Pursue Leadership Positions in Health Care
Excel as an administrator in the demanding medical field and take your career to the next level.


Ready to move up to an executive leadership role? Our online Master’s in Nursing Administration program thoroughly prepares you for positions in large health care systems, government agencies, clinical facilities, and professional organizations—all at your own convenience. You will receive first-hand experience with preceptors (37.5 hours in each clinical course) who are in notable leadership positions, such as Chief Nursing Officers.



NURS 5301 Translational Science I
Students will follow Steps 0-3 of the Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) process. Students will answer clinical questions by critical appraisal of research and explore theoretical and ethical issues in translating evidence into practice as they begin assimilating in their advanced practice role in nursing.
NURS 5302 Translational Science II
This course builds upon the learning in Translational Science I, continuing steps 0-3 and beginning step 4 of the EBP process. Students focus on evaluation and synthesis of relevant evidence to answer clinical questions. Students begin translating science into practice by recommending best practices and subsequent outcomes as they actualize their advanced practice role in nursing.
NURS 5321 Health Policy & Population Health
This course explores the reciprocity between health care policies and population health.
NURS 5324 Health Care Informatics
This course prepares the student to utilize informatics and health care technologies in the management of individuals, groups and organizations for the improvement of patient outcomes.
NURS 5325 Organizational Systems Leadership
This course builds on prior knowledge, continuing step 4 of the EBP process. Students will explore leadership styles/principles and their impact on healthcare delivery systems, including economic, ethical, legal and political factors. Students will analyze evidence-based quality improvement principles that include metrics to demonstrate their impact on healthcare outcomes with group and individual application.
NURS 5331 Leadership in Healthcare Environment
Enables the professional nurse to demonstrate organizations and systems leadership by synthesizing principles of leadership and management theory, organizational science, professional communication and informatics. Theories are applied in the consideration of evidenced based practice.
NURS 5335 Legal, Regulatory & Financial Management
Focuses on the legal, ethical, regulatory and fiscal environment faced by nurse administrators. Enables the professional nurse to manage the ethical, legal and regulatory issues facing healthcare organizations and actively participate in the fiscal management of healthcare divisions and organizations.
NURS 5337 Delivery of Care
Focuses on the delivery of care within the healthcare environment at the organizational, community, state, national and international levels. Enables the professional nurse to participate in the design of care delivery systems within healthcare organization in community, state and national environments.
NURS 5382 Capstone
Students will synthesize evidence for a clinical problem and develop an evidence-based project building on work in prior core and clinical courses. This project will be comprised of evidence-based best practice innovations that will actualize the nursing advanced practice role in educational, administrative and clinical environments to impact health of individuals or populations. This course is designed to fall within the final two semesters of the MSN program.
NURS Electives (3 Courses - 9 Hours)
Elective courses should be chosen to enhance the student’s area of professional interest and skill development. These courses may be taken in any discipline, but must be 3 credit, graduate level (5000) courses.


Post-Baccalaureate Nursing Administration Certificate

If you have completed your bachelor's in nursing, consider UT Tyler’s Post-Baccalaureate Nursing Administration Certificate Program. Our certificate is designed for nurses who want to advance their careers in health care administration. The program’s curriculum covers a wide range of topics, including leadership, financial management and delivery of care. The program is delivered in a flexible, online format, making it accessible to working professionals looking to enhance their skills in health care administration. Graduates of the certificate are well-prepared for career advancement opportunities in nursing administration and, for those not yet master's prepared, all coursework applies toward the MSN Administration degree should you opt to continue graduate studies.


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