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Nursing Leadership in Healthcare Improvement M.S.N.

About the Nursing Leadership in Healthcare Improvement M.S.N.

Are you ready to take the next step in your nursing career?

Cedarville’s Christian M.S.N. Nursing Leadership in Healthcare Improvement program will prepare you to effectively serve in nursing leadership. As part of this affordable, accredited, and online nursing leadership master’s program, you will take courses in quality and safety, organizational behavior, and strategic decision-making that will will equip you with the skills to lead well within a healthcare environment. And, with Cedarville’s biblical integration in every course, you will also learn to use your role as a ministry for Jesus Christ.

Online Nursing Leadership in Healthcare Improvement Degree Highlights

Convenient – All M.S.N. courses are offered in an online format.

Flexible – Part-time and full-time completion options.

Outstanding Christian Faculty – You will be taught and mentored by faculty members who have both high academic credentials and clinical experience. They are passionate about helping you use nursing as a ministry.

What Can I Do With an M.S.N. in Nursing Leadership?

The Nursing Leadership in Healthcare Improvement area of focus will prepare you to effectively serve as an administrator or nurse manager in a variety of healthcare settings. Job titles may include:

  • Chief Nursing Officer 
  • Clinical Director 
  • Health Information Manager
  • Operational Leader
  • Program Supervisor


Opportunities to Learn Outside the Classroom

You will work collaboratively with other online students in discussion boards and group work. You will take part in on-campus practicum experiences where you will practice leadership skills and effective coaching, among other things.

M.S.N. Program

The Cedarville University M.S.N. program prepares students for advanced practice with up-to-date facilities, hands-on experience, and the most current research.

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Program Faculty

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Beth Delaney, D.N.P., CNS, RN, APRN, FNP-BC, OCN, ACHPN

Associate Professor of Nursing

  • Location HSC 321
  • Phone 937-766-3499
  • Email Email

Program Curriculum

You will complete 12 graduate nursing core semester hours, 9 direct care core semester hours, 20 semester hours of nursing leadership specialty courses, and 3 semester hours of a graduate-level Bible course (if this Bible requirement was not previously satisfied with an undergraduate Bible minor or approved alternative).

See curriculum guides for further description of M.S.N. part-time and full-time completion options.

Diagram of the progression and increasing specificity of course studies in MSN as represented by a pyramid.

Sample Courses:

  • Leading Toward Excellence
  • Transforming Healthcare Through Strategic Decision-Making
View Curriculum Plan and Catalog