Online MSN: Nurse Administrator Track

The Healthcare System is Always Changing

As a Nurse Administrator, you may step away from direct patient care, but will expand your reach and abilities to provide quality healthcare to the population you serve. In this management role, you’ll execute plans to improve the balance of healthcare access, cost, and quality at the administrator level. The online MSN Nurse Administrator track at Queens University of Charlotte prepares graduates to function as members of interdisciplinary executive level teams.

MSN Administrator Track Outcomes

In this MSN administration program, you’ll manage the effectiveness of your organization as you synthesize nursing and business knowledge in diverse settings.

  • Use a frontline-administrative perspective to communicate to teams
  • Improve the cost, quality, and access to healthcare through innovative strategic planning
  • Demonstrate leadership with new understanding of ethical and legal issues
  • Implement processes to meet new regulatory standards

Faculty for the MSN Nurse Administrator Track

The faculty in the online MSN program at Queens are passionate individuals who dedicate their careers to advancing yours. Professionals in every sense of the word, they impart expert and updated knowledge in healthcare policy, regulatory issues, strategic planning, leadership, and more so you can walk into your new nurse administrator role with confidence on day one.

The MSN Nurse Administrator Role

Nurse administrators step away from direct-patient care into the greater role of managing healthcare for an entire department or organization. As such, you’ll be responsible for conforming to changes in healthcare laws, regulations and technology, and use newly-defined skills in strategic management to implement necessary changes. You’ll work collaboratively within interdisciplinary teams to develop department goals, manage staff, and prepare and monitor budgets. Learn more about the salary and growth rate of nurse administrators by clicking here.

MSN Nurse Administrator Curriculum

Through the coursework offered in the nursing administration degree online, you’ll develop administrator-level skills in leadership, strategic planning, financial management and budgeting, and quality nursing. Your commitment to excellence will stand out as you synthesize these skills to improve organizational wellness, and patient outcomes and quality of care. In the final semester, students choose a capstone project and practicum experience in the Nurse Administrator specialty.

MSN integrated coursework in the Nurse Administrator and Nurse Educator Tracks expands your career opportunities. You may complete the second degree track residency for a post-master’s certificate, qualifying you to work towards either career at a point in time you choose.

Nurse Administrators Benefit By Learning Educator Skills:

  • How to develop educational programs for staff
  • Effective measurement methods for educational programs
  • The best methods for teaching in groups

Nurse Educators Benefit By Learning Administrator Skills:

  • Budgeting skills for educational programming
  • How staffing is affected by educational requirements
  • Principles of leadership and management

Earn the Nurse Executive-Board Certified (NE-BC) Credential

The online Nurse Administrator track of the MSN program at Queens provides graduates the opportunity to apply for the Certification of Nurse Executive offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Employers look for this voluntary certification as a proof point in excellence of clinical knowledge and skill in your ability to manage the daily operations of a unit or service line.

Passing the exam earns you the right to use these credentials: Nurse Executive - Board Certified (NE-BC).  For more information, please visit the American Nurses Credentialing Center Nurse Executive page here:

Take charge of the health of your patients and the wellness of your organization with the Queens online Master of Science in Nursing program. Learn more about our Nurse Administrator MSN track. Call us at 866-313-2356 to speak with an admissions representative, or request more information.