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Prepare to Take on Top Positions in Nursing Leadership

Transform your passion and experience as a nurse into a thriving career leading teams, driving an organization’s success, and improving patient outcomes. Purdue University Northwest’s online Nurse Executive MSN helps you gain the skills, knowledge, and credentials to pursue managerial positions in nursing.

An Affordable, High-Quality Pathway to a Valuable Nursing Credential

Expert Faculty

  • Learn from faculty who are experienced as chief nursing executives and nurse leaders in clinical practice.

Online Flexibility

  • Earn your MSN 100% online. Complete your MSN Nurse Executive practicum where you work.

Accelerated Completion

  • Graduate with your MSN in as little as 12 months of full-time study or less than 2 years of part-time study.

Affordable Tuition

Earn a valuable credential from a reputable name in nursing education. The Purdue Northwest MSN is surprisingly affordable compared to other universities, with:

  • Cost-effective tuition $446.18/credit
  • Up to 9 transfer credits
  • Federal financial aid

Build Valuable Nursing Leadership Expertise in:

  • Policy development
  • Financial management
  • Organization building
  • Nursing informatics
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Systems management
  • Human resources management
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Nurse Executive Concentration Curriculum

The curriculum for our online nurse executive program is designed to fulfill the Quality Matters™ evidence-based practices in online course quality and delivery. Highly interactive courses provide ample opportunities for engagement.

Core MSN Courses

  • Foundations of Advanced Practice in Nursing
  • Sociocultural Influences on Health
  • Research and Evidence Based Nursing Practice
  • Informatics in Nursing             
  • Theoretical and Ethical Reasoning in Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Healthcare Organization, Policy, and Economics

Nurse Executive Courses

  • Concepts for the Nurse Executive Creating an Environment for Professional Practice
  • Role of the Nurse Executive in Creating an Environment for Professional Practice
  • Healthcare Financial Management
  • Nurse Executive Practicum
  • Human Resource Management

MSN Nurse Executive Program Outcomes

  • Synthesize advanced nursing knowledge, patient preferences, and best available evidence to make decisions for practice.
  • Provide leadership to influence delivery of health care to diverse populations in increasingly complex environments.
  • Operationalize role competencies appropriate to executive nursing.
  • Evolve a professional philosophy that reflects the humanistic values of nursing and a commitment to the discipline.

Meet the Growing Demand for Nurse Executives

Employment of health care executives is projected to grow 20% from 2016 to 2026—much faster than the average for all occupations.

Explore Related Programs: MSN Nursing Education Concentration

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Transfer Credits: Courses must fulfill curriculum requirements and must have been taken at a university that has national nursing accreditation. A grade of the equivalent of 3.0 (on a 4-point scale) or higher must be present for any transfer course and faculty will review syllabi for equivalence. NUR 51000, Research and Evidence Based Nursing Practice, all advanced core courses, and all specialty courses (applies to all concentrations) must be taken at PNW. 

Tuition and Fees: Tuition includes fees, with the exception of per-course differential fees for new/transfer students: 8+ credit hours, $128.00; <8 credit hours, $101.00.

Employment Projections: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.