The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) offers a 36-credit hour fully-online graduate program leading to the Master of Science in Nursing Administration.
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Administration is designed for those who are interested in leadership and administration as nurse leaders. The degree in nursing administration utilizes knowledge through planned programs, education and advocacy. Demonstrating leadership in the application of interventions and technology is related to policy, research, organization and health care management.
Students successfully completing the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Administration will be able to:
- Apply theories, research and conceptual models from nursing and related disciplines to facilitate clinical and administrative decision-making.
- Integrate the use of communication skills, information systems and technology in relation to nursing administration.
- Develop collaborative relationships and partnerships that are interdisciplinary to improve the environment in which health care is delivered.
- Demonstrate leadership and ethical decision-making in conceptualization, design, implementation, and evaluation of health care delivery systems across the health care continuum.
- Provide leadership in human resources development, education, and management to improve nursing care across diverse populations.
Many MSN Administration courses are open to cross-campus enrollment. Check with your academic advisor prior to registering for any of these courses to ensure that they apply toward your degree program.
To view MSN Administration program courses currently open for cross-campus enrollment, go the Student Portal Course Schedule and select Nursing (MSN) from the Finish@UT Program menu, or search for a specific course name/number. UTRGV students should refer to the UTRGV Course Schedule and register directly through your home campus.
To participate in this program, students must apply and be admitted by UTRGV. Application deadlines, requirements and more can be found on the MS in Nursing Administration program website.
Refer to the Student Support section of our website for additional information on cross-campus registration, course access and campus contacts.
Degree Awarded: Master of Science in Nursing Administration
How many credit hours are required to complete the MSN Nursing Administration degree plan?
Thirty-six credit hours for degree completion. Visit the program website to view required courses.
How much will it cost?
Estimated campus tuition and fees information can be found on the program website.
Are campus visits required?
The courses are offered fully-online. If a course requires field-based experience/practicum it is noted in the course description.
How can I find more information?
Please contact the Program Coordinator listed above if you have additional questions about the program.