Why should I pursue a Master of Science in Nursing with a focus on management?
The modern health care system is complex. It requires effective leaders that can balance patient care and manage a
nursing staff while developing innovative strategies to keep hospitals running smoothly.
According to the Bureau of
Labor and Statistics, the careers for medical and health services managers are growing at 23 percent, which is
much faster than the average rate.
Health care needs leaders that are up-to-date on technology as well as the constantly changing laws and regulations.
If you have a passion to serve and a willingness to lead, consider an MSN with a focus on management.
Is an M.S. in Nursing with a focus on management for me?
If you’re looking for a leadership path that can put you on the course to director-level roles and beyond, then
an MSN degree with a focus on management might be right for you.
Supervisory positions are integral to the daily operations of a clinical unit or medical practice. So if you’re
looking to boost your career and take on more responsibility, an M.S. in Nursing with a focus on management will
prepare you to:
- Manage finances and budgets
- Understand and implement health care policy
- Set policies and procedures
- Evaluate staff members
What will I learn in Regis’ M.S. in Nursing program?
Regis University’s Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in management includes courses
- Advanced nursing practice leadership and theories
- Ethics for nursing leaders
- Health care policy
- Health care organizations and systems leadership
- Advanced financial management
- Advanced management principles and practice
You’ll also explore evidence-based research, teaching and learning strategies in health care and
participate in a hands-on practicum and service learning experiences.
You’ll complete two practicum experiences, totaling 210 hours, designed to consolidate skills and apply
principles in a management environment, working directly with a nursing manager.
Our M.S. in Nursing program prepares students to sit for the American Organization of Nursing Executive (AONE)
Nurse Executive certification exam, and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Nurse Executive and Nurse
Executive Advanced certification exam.
Is Regis’ MSN program accredited?
Regis University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one
of six regional higher education institutional accreditors in the United States and a member of the North Central Association.
The Loretto Heights School of Nursing (LHSON) at Regis University is fully accredited by the American Association
of Colleges of Nursing – Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (AACN-CCNE).
What class formats are available?
A lot of people ask us, “How long will it take me to finish this degree?”
You can earn your M.S. in Nursing online or on campus. The majority of classes are offered in eight-week terms
allowing you to progress and focus on one or two classes at a time. Our program is seven semesters of full-time
study and can be completed in two and a half years.
The flexible online format allows you to log in anytime, day or night, as you complete assignments. No campus
visits are required for online students, but we encourage you to celebrate your graduation in person!
If you prefer learning on campus, classes meet one evening per week from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., so you can
earn your M.S. in Nursing while you work.
When do MSN classes start at Regis?
Courses are offered in blended eight-week terms that begin in:
Can I combine my undergraduate degree with a master’s in nursing?
Are you currently an RN looking to get on a fast track to your MSN? Good news! We also offer a RN
to M.S. in Nursing: Education or Management Focus. Or check out our M.S.
Nursing: Leadership in Health Care Systems: Education Focus for students interested in teaching in clinical
or academic settings.
Meet our nursing faculty.
Jarrett, RN, CNS, CNE, Ed.D.
Executive Director, Post-Licensure Nursing | Professor
Karen Pennington, RN, Ph.D.
Director, RN/BSN & MS Programs | Professor
Kari Goerke, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Coordinator of the Masters in Leadership Program | Assistant Professor
"Terry" Buxton, Ph.D., RN, CNE
Coordinator, Post-Licensure Technology | Associate Professor
Finn, Ph.D., RN, FNP, FNE
Coordinator, Clinical Development | Associate Professor
Cheryl Kruschke, Ed.D.
McGuire, Ph.D., RN
Lynn Wimett, EdD, RN, CNS, APRN-C
Goerke, MSN, RN, NEA-BC