This nursing education program is considered in candidate status by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) with a Spring 2018 site visit projected.
The Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nursing Administration is a traditional post baccalaureate master’s presented in a fully online format to those seeking graduate education with a focus in nursing administration. The program builds on undergraduate competencies and prepares the registered nurse with the knowledge and skills to practice as a nurse administrator within complex, changing systems.
The curriculum, which can be completed in as few as 20 months, emphasizes the use of evidence-based practices for effective nurse leadership in health and organizational systems. The program prepares the nurse for advanced roles in nursing administration and enhances opportunities for professional advancement. The Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nursing Administration can prepare the nurse for many new career opportunities.
Mastered prepared RN’s with a concentration in a Nursing Administration are prepared to serve in a variety of managerial and leadership roles in all areas of practice. U.S. salaries generally range from $57,000 to $122,000 (head nurses/clinical specialists). Today’s job prospects in the San Antonio region are good, with the average MSN nurse salary for Mid-Career nurses at $77,370. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the demand for Master’s prepared Registered Nurses is expected to grow by as much as 31%.
(http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm) (visited October 12, 2016)
Length: 2 years - Master of Science in Nursing