online curriculum, this program requires completion of a 40-hour practicum in nursing management.

Note: Applicants must hold an associate's degree or diploma in nursing, an unencumbered RN license, and currently be working in a healthcare-related field.

Western Governors University is:

  • Challenging-The ideal student is a motivated self-starter who can commit at least 15 to 20 hours per week to their studies.
  • Accredited-Western Governors University is regionally and nationally accredited.
  • Affordable and Nonprofit-Tuition is less than half the cost of other reputable online universities. Your tuition goes toward your education, not to shareholders.
  • Competency-based-An innovative learning model, designed for adult learners like you, that measures learning, not time spent in class.
  • Respected-Your degree coursework is relevant and up-to-date because it's designed and developed in collaboration with industry experts.
  • Flexible and Online-With no set class times, you can log in and learn anytime, anywhere.

Accreditation Information

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

Accredited—Western Governors University is regionally accredited.

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