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Meet the need for forward-thinking nursing leaders with an MSN.


We’re building nursing industry leaders with our CCNE-accredited 
MSN Nursing Administration and Management specialization.

“With every course, I became more informed and found the materials to develop my position as a leader and a collaborator.”  -Jenny L. MSN, Administration & Management

Today’s nurses perform increasingly complex roles, requiring advanced knowledge and specialized capabilities. Nurse Executive. Health Coordinator. Nurse Manager—Aspen prepares registered nurses for all kinds of advanced leadership roles.

This specialization equips students with:

  • Practical knowledge of legal, ethical, and cultural issues in healthcare
  • Contemporary management theory and application
  • A focus on hospital management, accounting, and other economic topics
  • Preparation to work in administrative as well as clinical settings
  • Understanding of nursing theory and specialized skills
  • Interprofessional practice in today’s complex healthcare environment

Aspen MSN (Nursing Administration and Leadership) graduates can:

  • Create budgets, approve spending, and manage overall finances
  • Control health care quality and safety
  • Perform strategic planning, fiscal management, and evaluation of outcomes
  • Motivate and manage nursing staff and assistant administrators
  • Respond to challenges and trends to lead healthcare innovations
  • Focus on responsible use of resources
  • Incorporate contemporary technology, practice, and ethics into patient care
  • Transform communities with evidence-based, outcome-oriented leadership
  • Engage in scholarly activities to support nursing innovations
  • Consult and collaborate with teams and direct health care systems

Is this program for me?

If you are an RN who has completed a BSN – and need an accredited, adaptable, and affordable online MSN program – then this program is for you!

RNs who do not yet have a BSN but would like to pursue their MSN may enroll in our RN to MSN Bridge Program.

Check out Aspen’s Other MSN Specializations

Admission Requirements

  • Application – A completed application.
  • Registered Nurse Licensure – Current, unrestricted licensure as a registered nurse in the United States, a US territory, or Canada. Registered nurses licensed outside of these areas are not eligible.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Official transcript demonstrating a conferred bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN), from an institution that is accredited by a CHEA recognized accrediting body or an international equivalent, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater.
  • Nursing Experience – A minimum of one year of nursing experience completed within the past five years.
  • Military Documentation (Optional) – A copy of the most recent orders; or a copy of DD214 (This can be requested from the National Archives.)

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