Online Master of Science Nursing – Education and Leadership

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CCNE- Accredited

6-7 Semesters for Master’s Programs

Take the Lead in Nursing Excellence & Drive Exceptional Care

In a little over two years, Utica University’s online CCNE-accredited M.S. in Nursing Education and M.S. in Nursing Leadership degree programs enable you to achieve the advanced nursing roles that create positive change in a profession that — literally — saves lives.

How Will My Studies Prepare Me for What’s Next?

Utica University’s CCNE-accredited nursing curricula foster leadership skills and the knowledge you need to manage health care delivery systems at the highest level or educate the next generation of exceptional nurses.

If you already have your MSN, you may be interested in our Graduate Nursing Certificates.

Utica University’s nursing programs online include:

14 Courses; 42 Credits; 7 Semesters; Online + Practicum; CCNE-accredited

Take the lead in teaching nursing excellence to others. Ensure new nurses are well-prepared and help shape the future standards of health care.

Nursing education courses include instruction on curriculum development, instructional design, exam formulation, student appraisal methods, and teaching diverse learners.

12 Courses; 35 Credits; 6 Semesters; Online + Practicum; CCNE-accredited

Develop the skills to manage budgets, train and coordinate caregivers, and drive safe, high-quality, and effective nursing to those in need.

Course topics include ethical leadership principles, technology integration, governance structures, and policy implications in delivering health care.

8 Courses; 25 Credits; Online + Practicum

Prepare future nurses for success by collaborating with nursing educators to develop the knowledge and confidence to create your own classroom environments and lesson plans.

Courses in this post-master’s certificate cover topics that combine nursing and teaching – meaning you’ll be prepared to quickly adopt new trends in nursing to best inform your teaching style.

You may transfer in up to 9 credits for previously completed coursework equivalent to NUR 604 Advanced Pathophysiology, NUR 615 Advanced Pharmacology I, and NUR 611 Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning I.

6 Courses; 18 Credits; Online + Practicum

Prepare for administrative, managerial, and specialist roles by learning the nuances of nursing leadership in both theoretical and practical contexts, including effective staffing, mediation, communication, and human relations.

Topics in this post-master’s certificate include health care finance and budgeting; organizational theory and human relations management; and mediation, conflict resolution, and negotiation.

You may transfer in up to 9 credits for previously completed coursework equivalent to NUR 604 Advanced Pathophysiology, NUR 615 Advanced Pharmacology I, and NUR 611 Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning I.

How Will You Learn & Grow?

Online learning is soaring in popularity, especially for those with irregular schedules and no/little access to a physical campus. Utica University presents online learners with the same rigorous curriculum, esteemed faculty, alumni network, and collaborative community found on campus. Make the decision to acquire the knowledge and skills that could take you to the next step in life and Utica University will be here to support you every step of the way.

What Jobs Will I Be Prepared For?

The demand for well-educated nursing professionals is indisputable and the global pandemic further exposed this need. Earning your CCNE-accredited master’s degree and/or post-master’s certificate could be your key to unlocking new advancement opportunities or taking your career in an entirely different direction.

Top 10 Roles in Nursing Education

  1. Nurse Curriculum Coordinator
  2. Nursing Instructor
  3. Nurse Training Consultant
  4. Clinical Competency Coordinator
  5. Clinical Nurse Manager
  6. Continuing Education Director
  7. Director of Nursing
  8. Chief Nursing Officer
  9. Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
  10. Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Top 10 Roles in Nursing Leadership

  1. Nurse Director
  2. Medical Health and Service Manager
  3. Clinical Nurse Specialist
  4. Director of Clinical Operations
  5. Clinic Manager
  6. Nurse Administrator
  7. Charge Nurse
  8. Director of Nursing
  9. Chief Nursing Officer
  10. Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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