Wilkes University’s online Nurse Executive concentration, part of the Master of Science with Major in Nursing degree program, is designed to provide graduates with the ability to bring best-practice management skills to a variety of health care organizations. This M.S. online program requires 39 credit hours to complete. The Nurse Executive concentration is based on an intensive academic grounding in relevant business concepts, advanced practice, and workplace leadership. This program also includes two management-focused practicums, totaling 250 clinical hours of experience for each course. A concluding scholarly review course allows students to synthesize and review issues relevant to the Nursing Executive concentration, and prepares graduates to take the national certification exam leading to Nurse Executive Board Certification. Our accelerated option means qualified students can earn their MS in less than 20 months!