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Nursing Administration







Become a Healthcare Leader

The OU Online MSN in Nursing Administration is a 33-credit program that takes as few as 21 months to complete, with all courses conducted in eight-week blocks. Upon graduation, students can 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 and use political acumen to influence healthcare policy in promoting safe, ethical healthcare delivery.

Graduates will be able to: 

  • Deliver a broad array of evidence-based, patient-centered nursing interventions to culturally diverse or at-risk individuals and populations in a specialized practice area
  • Demonstrate expertise in a specialized area of clinical, teaching, management, or administrative practice
  • Employ leadership and management skills in decision-making to improve nursing care delivery and the care environment
  • Collaborate with interprofessional teams to enhance nursing care and healthcare services
  • Contribute to knowledge dissemination through scholarly activities and communication
  • Use critical synthesis to manage resources and systems effectively
  • Demonstrate competency in information analysis, management, and technology consistent with role preparation
  • Engage in lifelong learning and professional development

Admission Deadline

Rolling admissions (applications due at least 14 days before the intended start date).

Program Start Terms

Fall, Spring, Summer

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Pursue Your Nursing Administration Master's Degree

Take the next step in your career with a degree from the University of Oklahoma. Applications are reviewed year-round for fall, spring, and summer sessions. Choose your program, choose your start, and apply today.


Benefits of the Nursing Administration Master's Degree

Strong Alumni Network

Earning your OU Health Sciences Center degree gives you lifelong connections outside the classroom. As part of the state's most extensive nursing program, you will join over 11,500 OUHSC College of Nursing alumni.

Strong Career Growth

Our program prepares you to join the healthcare 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).

Flexible Format

Learn in a flexible online program designed for working professionals. You’ll engage in online discussions with professors and fellow students while gaining the advanced skills needed to take your nursing career to the next level.

Same Academic Excellence

Like every OU Online program, the MSN in Nursing Administration is built on the foundation of world-class University of Oklahoma faculty mixed with professors of practice providing valuable instruction. By linking industry experts with our online programs, we offer the most advanced curriculum and prepare students for future career success.  

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An Investment in Your Future

Earning an MSN in Nursing Administration degree from OU Online gives you the skills to succeed in a growing and evolving field. It also gives you access to career support and an expanded professional network as part of the global OU alumni community. Stand out where the industry is moving while enjoying the potential for higher pay, career advancement, and new opportunities.

Tuition and fees for the program are $24,024 ($728 per credit hour). Books and additional materials are not included.

Once accepted into the program, students must submit a $350 nonrefundable deposit within two weeks. Deposits are applied toward tuition expenses and secure a student’s place in the upcoming class. 

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Program Breakdown

Nurses are needed now more than ever to lead hospital and healthcare organization executive teams. With our MSN in Nursing Administration, you’ll gain an invaluable education from our nationally recognized institution that has been inspiring future nurses since 1911.

  • 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

Program Details

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


  • Completion of a BSN degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • 3.0 GPA on the 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 admissions committee operates under a rolling admission process, and admissions may continue until two weeks before classes start. The committee strives to respond to all applicants within two weeks of submitting a completed application.

For more information on the admissions process, please complete the contact form below, and an admissions counselor 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. 

Graduate tuition waivers cannot be applied to OU Online programs. OU Online programs qualify for the OU Faculty/Staff Tuition Waiver & Fee Exemption, and we encourage you to check your eligibility.  

Tuition waiver and fee exemption package application

If you have questions regarding financial aid for your online program, please get in touch with the Online Aid office by emailing or calling 405-325-2929.


Why OU Online?

We are a top-tier public institution offering high-quality, affordable, professional undergraduate and graduate programs committed to maintaining academic excellence online.

Our Online Programs

Every OU Online program is built on the foundation of world-class faculty mixed with professors of practice providing valuable instruction. By linking industry experts with our online programs, we offer the most advanced curriculum and prepare students for future career success.

Our OU Family

When you graduate from an OU Online program, you’ll join the network of 250,000 OU alumni and be forever part of the OU family. Become part of the tradition of excellence that OU has established in its 130-year history.


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