Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Administration

Pursue a leadership and management role

The Master of Science in Nursing Administration degree at IU Southeast provides nursing professionals with a path toward advanced practice at the administrative level. This specialized degree prepares nursing professionals for pivotal roles in healthcare administration and management, offering a unique skill set that combines clinical expertise with leadership and organizational management.

Our program addresses the growing demand for nurse leaders who can effectively manage healthcare teams, allocate resources efficiently, and ensure the delivery of high-quality care. As healthcare systems become increasingly complex, nursing administrators drive organizational success and promote patient safety and improved outcomes.

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The IU Southeast School of Nursing offers an Education track for the M.S. in Nursing, as well as undergraduate degrees.

Degree information

39 credit hours
Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

For information specific to you and your situation, meet with your academic advisor and find your ideal pathway to complete your degree on time.

Students in the Master of Science in Nursing Administration program must complete 39 credit hours of study, including practicum experiences. The minimum passing grade for a course is B- (80%). The minimum GPA to obtain the Master of Science in Nursing degree is 3.0.

All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise noted.


Core courses (18 credit hours)

  • NURS-I 630 - Introduction to Nursing Informatics
  • NURS-N 502 - Nursing Theory I
  • NURS-R 500 - Nursing Research Methods I
  • NURS-R 505 - Measurement and Data Analysis
  • NURS-Y 510 - Advanced Practice Concepts I
  • NURS-Y 520 - Advanced Practice Concepts II

Specialization courses (15 credit hours)

  • NURS-L 574 - Administrative Management in Nursing
  • NURS-L 671 - Financial Management
  • NURS-N 504 - Leadership for Advanced Practice Nursing
  • NURS-L 530 - Legal Environment of Health Care
  • BUSE 500+ - Any graduate-level Business course

Culminating experience (6 credit hours)

  • NURS-L 579 - Nursing Administration Practicum
  • NURS-R 590 - Research Study

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Professionals with a Master of Science in Nursing Administration are well positioned for leadership roles such as nurse manager, director of nursing, or chief nursing officer. These roles are instrumental in shaping and implementing policies that enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare delivery.

Have questions or want more information? Contact us!

Carla Hermann PhD, RN

Interim Dean of Graduate Studies
Professor of Nursing
MSN Program Director

Life Sciences 222
(812) 941-2220

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