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Why Study Master of Science in Nursing Leadership (MSN) at Madonna University?

The Master of Science in Nursing Leadership prepares professional nurses to enter leadership roles in healthcare delivery organizations. Unlike most other leadership programs in nursing, which focus on preparing senior-level administrators, Madonna University’s program prepares nurses for leadership positions at the entry and mid-levels, where the need is greatest in health service organizations.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics there is a strong future demand for medical and health services leadership positons, which are forecasted to increase 20% in the coming decade.

  • Madonna University MSN programs have a 100% completion rate.
  • Course of study is 100% online.
  • 120 practicum hours with flexible locations that are convenient to you.
  • Competitive tuition rates
  • Learn from anywhere you have an internet connection – you can complete this degree in the classroom or 100% online

The online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in Leadership is designed to prepare nurses for leadership and management roles at the unit and department levels for care delivery and professional support functions. Students develop competencies needed to lead contemporary health delivery services using research-based problem solving and decision-making methods, implement effective communication strategies to promote inter-professional collaboration, and apply concepts of stewardship to achieve organizational sustainability.

Coursework includes six core classes reflective of the AACN Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing (2011), addressing the theoretical and scientific foundation for advanced nursing practice, leadership, policy and advocacy, evidence-based practice and change management.

Courses are taught through the Madonna University College of Nursing and Health and the School of Business. All courses are 100% online. Practicums, consisting of 120 hours of supervised leadership practice can be completed at agencies convenient to the student.

Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible for certification in nursing administration from the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Mid-level leadership
Advanced nursing care
Inter-professional team leadership


The Baccalaureate degree in Nursing/Master of Science in Nursing/Doctor of Nursing Practice and post- graduate APRN certificate programs at Madonna University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Congratulations to the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care and Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner programs on attaining 100% pass rates on the national NP certification exams for the 2016 calendar year