Wilkes University

Master of Science: Nurse Executive

The online M.S. nurse executive program allows nurses to continue their careers while developing the skills neccessary for upper-level leadership and management roles.

Our fully online Nurse Executive program prepares you for leadership and management roles through an intensive immersion in effective business strategy, advanced practice, and workplace leadership.

Online Format:

The traditional Nurse Executive MSN takes just 26 months to complete. We also offer an accelerated option that enables qualified and accepted students to take concurrent courses and earn their MSN degree in less than 20 months, entirely online. Students in this program will learn how to apply evidence-based practice and become organizational leaders that can redesign and improve health care delivery systems. A final scholarly review course allows students to synthesize issues relevant to the Nurse Executive concentration and prepares graduates to take the national certification exam leading to Nurse Executive Board Certification.

Admission requirements include:

  • A degree in nursing from a programmatically accredited degree-granting institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Current RN license
  • Current resume
  • A completed admission application
  • Minimum one year of clinical experience
  • Official transcripts for all schools attended

Course of Study

Graduate Nursing Core Courses (24 Credits)

  • NSG 501 (3) Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Science
  • NSG 502 (3) Advanced Nursing Research
  • NSG 504 (3) Advanced Role Development in Nursing
  • NSG 505 (3) Health Policy and Politics for Advancing Nursing Practice
  • NSG 500 (3) Advanced Health Assessment
  • NSG 530 (3) Advanced Pathophysiology
  • NSG 533 (3) Advanced Pharmacology
  • NSG 590 (3) Scholarly Review

Nurse Executive Concentration Courses (15 credits)

  • NSG 560 (3) Health Care Operations for the Nurse Executive
  • NSG 561 (3) Organizational Leadership for the Nurse Executive
  • NSG 563 (3) Nurse Executive Practicum I *
  • NSG 562 (3) Advanced Leadership Topics for the Nurse Executive
  • NSG 564 (3) Nurse Executive Practicum II *

* Students will be responsible for arranging their own experiences with a local health care agency. The faculty member instructing this course will be responsible for ensuring the student experience meets the academic requirements of Wilkes University.

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