One Thousand Days Transformed - The Campaign for Cedarville

About the Nursing Leadership in Healthcare Improvement Degree

Why Pursue an Online Nursing Leadership Degree at Cedarville?

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

Cedarville’s Christian MSN or DNP 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 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.

Cedarville also offers an MSN + MBA option that allows you to add a Master of Business Administration to your MSN nursing degree, equipping you for high-level administrative positions within hospitals, medical offices, and other care facilities.

Request Info Schedule an Appointment

$5,000 Scholarship Offer

A limited number of $5,000 scholarships are now available to new graduate nursing students with financial need. Apply now to see if you qualify!

Top 5 in Ohio

U.S. News & World Report listed Cedarville University’s online graduate nursing program in the top 100 programs nationally and top 5 in Ohio.

For more information related to our MSN and DNP degree programs, visit our Insights Blog where you can read interesting posts like Balancing Job, Family, and Grad School: 5 Principles for Christian Nurses.

What Sets Cedarville Apart?

  • Biblical Worldview

    All courses are built on the solid foundation of Scripture.
  • Advanced Practice

    Cedarville's M.S.N. will equip you with the training and skills you need to serve as an advanced practice nurse.
  • Online

    All MSN and DNP courses are offered in an online format, with flexible part-time and full-time completion options.

Program Overview

Nursing Leadership in Healthcare Improvement Program Highlights

Convenient — All MSN and DNP courses are offered in an online format with 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.

Affordable — Cedarville’s MSN and DNP nursing leadership in healthcare improvement programs offer an incredible value. Financial aid, including scholarships, is available.

What Can You Do With a Nursing Leadership Degree?

The Christian nursing leadership in healthcare improvement track will enable you to develop and apply the skills demanded of nurse leaders. The foundation of knowledge you will develop in topics including organizational behavior, quality and safety, and strategic decision-making, will enable to you to be an effective leader in multiple healthcare settings. You will collaborate with a diverse team of medical providers to ensure the delivery of evidence-based patient care.

You will be equipped 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
  • Nonprofit Director
  • Nursing Administrator
  • Nursing Manager
  • Operational Leader
  • Program Supervisor

Stewarding Your Gifts With a Graduate Degree

Listen as Cedarville's president, Dr. Thomas White, discusses how our graduate programs can help you steward your God-given talents for His glory.

Opportunities to Learn Outside the Classroom

You will work collaboratively with other online students in discussion boards and group work. You will also be required to complete clinical experiences.

Admission, Costs and Aid, Start Dates

Admission Requirements — The first step in your graduate school journey at Cedarville is to apply for admission.

DNP Admission Requirements MSN Admission Requirements

Costs and Financial Aid — Your decision to pursue quality, Christian graduate education represents a valuable investment in your career and professional development. To assure your degree is also affordable, Cedarville graduate programs are competitively priced and can be supplemented with a variety of financial aid.

DNP Cost Information MSN Cost Information

Program Start Dates — You can enroll and begin classes in August, October, January, March, May, or June.

Program Curriculum

Sample Courses

  • Leading Toward Excellence
  • Transforming Healthcare Through Strategic Decision-Making

MSN Curriculum

You will complete 12 graduate nursing core semester hours, 9 direct care core semester hours and 20 semester hours of nursing leadership specialty courses.

DNP Curriculum

BSN-to-DNP — You will complete 23 graduate nursing core semester hours, 31–35 DNP core hours, and 22 hours of nursing leadership courses.

Program Format and Related Programs

Cedarville offers both graduate and undergraduate programs, with flexible completion options. You may also want to consider these related programs as you consider the degree or program that is a best fit for you.

Promo Image 718x718

From Our Director:

Learn About Career Services

Program Contacts

Photo of Maggie Hess

Maggie Hess

Director of Graduate Recruiting - Nursing and Ministry Programs


Photo of Kim Higginbotham

Kim Higginbotham, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, PMHS

Associate Professor of Nursing


Program News