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Nurse Executive

Breiseth Hall 570-408-4234 (T) 570-408-7846 (F) • Email

The Nurse Executive program develop nurse leaders to assume management roles in various health care settings. These may include inpatient and outpatient care delivery, health maintenance, disease management, healthcare consulting and healthcare technology organizations.


Online format
The 39-credit Nurse Executive program is held online*. Required clinical hours are completed in an approved location where students reside.


*Residency Requirement
An on-site residency is required for students enrolled in NSG500, Advanced Health Assessment, in order to demonstrate advanced physical assessment skills. Each course syllabus dictates the terms of the specific course Residency.

 Admission requirements:

  • graduation from an accredited baccalaureate program in nursing with 
    a minimum 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from original program
  • licensure as a registered nurse
  • one year of clinical practice prior to management core
  • undergraduate statistics course
  • undergraduate research course
  • statement of professional goals
  • two letters of recommendation
  • personal interview

Post-Graduate Certificate Program
A Nurse Executive post-graduate certificate program is available for advanced practice nurses who have earned a master’s degree. Students seeking this certification will complete the Nurse Executive curriculum. A review of official transcripts will determine a student’s course of study.

Admission Requirements
    • Master’s or Doctoral degree with a major in nursing from a program approved by either The National League for Nursing (NLN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
    • GPA 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
    • Current Registered nurse license.
    • Two years of recent professional experience in nursing
    • Personal interview
    • Completed application for admission to graduate Studies, including academic transcripts
    • Two letters of reference from health care professionals attesting to the candidate’s clinical expertise
    • Statement of professional goals

Course of Study

Graduate Nursing Core (24 Credits)

NSG 500   Advanced Health Assessment

NSG 501   Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Science

NSG 502   Advanced Nursing Research

NSG 504   Advanced Role Development in Nursing

NSG 505   Health Care Policy and Models of Care

NSG 530   Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice

NSG 533   Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Nursing

NSG 590   Scholarly Review


Nurse Executive Curriculum (15 Credits)
NSG 560   Healthcare Operations for the Nurse Executive
NSG 561   Organizational Leadership for the Nurse Executive 
NSG 562   Advanced Leadership Topics for the Nurse Executive 
NSG 563   Nurse Executive Practicum I 
NSG 564   Nurse Executive Practicum II 


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