Nursing, Administration Track

  • 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.


    Graduate Nursing Core

    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

    2 Electives

    Nursing Administration Track

    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 Graduate Catalog.

    Admission Criteria

    To be considered for admission by IUP’s Department of Nursing, applicants must have:

    • A bachelor’s degree (may be in a discipline other than Nursing) and successful completion of an accredited nursing program.
    • A minimum QPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale if the bachelor’s degree is completed within five years of the application date. If the bachelor’s degree is older than five years, the minimum QPA is 2.6 on a 4.0 scale.
    • Current licensure as a registered nurse.
    • Successful completion of an undergraduate-level Statistics course.
    • GRE scores are not required.

    Additional requirements for registered nurses licensed outside of the United States, its territories, or Canada:

    1. Evidence of fluency in English as required by the Graduate School. Minimum TOEFL of 500 is required.
    2. A graduate nurse licensed in another country may participate in an approved exchange-visitor program or in an accredited graduate program in nursing for a period of two years without licensure and compensation in this Commonwealth.


    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:

    • Application form: Apply online, or request materials by e-mailing
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Signed and dated statement of career and academic goals
    • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
    • $50 nonrefundable application fee.

    GRE scores are not required.

    More Information

    Request information or contact

    Dr. Nashat Zuraikat, Program Coordinator
    Department of Nursing and Allied Health