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The UNC Greensboro School of Nursing offers two options for obtaining a Master of Science in Nursing degree: the Nursing Leadership and Management concentration and the dual Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Business Administration (MSN/MBA) – Health Management program. 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. The MSN/MBA program provides students with the skills and experience to lead in the growing field of healthcare. Building in-demand skills in both nursing and business will make graduates a sought-after asset in healthcare administration. The program requires 62 semester hours, with 504 clinical hours as part of the curriculum. 

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.
  • 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 program offers the flexibility you need to maintain your work/life balance. 
  • All didactic courses in the MSN and the MBA courses are offered online. 
  • All clinical practica are arranged in collaboration with the faculty and the program clinical coordinator.

After Graduation

  • 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.
  • Graduates of the MSN/MBA program have assumed the following: 
    • Nursing and healthcare administration leadership roles in acute care, primary care, and community/public health organizations
    • Positions in quality and safety, strategic planning, nursing informatics, and talent acquisition teams

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Program Details

Degree Type: Master's

College/School: School of Nursing

Program Type: Major

Class Type: In Person,Online

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Dr. Cynthia Bacon
UNCG School of Nursing