Nurse Leader


Nurse Leader Program

Currently accepting applications

  • Fall 2015 priority application deadline is May 1, 2015. Classes begin the week of August 24, 2015

Graduates of the Nurse Leader concentration are prepared to function in advanced leadership roles in a variety of health care settings.

The Master of Science in Nursing degree is a seven semester program with a schedule that accommodates working adults. The 34 credit hour M.S.N. program operates on a classroom cohort model. The classroom component of the program requires the completion of six credit hours each fall, six credit hours each spring, and three-six credit hours each summer. Classes will be conducted in a four-five hour time frame one night a week. The program includes a 120-hour (2 semester hour credit) supervised clinical practicum experience. The graduate student is precepted by an experienced nurse leader in a setting of their choice to immerse them in this advanced role. During the final semester a student capstone project is completed under the guidance of a graduate faculty advisor. The product of the capstone is a scholarly paper that is in a format to send to a professional nursing journal and a presentation to peers and faculty.

This concentration includes the 8 core courses required by all of the MSN options and four courses that prepare the nurse specifically for the leadership role. They are:

  • NUR 610: Foundations of Leadership
  • NUR 611: Leadership and Organizational Behavior
  • NUR 617: Financial Tools for Nursing Leadership
  • NUR 698: Nursing Capstone

A graduate certificate in this area of concentrations is available.


Email Graduate Admissions

Melissa Bergfeld
Admissions Assistant
Toll Free: 1-800-878-3210, ext. 3517

Tara Hanna
Director of Graduate Admissions
Toll Free: 800-878-3210 ext. 8908

Lynne K. Zajac Ph.D., R.N.
Professor, Interim MSN Program Director
Phone: 419-824-3863

Rebecca Zechman, M.S.N., R.N.
Associate Professor
M.S.N. Recruiter/Advisor