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A healthcare professional: Pursue your MSN Nurse Leadership and Management program online at Regent University, Virginia Beach.

MSN – Nurse Leadership & Management

Prepare for Executive-Level Roles in Healthcare. Learn Nurse Leadership and Management.

Ready to take your passion for healthcare to the highest levels? Regent’s Master of Science in Nursing — Nurse Leadership & Management program can prepare nurses who have already obtained RN licensure and an accredited bachelor’s degree for executive-level roles in the healthcare field. In this program you can develop strong strategic and organizational leadership skills that can help you improve policies that impact patient outcomes and staff relations. You can also expand your knowledge with advanced coursework in administrative theory and strategies, financial management, healthcare policy, and clinical practicum.

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SHARPEN YOUR SKILLS

Work with preceptors as a nurse leader and manager while fulfilling required clinical hours.

BUILD ON A STRONG FOUNDATION

Anchor your knowledge and skill on Christian principles and values.

LEARN FROM THE BEST

Be mentored by faculty in Virginia Beach who hold the highest degrees in their field. Regent has been ranked among Top National Universities by the U.S. News & World Report for four years (2019, 2020, 2022 and 2023). Experience this difference through our online MSN – Nurse Leadership & Management program.

Please complete the Request Information form on this page to learn more about this program.

The master’s degree program in nursing at Regent University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

On completing the MSN – Nurse Leadership & Management, you can:

  • Apply solutions to nursing problems based on strategic healthcare management applications and data-driven assessments.
  • Gain health systems financial management skills to make informed decisions about budget operations that impact nursing staff.
  • Seek career advancement in the area of nursing leadership.

Career Opportunities

  • Chief Nurse Officer
  • Nurse Executive
  • Nursing Director
  • Department Manager
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Nurse Manager
  • Nurse Recruiter/Consultant
  • Patient Care Coordinator
28%
Projected growth in employment of medical and health services managers from 2021-2031 Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2022
Leadership strategies in current and predicted health care systems. Administrative concepts necessary for management such as dimensions of workforce and workplace issues, leadership, and evidence-based decision making; skills for effective management of human resources. Foundation of healthcare policymaking and policy analysis for nurses in leadership roles. Provides role acclimation to the nurse as an administrator and examines the quality character traits necessary to produce an eminence nursing administrator.
Financial and resource management for the nurse leader and manager. Vital concepts such as strategic management, reimbursement, and payer mix, forecasting economic and marketing factors for decision- making; financial and budgeting operations and spread sheet analysis using Microsoft® Excel.
Designed to utilize student knowledge and skill set obtained from prior MSN coursework. Students are guided by established preceptors to fulfill learning objectives specific to the student’s chosen MSN concentration. Clinical hours required. The length of this course is 15 weeks (full semester).
Continue to fulfill practicum hours by working with preceptors that meet requirements for the student’s chosen MSN concentration; scholarly research project suitable for publication is required. Clinical hours required. Prerequisite: NURS 684. The length of this course is 15 weeks (full semester).

2023-24 Semester Check-In Deadlines

All students are expected to check-in for the semester two weeks before the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

SessionSemester Check-InSession Start Date
Session AFriday, August 11Monday, August 21
Session BFriday, October 13Monday, October 23
Session CThursday, January 4Monday, January 8
Session DFriday, March 1Monday, March 11
Session EFriday, April 26Monday, May 6
Session FFriday, June 7Monday, June 17

Prerequisites

MSN program applicants must:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Report no more than two previous documented failures in MSN courses.

Admissions Requirements

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Submit your application using the Regent University Online Application.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

Submit your unofficial transcripts to regent.edu/items.

Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email requesting authorization for Regent University to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution. International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES, AACRAO or NAFSA approved agency.

Step 3: Complete an Admissions Questionnaire

Please complete a brief admissions questionnaire based on your professional goals and interests. This should only take a few minutes to complete but please answer the questions completely and thoughtfully. This gives us a better opportunity to get to know you and align your objectives with our programs. Once completed, it will be sent directly to an admissions counselor who will be in touch with you right away to help complete the rest of your application.

Step 4: Submit Your Nursing License

To be admitted to the MSN program, you must submit an active unencumbered/unrestricted Registered Nurse license from your state of practice to regent.edu/items.

Step 5: Submit a Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please submit a scanned copy or photograph of it to regent.edu/items.


Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu should you have any further questions about the application process.

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

PART-TIME STUDENTS

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
DNP$5803$1,740
MSN$5806$3,480

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
DNP$5806$3,480
MSN$5809$5,220

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)
University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

Part-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
DNP$5803$1,740
MSN$5806$3,480

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
DNP$5806$3,480
MSN$5809$5,220

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)
University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

What is nurse leadership and management?

Nurse leadership and management is a field for licensed nurses who wish to move into leadership positions. Through the MSN – Nurse Leadership & Management, you’ll learn management and organization theories that will be useful regardless of industry.

What can you do with an MSN in Nurse leadership and management?

With an MSN in nurse leadership, you can pursue executive positions like chief nurse officer, healthcare manager and more. Once you complete the MSN, you’ll understand financial systems, team management, and how to assess organizational efficacy.

“Regent provided a very hands-on experience that I could implement in my life right away. You can’t come out of this program without becoming a better leader. It proves itself of worth and value time and again.”

Cynthia Arocho, M.A., 2012

“Best college class I've ever taken. Hands down. I haven't stopped raving about it to my friends and family.”

Kristen Aguilar, MBA, 2018 General Management

“Pat Robertson had a dream, and when you set foot on campus, you see what God has done.”

Kandi Puder, RN to B.S. in Nursing, 2020 RN at Allina Health

“I chose to go back to school to help advance my career. I’ve used the knowledge, skills and abilities I’ve learned at Regent extensively. When I saw Regent’s motto, Christian Leadership to Change the World, I knew this was for me.”

Julia DuBree, RN to B.S. in Nursing, 2018 School Nurse

“People, especially kids, need more than clichés. My training at Regent gave me a meaningful way to express my empathy - which is passion and compassion combined - and they could feel the authenticity of it.”

Cedric Rucker, M.A. in Counseling, 2008 Community Counseling