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

Why Study Nursing Leadership at Cedarville?

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 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 M.S.N.+M.B.A. option that allows you to add a Master of Business Administration to your graduate nursing degree, equipping you for high-level administrative positions within hospitals, medical offices, and other care facilities.

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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 M.S.N. courses are offered in an online format, with flexible part-time and full-time completion options.

Program Overview

Online Nursing Leadership in Healthcare Improvement Degree Highlights

Convenient — All M.S.N. 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 M.S.N. NLHI program has the lowest cost of all graduate nurse practitioner programs in the state of Ohio. Financial aid, including scholarships, is also available.

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

The Nursing Leadership in Healthcare Improvement area of focus 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

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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.

M.S.N. 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.

M.S.N. Nursing Leadership Cost Information

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

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.

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Sample Courses:

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

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.

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Program Contacts

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Kim Higginbotham, D.N.P., R.N., A.P.R.N., C.P.N.P., P.M.H.S.

Associate Dean, Asst Dean SON Graduate Programs and Associate Prof, P.N.P. Area of Focus Coordinator

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Jason Grimm, D.N.P., M.S., M.B.A., A.P.R.N.-C.N.P.

Coordinator of Leadership Focus Area, Assistant Professor of Nursing

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Aimee Wallis

Graduate Enrollment Advisor

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