Nursing - Nurse Administrator (MSN)

Program at a Glance

Degree: Master of Science in Nursing
College of Health Sciences: School of Nursing
Cost: $437-456 per credit hour *
Required: 36 credit hours
Learning Environment: Online asynchronousAccess course material online from any location and complete coursework following a defined course schedule.

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This program has accepted its final cohort of MSN students as of Fall 2013. Future classes will be admitted into the BSN to DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice) program.  Please see the department web page for DNP information.

The Nursing Administration role prepares the graduate for leadership positions in a variety of health care areas. The curriculum uses diverse leadership and organizational theories as a foundation, and is designed to provide the participant with advanced problem-solving skills and application of theory to address today's "real world" healthcare issues. New models of leadership, management, and the role of the advanced practice nurse in assuring effective organizations are analyzed throughout the curriculum.

Curriculum

Please visit the School of Nursing web site for course details.

Admission Information

This program has accepted its final cohort of MSN students as of Fall 2013. Future classes will be admitted into the BSN to DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice) program.

Please visit the School of Nursing web site for more details.

If you are an international student interested in taking this program online from your home country, please contact the ODU International Admission Office for assistance.

Learning Environment

Courses in this program are offered in this technology:

Hybrid: A combination: attend class on-site or live online at times and access online materials on your own for some parts of the class.

Nurse Administrator Careers

  • Clinical Leadership
  • Educational Leadership
  • Administration
  • Public Health Care
  • Military Health Care
  • Organizational Development
  • Public Policy 
  • Policy Advisor
  • Researcher

Calculating Cost

Graduate Distance Learning Tuition Classification Cost per credit hour
Virginia residents (with Virginia domicile) $437
Students living outside of Virginia $456
* In Virginia but without Virginia domicile $1089


Rates are effective Fall 2014 and subject to change. Please visit ODU's main Admission & Financial Aid web site for complete tuition details, including fees and deadlines.

For questions about domicile or “in-state” status as it applies to tuition rates, please click here.