Nursing (M.S.N.) & Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (M.S.)

Nursing (M.S.N.) & Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (M.S.)

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2022 through summer 2023. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) 1
NURS 500Research 23
NURS 501Health Policy and Ethics3
NURS 502Nursing Theory and Advanced Practice3
NURS 503Managing Population Health3
NURS 521Nursing Issues, Informatics and Technology3
NURS 523Financial and Resource Management for Nurse Leaders3
NURS 623Nursing Administration I: The Role of the Nurse Administrator 33
NURS 625Nursing Administration III: Management of Resources 33
NURS 626Nursing Administration IV: Nursing Administration Capstone 33
Elective 43
Total Hours30

Students with RN license and bachelors degree in a discipline other than Nursing must take NURS 226 Post-Licensure Research in Nursing (3 c.h.), NURS 440 Post-licensure Strategies for Community Health Care (4 c.h.), NURS 446 Post-Licensure Population Health (3 c.h.), NURS 489 Leadership in Nursing (3 c.h.), and NURS 491 Nursing Management (3 c.h.) within the first year of the program.


Introductory statistics course (math preferred) and an undergraduate course in health assessment are required. For those who did not complete these courses in their undergraduate programs, they may fulfill these requirements during the first two semesters of the M.S.N. program. Students must complete the statistics course prior to enrollment in NURS 500 Research (3 c.h.)


NURS 623 Nursing Administration I: The Role of the Nurse Administrator (3 c.h.), NURS 625 Nursing Administration III: Management of Resources (3 c.h.), and NURS 626 Nursing Administration IV: Nursing Administration Capstone (3 c.h.) involve practicum hours. Students must obtain a preceptor site contract along with an approved MSN or doctorally prepared nurse leader preceptor. Students must also complete all pre-practicum requirements prior to enrollment in any practicum course


Choose any 500-600 level course

Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (M.S.)
BUSI 505Healthcare Informatics3
BUSI 506Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals3
BUSI 511Healthcare Administration3
BUSI 528Strategic Management and Marketing for Health Professionals3
BUSI 611Operations Management for Health Organizations3
BUSI 619Quality Assessment and Evidence Based Decision Making3
BUSI 629Economic Analysis in Healthcare3
BUSI 646Managing Human Capital in Healthcare3
BUSI 691Healthcare Administration Capstone3
HLTH 501Biostatistics3
Total Hours30

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 60 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No grades lower than a B- may be applied to the degree
  • Liberty University course work that is more than 5 years old may not be applied towards this degree. Students are required to repeat the course if it has exceeded the age limit
  • Degree must be completed within 5 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

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