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Part of Capella's CCNE-accredited* MSN degree program, this streamlined online specialization will help you build critical skills and knowledge to make a bigger impact on health care policies and practices, and to be a leader in high-performing health care organizations. With your RN license and your previous 135 quarter credits of undergraduate course work, you have an accelerated pathway toward your online Master in Nursing Leadership and Administration. Expand your knowledge of health care systems and policies, patient education, health promotion and technology integration. Then explore, define, and develop traits that nurse executives need to manage health care quality and safety, manage the finance and operations of the health care organization, lead health care innovations and respond to health care challenges and trends. The curriculum incorporates the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's (AACN) Essentials of Master's Education in Nursing, and includes a hands-on Practice Immersion.

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*The MSN degree programs at Capella University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791

Degree Outcomes

With your Master in Nursing Leadership and Administration, you'll learn to build high quality healthcare organizations that meet compliance and regulatory standards, create organizational cultures that support quality patient care and integrate nursing leadership theory and management skills to foster and promote ethical and legal health care delivery systems. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

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Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online Master in Nursing Leadership and Administration include emergency department director, nursing executive, nursing faculty, director of nursing, chief nursing officer, head nurse or wellness program director. Potential workplaces include: hospital, clinic, medical center, home health care agency, community or technical college, land-based or online college or university or hospital-based school of nursing.