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Nursing Administration


Nursing Administration









Curriculum developed and taught by faculty from

Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing

Health Sciences Center


Become a Health Care Leader

Nurses are needed now more than ever to lead hospital and health care organization executive teams. The Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center now offers its M.S.N in Nursing Administration online. With our M.S.N. in Nursing Administration, you gain an invaluable education from our nationally recognized institution that has been inspiring future nurses since 1911.

The M.S.N in Nursing Administration is a 33-credit-hour program that can be completed in 24 months with all courses being completed in 8 week blocks.  

Courses Include:

    Background of Nursing Practice

    Organizational & Systems Leadership in Nursing

    Evidence-Based Practice and Scholarship in Nursing

    Foundations of Nursing Management Leadership

    Leadership of Innovation in Complex Systems

    Technology, Safety and Quality Improvement in Nursing

    Financial Management in Nursing

    Essentials of Nursing Administration Leadership

    Nursing Administration/Management Leadership Practicum

    Synthesis in Nursing Administration/ Management Leadership

Upon graduation, students will be prepared to:

  • Integrate theories from nursing and support sciences to guide practice and role development
  • Use evidence-based and best practice literature to propose and initiate change.
  • Use political acumen to influence health care policy in the promotion of safe, ethical health care delivery.
  • Deliver a broad array of evidence-based, patient-centered nursing interventions to culturally diverse or at risk individuals and populations in a specialized area of practice.
  • Demonstrate expertise in a specialized area of clinical, teaching, and management/administrative practice and/or initial competence in a functional role (advanced practice registered nurse [APRN], educator and administrator).
  • Employ leadership and management skills in decision making to improve nursing care delivery and the care environment.
  • Collaborate with the interprofessional teams to improve nursing care and health care services.
  • Contribute to knowledge dissemination through scholarly activities and communication.
  • Use critical synthesis to effectively manage resources and systems.
  • Demonstrate competency in information analysis, management and technology consistent with role preparation.
  • Engage in lifelong learning and professional development.


    100% Online

Admission Deadline:

    Rolling Admissions

Program Start Terms:

    Fall, Spring and Summer



Academic Excellence

Learn from our diverse faculty who are devoted to educating nurses and impacting health care. With their guidance, you will advance health care through OUHSC's intensive research initiatives and health-related community outreach programs.


Alumni Network

Earning your degree from OUHSC gives you lifelong connections outside of the classroom. You will join over 11,500 alumni of the OUHSC College of Nursing - the state's largest nursing program.



Strong Career Growth

Our program prepares you to join the health care administration and management sector, which is projected to grow 18% through 2028 (BLS). Nursing management positions can earn up to $129,000, and director roles can earn up to $169,000 (AONL).

An Investment in Your Future

Tuition for the online M.S.N. in Nursing Administration is $24,024 for the entire program, including fees associated with the program.*

Once accepted into the M.S.N. in Nursing Administration program, you are required to submit a $250 nonrefundable deposit. This deposit will be applied to your first semester’s tuition, providing you enroll in the program.

*Tuition and fees are subject to change at the discretion of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

Program Details

Admission to the M.S.N. in Nursing Administration program is selective. The College of Nursing has the following requirements for admission:


  • Completion of a B.S.N. degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • 3.0 GPA on last 60 credit hours in your undergraduate degree.
  • Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse.
  • Completion of a research methodology course with a grade of C or better.
  • Completion of a graduate or undergraduate general statistics course.

There is a two-step application process for the online M.S.N. in Nursing Administration.


  1. Complete only sections marked required at
  2. Pay appropriate application fees.
  3. Submit your transcripts.
  4. Questions: Contact NursingCAS at or (617) 612-2880.


  1. Complete the supplemental application at:
  2. Enter the NursingCAS ID number from the Admission Application.
  3. Pay the $75 application fee.
  4.  For international students, please mail the following to Admissions & Records:
    • Residency documentation
    • TOEFL exam results
    • WES evaluation of international coursework
    • Immigration documentation

Note: An interview may be requested by faculty.

The M.S.N. in Nursing Administration Admissions Committee respects the investment each person makes in applying to the program. Applications are evaluated on a rolling admissions basis, ensuring that each candidate receives a prompt response to their application. Once all documents are received, the application is considered, and a decision is made.

For more information on the admissions process, please complete the contact form above and a student programs coordinator will be in touch shortly.

If you would like to compare the estimated cost of your program with a typical financial aid package, use the cost calculator on our OU Online financial aid page. 

In general, University Tuition Waivers cannot be applied to OU Online programs or courses. This includes, but is not limited to, Graduate Assistant Tuition Waivers and faculty/staff waivers. 

If you have questions regarding financial aid for your online program, please contact the HSC Financial Aid office by emailing or calling at 405-271-2118.

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Program Contacts:

Student Program Coordinator:

Maurissa Trujillo
Phone: (405) 271-2428 ext. 49212


Jaye Robertson, MA, DNP, RN, CNEP
Assistant Professor