The Capstone College of Nursing offers the distance-based Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with all courses offered online. This program is intended to prepare a nurse leader by providing advanced education in health care finance, shared governance, and emerging leader competencies. Nurse administrators manage several departments or entire organizations. Nurse administrators hold a variety of executive-level positions, including director of nursing services, clinical coordinator, and chief nurse executive. They oversee several departments and report directly to senior leadership. A nurse administrator concentrates primarily on policy and organizational operations issues such as nursing shortages and spends a majority of time attending meetings, preparing reports, and developing programs and policies to ensure safety and high quality nursing care. Nurse administrators are less likely to deal directly with patients or family members, instead supervising mid-level managers and working with fellow members of the senior leadership team.
Note: This program requires a clinical practicum and it is the student’s responsibility to identify a site with an appropriate clinical facilitator. Prior to the clinical practicum, the student will start the process of obtaining a CCN Letter of Agreement (LOA) or a Clinical Affiliation Contract with the agency. No clinical practice will take place until the student has been notified by CCN of approval.
Program of Study:
The Nurse Administrator program can be completed in one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study.