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MSN Nursing Administration Program

At The University of New Mexico College of Nursing, we educate you to meet the professional goals of nurse managers and leaders facing the challenges of today. Skills to implement real change in health care. Address health and health equity of the state of New Mexico. Focused on the rural and underserved populations.

We are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). As a student, you will be educated to the highest standards of quality and integrity.

Your Education

  • 8-week courses, 6 consecutive terms for 2 years
  • Part-time studies
  • 34 credits in total, 450 clinical hours total
  • Courses are delivered online
  • Fieldwork placement may be coordinated in the student's hometown, as negotiated with faculty.
  • When you complete this program, you will earn a Master of Science in Nursing
  • Graduates will be eligible to take certification exams to become certified in executive nursing practice (CENP) through The American Organization of Nurse Leaders (AONL) or become board certified Nurse Executive (NE-BC) via the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Explore the Curriculum

Minimum Requirements to Apply.

A BSN degree from an accredited college or university. Options available for RNs with BS or BA.

3.0 GPA

Current RN license

No GRE or GMAT required

For the full list admissions criteria and application

You Will Be Prepared.

Completing the Nursing Administration Program prepares you to:

  • Apply research findings and concepts from nursing, social science and management areas to problem solving in health care delivery systems.
  • Incorporate ethical precepts in leadership and management practices in the achievement of clinical goals of the health care system.
  • Examine goals, structures and processes that facilitate knowledge of and dedication to patient safety through quality nursing care delivery.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills necessary for creating an organizational environment where personal and professional development is an expectation.
  • Examine personal and professional accountability for actions and outcomes of self and others related to evidence-based clinical and management practice.
  • Identify problem-solving approaches to issues of organizational conflict and change management.
  • Assist in the design of the basic elements of information management and control systems.
  • Apply concepts of human resource management and development to personnel issues in nursing care systems and health care.
  • Demonstrate beginning competency in business skills, the management of resources, and strategic management.
  • Demonstrate competency in communication and relationship skills with internal and external stakeholders, using shared decision-making processes necessary in complex health care setting

Support for Your Education

The majority of our students received some form of financial aid – scholarship, grant, loan, work study or teaching assistant position.

We also offer more than $270,000 in UNM College of Nursing scholarships. Individual scholarship amounts range from $200-$4,000 annually.

Admissions, Tuition & Financial Aid

Your Questions Answered

Nursing Admin Program Contact

Nursing Administration Concentration Coordinator, Clinician Educator, Assistant Professor
Melissa Cole, DNP, MSW, RN-BC, NEA-BC, FACHE
College of Nursing
Building 228
Room 230
1 University of New Mexico

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