MS Nursing MSN Nursing Administration
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Mar 22, 2021

Advance Your Nursing Career with Our Master’s in Nursing Administration

As a nurse, you use your skills and knowledge in health science and medical treatment to help patients overcome difficult challenges. But to use that experience to help hospitals and healthcare organizations improve and help more people, you need specialized skills beyond nursing practice. Liberty University’s M.S. in Nursing – Nursing Administration can help you use your experience in nursing and health science with leadership training to help hospitals better serve patients. 

What is nursing administration?

Nursing administration is the discipline of managing nurses and healthcare personnel, resources, and patient care processes in healthcare organizations. These organizations regularly have to navigate complex government regulations, healthcare guidelines, and legal requirements while also seeking to find new ways to improve healthcare outcomes for patients. Nursing administrators use management skills, leadership techniques, and strategic thinking to assess and improve the management of these organizations.

After earning Liberty University’s MSN Nursing Administration program, you will be equipped to provide healthcare systems with efficient management. You will learn how to utilize the nursing process to perform strategic planning, fiscal and resource management, and evaluation of outcomes. You will use soundly researched techniques and procedures to create and implement a culture of safety and quality based on nursing values, advocacy, and legal, ethical, and regulatory compliance.

Why Choose Liberty’s MSN Nursing Administration Program?

Our nursing administration program is an industry leader in MSN Nursing Administration programs and was awarded by Grad School Hub as one of the best online master’s in nursing for 2020. Our online nursing courses are taught by nursing professionals with real-world experience so that you can be confident that your training is focused on practical use in the field. If you pursue our MSN degree, you will be equipped with an understanding of organizational design and structure, financial and resource management, and contemporary issues in human resource management.

Liberty University’s MSN Nurse Administration program features 8-week online classes, providing you with the flexibility you need to stay active in your nursing career where schedules are constantly changing. Additionally, our professors instruct from a Christian worldview, which means our nursing professors see you as an individual fulfilling God’s calling for your life, not a number.

Program Awards

GradSchoolHub Online Master Of Science In Nursing

CCNE Accredited

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and the post-graduate APRN certificate program at Liberty University School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

1-Year MSN Accelerated Track

Liberty’s School of Nursing offers an accelerated schedule that helps you reach your goal of earning your MSN online faster than ever with our 1 year online MSN programs. Call us today to find out how in 12 months you will be able to earn your Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Administration degree online.

Frequently Asked Questions

While researching online nursing administration programs, you may have questions about how an MSN in Nursing Administration can help you meet your career goals. Below are some common questions and answers about online masters degrees in nursing administration.

Is a masters in nursing administration worth it?

What can you do with a masters in nursing administration?

What salary does a nursing administrator make?

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, at Occupational Outlook Handbook: Medical and Health Services Managers, 2019 (viewed online July 26, 2020). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.

What Will You Learn in Our MSN Nurse Administration Program?

Liberty University’s online masters in nursing administration degree program’s curriculum is based on the guidelines set forth by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Through this program, you will learn to use research and scholarship to support advanced nursing practice, use innovative healthcare technologies in practice settings, and show leadership in professional settings. You will also use quality improvement techniques to improve processes, assess and apply safety standards, and apply outcomes management principles to support best practices in nursing.

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Degree Information
Military Benefits
Admission Requirements

Nursing Administration Degree Information

  • This program falls under the School of Nursing.
  • The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and the post-graduate APRN certificate program at Liberty University School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (
  • Download and review the Degree Completion Plan for this program.
  • You may download and review the M.S.N. Student Handbook (login required).
  • View the Graduate Nursing Course Guides (login required).
  • A background check will be conducted every six months until the online master’s in nursing is completed.
  • NURS 211 and MATH 201 are undergraduate prerequisites 

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Additional Program Information

Practicum Sites

Prospective students should contact their state’s Department of Education or Board of Nursing to verify access to practicum sites while enrolled in an out-of-state online program (some states may reserve clinical sites for in-state residential students.) Most MSN courses are offered in an eight-week format year-round.

RN Licensure

Students must hold a current and active RN license within the United States.

Non-Discrimination Statement

You can view the School of Nursing’s Non-Discrimination Statement for more information about how Liberty University meets state and federal requirements to ensure fairness and reasonable accommodations.

Bridge Courses for Non-BSN Students

Currently, students who hold an RN license and a bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than nursing must complete the following Bachelor of Science in Nursing bridge courses during their first year in the MSN program:

  • NURS 226 – Post-Licensure Research in Nursing
  • NURS 440: Post-Licensure Strategies for Community Health
  • NURS 489: Leadership/Management in Nursing
  • NURS 446 – Post-Licensure Population Health
  • NURS 491: Nursing Management 

An introductory statistics course (math preferred) and an undergraduate course in health assessment. These prerequisites are not required before admission but are prerequisites for graduate courses. Refer to your individual program Degree Completion Plan (DCP).


MSN Degree Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses.
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course).

Potential Career Options with a Degree in Nursing Administration

  • Administration in healthcare systems
  • Administration of nursing service
  • Director of nursing (hospital/office/clinic setting)
  • Nurse leader

Admission Requirements for the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Applicants must have a regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or above GPA, for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions related information.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission Application
  • Application fee*
  • Minimum of 1 year of nursing practice as a registered nurse
  • 1 recommender’s contact information
  • Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Statement of Essential Attributes
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
  • Proof of English proficiency

Nurses educated outside of the United States must submit additional documentation to be considered for admission. Please see the MSN admissions page for additional information.

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during Financial Check-In. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.

MSN Degree CCNE Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and the post-graduate APRN certificate program at Liberty University School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

CCNE Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees.

For questions about the accreditation of Liberty University, please contact:

Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Ln.
Decatur, GA 30033-4097
(404) 679-4500

Inquiries about the institution itself, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Liberty University.

MSN Program Benefits

  •  Liberty is ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility by — and one of the top 10 online schools in America by Earning your online MSN in Nurse Administration degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition will set you apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 6 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
  • The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, masters degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and the post-graduate APRN certificate program at Liberty University School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (
  • You can complete this MSN in administration online program in less than 2 years.