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M.S.N. Nursing Leadership in Healthcare Improvement 

Access a $1,000 Scholarship

Apply now and start your M.S.N. in January or August, and you will be eligible for a $1,000 achievement scholarship! Cedarville’s M.S.N. program has one of the lowest costs of all graduate nursing programs in the state of Ohio. Financial aid is also available. Apply now!

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

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.

Program Start Dates

You can enroll and begin classes in August or January.

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.

Affordable – Cedarville’s program is among the lowest cost of all M.S.N. programs in the state of Ohio. Financial aid, including scholarships, is also available.

What Can I 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

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.

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Program Faculty

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Jason Grimm, D.N.P., APRN

Assistant Professor, Nursing

  • Location HSC 346
  • Phone 937-766-7445
  • 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.

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Sample Courses:

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