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Nursing Administration - Nursing MS

A nursing administration concentration graduate is prepared and develops a cadre of nurse administrator and executive skills to assume first-line and middle management, and leadership roles in diverse health care organizational settings.

As leaders in nursing education, research, and community engagement, our faculty has a collective vision to nurture innovation as we chart our path for the future. Our primary goal is to support you in becoming an integral part of our learning community to address society's need for caring, knowledgeable, and scientifically well-prepared, nurse professionals.

In the nursing administration concentration, we will prepare you to meet the ANCC and AONE certification competencies as a nurse administrator and leader. These competencies include striving for excellence in:

  • Systems Thinking
  • Knowledge of the Clinical Practice Environment
  • Strategic Management
  • Human Resource and Relationship Skills
  • Financial Management
  • Health Information Technology and Informatics
  • Health Care Policy Evaluation

In applying these skills, we will encourage you to be innovative and evidence-based in your approach to nursing administration to support the delivery of high quality, safe patient care.

Application deadline

  • February 1
  • September 1


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The Master of Science program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
Distance Education Students Residing outside of Indiana: Each of the states has its own approval processes for out-of-state institutions offering distance education. While Indiana State University endeavors to offer all of its programs to as wide an audience as possible, all Indiana State University distance education programs may not be available in all states. Graduate Nursing Programs at Indiana State University are not available to residents of Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, Massachusetts, New York or International students. Students located in U.S. Territories must purchase their own liability insurance policy.