Master in Nursing Administration

Master in Nursing Administration

The Master of Science, Nursing Administration is a program that prepares graduates to be leaders and managers in diverse settings: hospitals, long term care facilities, community service agencies, governmental agencies and facilities, and corporations. Graduates use their organizational, analytic, strategic planning, financial, human resources, and evaluation skills across healthcare organizations.

The focus of your program is your personalized Degree Plan. The Degree Plan is a detailed blueprint of the courses you will need to complete in order to earn your degree. The Degree Plan also lays out the accompanying learning resources and assessments that compose your program. The list of courses in the Degree Plan is often referred to as the standard path. The amount of time it takes to complete your program depends on both the amount of new information you need to learn and the amount of time you plan to devote each week to study. Your program mentor and course instructors will help you assess your strengths and development needs to establish a study plan.

Your Degree Plan includes courses needed to complete your program. To obtain your degree, you will be required to demonstrate your skills and knowledge by completing the assessment(s) for each course. In general, there are two types of assessments: performance assessments and objective assessments. Performance assessments contain, in most cases, multiple scored tasks such as projects, essays, and research papers. Objective assessments include multiple-choice items, multiple-selection items, matching, short answer, drag-and-drop, and point-and-click item types, as well as case study and video-based items. and videobased items. Certifications verified through third parties may also be included in your program. More detailed information about each assessment is provided in each

A learning resource can be an e-textbook, online module, study guide, simulation, virtual lab, tutorial, or a combination of these. The cost of most learning resources are included in your tuition and Learning Resource Fee. They can be accessed or enrolled for through your courses. Some degree-specific resources are not covered by your tuition, and you will need to cover those costs separately. AIU also provides a robust library to help you obtain additional learning resources, as needed.

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Standard Path for Master in Nursing Administration

Nursing Theory & Advance Practice First year first semester 3
Health Policy and ethics First year first semester 3
Nursing Administration I: Role of the Nurse Admin First year first semester 3
Managing population Health First year summer semester 3
Organizational Design & Structure First year summer semester 3
Nursing issues, Informatics & Technology Second year first semester 3
Research Second year first semester 3
Financial & Resource Management for Nurse Leaders Second year first semester 3
Nursing Administration II: Mgmt. of Resources Second year first semester 3
Systems Management & Leadership for Nurse Leaders Second year second semester 3
Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management Second year second semester 3
Nursing Administration III: Nursing Admin. Capstone Second year second semester 3
Teaching Methods

Teaching strategies are matched to student learning styles. It reflects ongoing formative and summative assessment driven by continuous improvement. Teachers will focus on learners and provide environments that facilitate student learning where desired learner outcomes (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) are archived.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the requisite knowledge and leadership skills focused on health promotion outcomes for individuals, populations or communities across the health care delivery system. (Essentials VII, IX; AONE Competencies 2, 3; ANA Standards of Nursing Administration Practice 3, 5B, 6, 7, 15)
  • Lead ethical nursing practice through effective communication and relationship building with interprofessional teams and key stakeholders. (Essentials II, VII; AONE Competencies 1,3; ANA Standards of Nursing Administration Practice 5a, 5c, 10, 11, 12)
  • Lead innovative evidence-based nursing practice that reflects systems thinking, best practices, and organizational change theory. (Essentials I, II; AONE Competencies 1, 2; ANA Standards of Nursing Administration Practice 1, 5, 5B, 8, 13)
  • Demonstrate competency in financial management, human resource management, and strategic and operational planning within the healthcare setting. (Essentials I, II, IX; AONE Competencies 3, 5; ANA Standards of Nursing Administration Practice 2, 4, 5, 7, 14, 15 )
  • Develop an executive leadership development career plan focused on professional growth. (Essentials IX; AONE Competencies 3, 4; ANA Standards of Nursing Administration Practice 8, 9)

Admission Requirements For Master In Nursing Administration

Before applying to any particular degree program at AIU, you have to meet the following criteria.

  • Have a bachelor’s degree in nursing or higher.
  • Good Command on the English Language.
  • A recommendation letter from an employer or an academician is required with knowledge of the applicant’s ability.
  • Submit a curriculum vitae/resume.
  • Submit official transcripts from every college attended.
  • Submit a personal statement.
  • Payment of application fee.

An interview will also be conducted for certain applicants.

Degrees outside of the United States

If the Baccalaureate degree was completed outside of the United States:

  • Official academic records and diploma/certificate must be sent from the institution attended.
  • If official records are not in English, certified English translations of all documents must also be submitted. Translations must be word-for-word (i.e. literal) translations
  • English Proficiency must be established by exam
  • TOEFL minimum scores: 550 paper, 80 internet, 213 computer
  • IELTS minimum score 6.5
  • Pearson Test of English Academic minimum score 53

Grade Point Average (GPA) chart

93% - 100% A 4.0
90% - 92% A+ 3.7
87% - 89% B+ 3.3
83% - 86% B 3.0
80% - 82% B- 2.7
77% - 79% C+ 2.3
73% - 76% C 2.0
70% - 72% C- 1.7
67% - 69% D+ 1.3
63% - 66% D 1.0
60% - 62% D- 0.7
0% - 59% F 0
AIU is using 4.0 GPA scale (referred to above table for more explanation)

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