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Online MSN Program: Executive Leadership

Specialize in Executive Leadership

Affordable Tuition

Experienced, Diverse Faculty

Residency Completed Locally

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  • Duration 1 year
  • Cost per Credit $399
  • Credit Hours 36

Program Benefits

  • Spring, summer and fall start dates
  • Experiential learning through coursework
  • Small classes and personalized attention
  • Pending CCNE and SACSCOC accreditation for the online program

Take The Next Step in Your Nursing Leadership Career

An MSN nursing degree in the Executive Nurse Leader track will prepare you to get certified and transition into an advanced leadership role. You’ll graduate prepared to fill a growing need in the health care industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 32% from 2019-2029.1


1 year

36 credits

Enhance Your Nursing Expertise

Graduates of the MSN in Clinical Nurse Leader track will be equipped with the skills you need to coordinate patient care, evaluate patient outcomes and manage risk and improve quality with a focus on evidence-based practice.

This course provides an examination of theoretical models of nursing and leadership along with selected theoretical frameworks for understanding role development, organizational behavior, decision-making and conflict resolution in the health care environment.

This course provides the opportunity for the student to focus on clinical outcomes management for clinical populations through the delivery of evidence-based nursing practice in the areas of illness/disease management, health promotion and disease reduction/prevention. This course includes a 60-contact-hour clinical integration experience.

This course provides the student with a 300-hour immersion experience to become proficient in applying concepts from all previous courses with a specific population. Students will select settings to practice the role of the Clinical Nurse Leader on a full-time basis guided by a designated clinical preceptor and faculty partner.

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Clinical Nurse Specialist2 $91,301 per year

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1 year

36 total credits

Prepare the Next Generation of Nurses

Graduates of the MSN degree in the Nursing Educator track go through a curriculum that combines a core of advanced nursing courses with specialty courses in education, which address current health care issues. You will play an integral role in the future of nursing by sharpening your skills and sharing your passion for patient care with the next generation of nurses.

In this course, the student will examine multiple educational theories. The student critiques the components of the theories and explores the value and contributions of the theories to nursing, advanced nursing, and evidence-based practice. The student will show how to apply the theories in education with clients and their families.

In this course, the student focuses on the processes of curriculum development. Traditional and advanced program development applied to various educational environments are examined. Students in this course learn the theoretical foundations that address curriculum development, assessment and evaluation. They also focus on portions of the curriculum, which include social, professional and educational trends that affect nursing education curriculum.

In this course, the student explores how to plan instruction on a nursing topic, creating and adapting meaningful lessons and assessment/evaluation strategies for multiple learning environments and learner characteristics. The student will consider the diverse learning needs and ethical considerations of various learner groups (e.g., vulnerable populations, clients with disparities, nursing students, staff and patients/caregivers). Students also examine how to effectively integrate technology tools and develop lessons encompassing those needs. Students will explore evaluation strategies and related outcome measurements and how technology can assist. This course includes a 45-contact-hour clinical integration experience.

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Nurse Educator3 $76,591 per year

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Answers To Common Questions

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You can earn your Master of Science in Nursing in as little as 12 months based on the number of transfer credits you have approved and whether you are enrolled as a full-time student.

Total estimated total tuition is $14,364, not including other costs.

Spring Hill College is accredited by the SACSCOC and is seeking Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accreditation for the online MSN.

Yes, you can choose from three career tracks: clinical nurse leadership, nursing education and executive leadership.

You will be prepared to take the CNL or nurse educator exam, both of which are national tests.