M.S. Nursing - Leadership and Management
Western Governors University

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M.S. Nursing - Leadership and Management

The M.S. in Nursing—Leadership and Management (BSN to MSN) is designed for RNs with BSNs who are seeking a master’s degree to become effective leaders and managers in a variety of nursing settings. This challenging program incorporates competencies that are consistent with the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) standards for nurse administrators. Along with the rigorous online curriculum, this program requires completion of a 40-hour practicum in nursing management.

Note: Applicants must hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), an unencumbered RN license, and currently be working in a healthcare-related field.

Western Governors University is:

• Challenging—The ideal student is a motivated self-starter who can commit at least 15 to 20 hours per week to their studies.
• CCNE Accredited—WGU nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, 202-887-6791). WGU is also regionally accredited.
• Affordable and Nonprofit—Tuition is less than half the cost of other reputable online universities. Your tuition goes toward your education, not to shareholders.
• Competency Based—An innovative learning model, designed for adult learners like you, that measures learning, not time spent in class.
• Respected—Your degree coursework is relevant and up-to-date because it’s designed and developed in collaboration with industry experts.
• Flexible and Online—With no set class times, you can log in and learn anytime, anywhere.

AccreditationWGU’s nursing programs are also accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, 202-867-6791).
RequirementsMust be an actively working registered nurse (RN) who holds a nursing bachelor's degree (BSN), already possess healthcare industry experience, and can devote 15 to 20 hours per week to your studies. WGU's Nursing degree programs require students to already possess a current, unencumbered RN license. If you do not currently possess an RN license, you are not eligible for admission into this program.
Delivery FormatOnline and a variety of other distance learning methods.
Education LevelMaster
Cost Per CreditCurrently, tuition for most degree programs at WGU is $2,890 per six-month term. WGU's MBA and Nursing programs' tuition is currently $3,250 per six-month term.