The program leading to a Master of Science in Nursing is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). It is designed to prepare the graduate for an advanced practice nursing role as a nurse administrator and may serve as a foundation for doctoral study.
Graduates of the Administration Track assume leadership positions in a variety of health care settings, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, and rehabilitation facilities. As health care leaders, graduates assume a critical role in health care decision-making; managing health care members, patients, and finances; and in evaluating outcomes.
Students take courses part-time, full-time or one evening per week, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. and online or hybrid.
NURS 610 Health Promotion and Social Issues
NURS 614 Health Care Organizations and Policy
NURS 622 The Practice of Nursing Research I
NURS 623 The Practice of Nursing Research II
NURS 619 Leadership Strategies
NURS 628 Advanced Professional Role Development
NURS 729 Nursing Administration
NURS 730 Financial Management in Health Care
NURS 731 Nursing Administration Practicum I
NURS 732 Nursing Administration Practicum II
Course descriptions can be found online in the
To be considered for admission by IUP’s Department of Nursing, applicants must have:
Additional requirements for registered nurses licensed outside of the United States, its territories, or Canada:
Applications to the Administration Track are accepted for fall, spring, and summer admission. Submit the following items to IUP’s School of Graduate Studies and Research for admission consideration:
GRE scores are not required.
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Dr. Nashat Zuraikat, Program Coordinator
Department of Nursing and Allied Health
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