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Nursing, Administration Track

M.S. in Nursing, Administration Track Information Session

November 19, 2014
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

IUP Monroeville Graduate and Professional Center

Learn more about program details from program coordinator and professor Dr. Nashat Zuraikat.

To register, visit Register for an Information Session, e-mail , or call 412-824-1999.

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, one evening per week, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. and online.


Graduate Nursing Core

NURS 610 Health Promotion and Social Issues
NURS 614 Health Care Organizations and Policy
NURS 620 Theoretical Foundations for Nursing
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

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.


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

  • Monroeville Graduate and Professional Center
  • 400 Penn Center Boulevard
    Building 4, Suite 900
    Pittsburgh, PA 15235
  • Phone: 412-824-1999
  • Fax: 412-824-3320
  • Office Hours
  • M, W: 1:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
  • T: 11:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
  • Th: 11:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
  • F: 10:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
  • St: 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.