Nursing, M.S.N. Nursing Leadership and Management Concentration


The Master of Science in Nursing degree offers a concentration in Nursing Leadership and Management. The Nursing Leadership and Management concentration requires 37 credit hours and is designed to be completed in seven semesters, beginning with a fall admission. Graduates are prepared for leadership and executive positions in nursing and healthcare, including organizations, the community, and regulatory environments. 

Program Distinctions

  • The School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • The School of Nursing is recognized by the National League for Nursing as a Center for Excellence in Nursing Education.
  • The MSN program is ranked No. 14 nationally in the U.S. News & World Report listing of “Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs.”
  • All didactic courses are online.
  • The program requires 504 clinical hours in leadership and management areas.
  • Students complete clinicals where they live or work.

The Student Experience

  • Students are taught by faculty members who are experts in their fields.
  • Work closely with advisers dedicated to nursing students.
  • The majority of courses are held online asynchronously, allowing students the flexibility to set their weekly schedules.
  • Students have the option to select their own clinical preceptors with assistance from a clinical placement coordinator.

After Graduation

  • Job placement greater than 90%.
  • Graduates who earn the MSN in Nursing Leadership and Management degree are eligible to apply to the Post-Master’s DNP Concentration.
  • Clinical hours obtained in the MSN program are transferable into the DNP program.
  • The program prepares students to sit for the American Organization of Nursing Leadership (AONL) Certified Nurse Manager and Nurse Executive Exams with relevant experience.


  • Current unrestricted licensure as a registered nurse in one of the fifty states or validated credentials by CGFNS for international applicants. Residents of North Carolina must hold unrestricted North Carolina licensure as a registered nurse.
  • Official transcripts
  • BSN from accredited institution
  • Professional references
  • Personal statement

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Program Details

Degree Type: Master's

College/School: School of Nursing

Program Type: Majors & Concentrations

Class Type: Online

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Dr. Cynthia Bacon
UNCG School of Nursing