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Master of Science in Nursing in Nursing Administration Online

18-20 Months

36 Credit Hours

$17,800 Tuition

5-10 Week Courses

Quick Facts

18-20 Months

36 Credit Hours

$17,800 Tuition

5-10 Week Courses

About the Program

Residents of these states are not eligible to enroll in this UTA accelerated online program: Louisiana, New York, North Dakota, Tennessee, Washington, and Wyoming. Students residing in these states who are currently enrolled in the program may continue without interruption.

The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing can prepare you for a career as a nurse manager. The Master of Science in Nursing Administration (MSN) incorporates contemporary management theory and core competencies, enabling our graduates to function in a variety of healthcare settings.

The MSN in Nursing Administration program builds on a foundation of undergraduate nursing education and practical experience. Our graduates gain advanced knowledge and skills to function in leadership and management roles in the constantly changing healthcare environment.

Key elements of UTA's MSN in Nursing Administration program include:

  • Course content delivered via a blended learning model and online technology-enhanced courses with UTA faculty supervised clinical experiences at partner hospitals throughout the state
  • An instructional format not linked to traditional semester schedules, which allows students to enter and progress through the program in an expedited manner

Take advantage of the high-quality UTA nursing curriculum in one of the country's top online MSN programs.

Accreditation Information

CCNE

The Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing, Master’s Degree in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and Post-Graduate APRN Certificate at the University of Texas at Arlington are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
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Course Information

The Master of Science in Nursing Administration program consist of 12 courses. MSN degree courses vary in length from 5 to 10 weeks. Students must follow the exact sequence of courses as prescribed by the College of Nursing. The MSN in Nursing Administration program can be completed in as few as 18 months.

The MSN in Nursing Administration program consists of four blocks of courses.

Students may earn an Advanced Nursing Educator Certificate by taking an additional twelve nursing education credits with their program. For more information, please contact your advisor.

Due to the rigorous nature of the graduate nursing program and the time commitment of the coursework and clinical, students can expect to spend a significant amount of time studying and preparing required assignments. Generally, a student will be expected to spend 5 hours per week outside the class room for every 1 credit hour the course is worth. This means a 3 credit hour class would require approximately 15 hours per week of student study time. Given this, it is strongly recommended that accepted applicants limit work schedules to keep up with the academic rigor of the program.


“...Having my master's degree has helped me get to where I am.”

Ashley Hodo, MSN

Graduate of UTA's Online MSN Program

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Online Courses

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Duration: 5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Considers development of theories of leadership and organizational behavior as applied to the healthcare arena.

Duration: 5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A critical examination of the philosophical and theoretical bases for nursing science.

Duration: 5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Examine and implement administrative and managerial roles in healthcare organizations.

Duration: 10 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Synthesize management, organizational and leadership concepts and theories in selected healthcare settings.

Duration: 5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Analyze and apply financial management concepts to financial planning, budgeting, and reimbursement systems in healthcare.

Duration: 5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Examine strategic planning for healthcare systems.

Duration: 5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Analyze leadership strategies in current and predicted healthcare systems including dimensions of workforce and workplace issues, leadership, and evidence-based decision making.

Duration: 5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on integration of theoretical and empirical principles of nursing research to generate evidence for nursing practice.

Duration: 5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on preparation to implement evidence-based change in practice.

Duration: 5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Analyze historical, current, and predicted national, state, and local healthcare policy processes.

Duration: 5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Focus on application of computer technology that supports the dissemination of healthcare data, information and knowledge. Selected software packages/applications are presented and used.

One nursing elective required.

Duration: 5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Explore the nature of nursing education. Focus on the curriculum process and its application to nursing education programs.

Duration: 5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Teaching/learning theories, strategies, and evaluations for educators.

Duration: 5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides students with the basic knowledge and skills to effectively use biostatistics in different research design and data analysis, and to understand articles in related professional journals.

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Admissions

Residents of these states are not eligible to enroll in this UTA accelerated online program: Louisiana, New York, North Dakota, Tennessee, Washington, and Wyoming. Students residing in these states who are currently enrolled in the program may continue without interruption.

  • GRE not required for students with a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Graduate School requires that the BSN come from a university that is regionally accredited. The College requires that the Nursing program be CCNE or ACEN accredited.
  • Undergraduate (basic) statistics course with a minimum grade of "C"
  • Probationary admission for students taking the GRE: GRE required for applicants with a 2.8-2.99 GPA with minimum score of 149 on the verbal section, 141 on the quantitative section, or 3.5 on the analytical writing section (best 2 of 3 sections)
  • Applicants must possess an unencumbered RN license. Two years clinical experience in registered nursing is required.
  • International students are required to have two years clinical experience in a United States (or equivalent) health care system.
  • International students are required to have a TSE score of 40 or higher. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam is required if the applicant's native or first language is not English and if he or she does not hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. institution. TOEFL score requirement - Minimum of 550 on paper-based test, 213 on computer-based test, or 79 on the internet-based test, and achieve the following minimum scores of subtests: Writing, 22; Speaking, 21; Reading, 20; and Listening, 16; or IELTS minimum score of 7.0
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Costs

Affordability You Can Count On at UTA

Program Per Credit Hour Per Course* Per Program
Master of Science in Nursing Administration $494.44 $1,483.33 $17,800

*Per-course tuition based on 3-credit hour courses.

 

Tuition Guarantee

The tuition deadline is the Friday (by 11:59 PM CT) before the course begins. If tuition is not paid before the deadline, you will be dropped from your course(s).

Starting Fall 2017, the accelerated online programs have new registration deadlines, please visit this updated Registration and Payment information for Accelerated Online Programs.

If you plan to use the UTA website to make payment, please note that it may be down for maintenance at any time. You may also contact Student Accounts at 817.272.2172 for additional information regarding payment.

Fees

All degrees are subject to application fees and graduation fees. Additional fees may apply.

Application Fees

A non-refundable fee as indicated below is required:

  • US Citizen and US Resident Alien Applicants with NO foreign college or university course work: $40
  • US Citizen and US Resident Alien Applicants WITH foreign college or university course work: $90
  • H1B International Applicants: $90

Reactivation Fees

To read the Reactivation/Readmission policy, visit the Admission Requirements.

Graduation Fees

$40 for first diploma, $20 each additional diploma plus applicable mailing fees, and $60 for late application for graduation.

Graduation fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable. The fee will be billed to the student's MyMav account.

Payment Options

  • Pay by term

Refund Policy

Students wishing to drop a course and maintain no financial responsibility must do so by 11:59 PM CT before the first class day. The official class day begins at 12:00 AM CT.

The refund policy for sessions of five weeks or less is as follows:

  • Before the first class day: 100 percent.
  • First class day: 80 percent.
  • Second class day: 50 percent.
  • After the second class day: No refunds.

The refund policy for sessions greater than five weeks but less than 10 weeks is as follows:

  • Before the first class day: 100 percent.
  • First class day through the third class day: 80 percent.
  • Fourth day through the sixth class day: 50 percent.
  • After the sixth day: No refunds.

The refund policy for sessions 10 weeks or greater is as follows:

  • Before the first class day: 100 percent.
  • First class day through the fifth class day: 80 percent.
  • Sixth day through the tenth class day: 70 percent.
  • Eleventh day through the fifteenth class day: 50 percent.
  • Sixteenth day through the twentieth class day: 25 percent.
  • After the twentieth day: No refunds.

The Academic Calendar indicates the deadlines to drop a course with a "W."

Cancellation for Non-Payment

If you enroll in and pay for a course or courses in one start date within a term, then subsequently enroll in another start date during the same term, and do not pay fully for that start, you will be cancelled from all classes for the term that have not yet been graded. Reinstatements will not be allowed unless there is documented university error.

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