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Estimated Completion

36-39 credit hours

Application Process

  1. Admission to Tarleton State University – Graduate Studies
  2. Students should note that they must have their bachelor's degree in nursing in order to be admitted to either master's program as well as have their RN license.
  3. We accept applicants year-round. Courses start every 8 weeks.


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Department of Post Licensure


M.S.N. in Nursing Administration


The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program offers options for a major in Nursing Administration or Nursing Education. The Nursing Administration degree prepares graduates to assume leadership roles for unit, department, service line, or the system-level of healthcare organizations.

Courses are online with select practicum experiences.

Advantages of the Online Program

  • All online classes!
  • Can complete MSN degree in as few as 12 months.
  • Tarleton is a student-focused university; this is maintained in the online environment with faculty who truly care about you as a student!
  • Tarleton is affordable!

Benefits of Online Program

  • Advance your career in nursing!
  • Enhance leadership skills and opportunities.
  • Specialize as Nurse Educator or Nurse Administrator!
  • Meet personal and professional educational goals.

Designed With You in Mind

For RNs who have completed a bachelor’s degree in nursing, Tarleton State University’s MSN program offers outstanding, student-focused instruction through the flexibility and convenience of online learning.


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Career Opportunities

A MSN in Nursing Administration is designed for hardworking individuals who want to further their education in nursing. This degree offers many different career options including:

  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Educator
  • Hospital Administrator
Nursing student

Application Requirements

The application process begins online through the College of Graduate Studies at Tarleton. Additionally, students looking to enter the program must meet the admission requirements of the College of Graduate Studies and Department of Nursing. Find out more information about the admission requirements.

Career Service

Career Services

Career Services offers students a wide variety of professional development opportunities that can translate into careers. A few of these programs include:

  • Career counseling and My Plan
  • DEI - Delta Epsilon Iota, Career Services Honor Society
  • Handshake
  • Mock interviews
  • Resume assistance

And much more!

Program Objectives

At the end of the program, the graduate nurse will be able to:

  • Integrate findings and theories from nursing science and related disciplines to lead the continued improvement of nursing care across diverse settings.
  • Provide flexible leadership and inter/intra professional collaboration in a complex and ever-changing healthcare delivery system to safely achieve quality, patient-centered care.
  • Ethically conduct and/or use research which contributes to the development of nursing science.
  • Analyze current and emerging information and health technologies to communicate, manage knowledge. mitigate error, and support decision making to improve patient care outcomes. 
  • Advocate for policies to promote health, shape healthcare delivery, defend social justice, and advance the profession of nursing.
  • Synthesize population health concepts to affect appropriate health interventions, to prevent disease, reduce risks, and promote health and wellness in diverse populations.

Coursework Highlights

Class Number Class Name
NURS 5310 Leadership Development
NURS 5322 Healthcare Change and Communication
NURS 5301 Organizational Behavior and Human Resources
NURS 5320 Healthcare Finance
NURS 5324 Outcomes and Evaluation in Healthcare
NURS 5328 Administrator Role I
NURS 5329 Administrator Role II

For more information on courses, please refer to the university catalog.