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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 Through Regent’s MSN – Nurse Leadership & Management Program

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

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RECEIVE A $5000 HEALTHCARE HERO SCHOLARSHIP

To support our dedicated healthcare heroes serving amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Regent’s School of Nursing is offering a $5,000 Healthcare Hero Scholarship to all licensed, registered nurses. Nurses who enroll in the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing or MSN degree programs by October 15, 2021, and begin courses by Spring 2022, will receive this scholarship. Learn more.

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 two consecutive years (2019 & 2020). Experience this difference through our online MSN – Nurse Leadership & Management program.

To learn more about this program, please complete the Request Information form on this page.

CCNE accredited

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 will be able to:

  • 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
20%
Projected growth in employment of medical and health services managers from 2016-2026 Bureau of Labor Statistics

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.

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.

Foundation of healthcare policymaking. Policy analysis for nurses in leadership roles. The dynamics related to the roles and influences of healthcare providers and consumers, government, and law.

Key elements of quality improvement in the healthcare environment; indicators for quality assessment and appropriate and relevant benchmarks. Six Sigma to ensure standardization of quality improvement approach.

Provides role acclimation to the nurse as an administrator and examines the quality character traits necessary to produce an eminence nursing administrator.

*Clinical course—45 contact clinical hours are slated for this course.

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.
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.

2021-22 Semester Check-In Deadlines

All new 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 13Monday, August 23
Session MFriday, September 10Monday, September 20
Session BFriday, October 15Monday, October 25
Session CTuesday, December 21Monday, January 10
Session TFriday, January 28Monday, February 7
Session DFriday, March 4Monday, March 14
Session EFriday, April 29Monday, May 9
Session FFriday, June 10Monday, June 20

Application Process – Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Step 1: Application & Application Fee

Submit your application using the Regent University Online Application. Pay the $50 nonrefundable application fee by check or money order mailed to Regent University, Enrollment Support Services, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

Fee Waiver: Attend an on-campus or online information session to learn how to streamline your application process, discover financial aid resources and waive your $50 application fee.

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

Step 2: Submit your Unofficial College Transcripts*

We are able to examine and view your unofficial transcript from a U.S.-based school, which indicates successful completion of a bachelor’s degree program, in order to review you for an admissions decision. Please submit your unofficial transcript to our Admissions Office by email to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: MSN Master’s Application Pieces.

Non-U.S. transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company. For further details, please review the International Admissions Checklist on the International Students Admissions page.

International Applicants: Please visit the International Students Admissions page for a more detailed explanation of the Regent University application information and to determine whether or not you qualify as an international student.

*Upon conditional acceptance to the program by review of unofficial transcripts, Regent University’s Admissions Office will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution, which indicate successful completion of a nursing or non-nursing bachelor’s degree program. We will notify you if your previous institution will not release transcripts directly to us.

The MSN requires a candidate to have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and a 3.0GPA in previously completed nursing courses.

Report no more than two previous documented failures in MSN courses.

Step 3: Complete Your 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

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

Step 5: Submit a Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please email a scanned copy or photograph of it to apply@regent.edu with the subject line: Government ID.

PART-TIME STUDENTS

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
M.S. in Health Information Systems Administration$6756$4,050
MSN$5506$3,300

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
M.S. in Health Information Systems Administration$6759$6,075
MSN$5509$4,950

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800
University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Part-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
M.S. in Health Information Systems Administration$6756$4,050
MSN$5506$3,300

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
M.S. in Health Information Systems Administration$6759$6,075
MSN$5509$4,950

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$750
University Services Fee (Online Students)$600

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

Estimated Cost of Attendance: View the estimated cost of attendance to see an example of the total cost of tuition and fees.

“Greatness is deposited into the hearts of every student through this university. It's a greatness to serve with excellence, humility, and a commitment to respond both in heart and mind to the work ahead.”

Lauren Dennis, B.S. in Biophysical Sciences, 2020 Student Research Assistant, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

“With 30+ years of nursing experience, I saw myself as a leader, but I felt this nudging from God to go back to school. I’ve discovered my new calling: to serve as a life coach.”

Ellyn Jett, B.A. in Communication Studies, 2020 Nurse

“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

“Regent offers a 25% discount for veterans, which is helping me pay for my MSN degree.”

Michelle Schindler, MSN, '22 Registered Nurse, Certified (RNC); Veteran