36 months
925 USD/credit 11716 USD/year
925 USD/credit 11716 USD/year
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Fairfield University's Masters in Nursing Leadership is an advanced education nurse generalist degree created in response to an urgent call for better patient outcomes and improved coordination in the delivery of healthcare services. 


About this Degree

Students learn to address the future demands in the field, such as needs of an aging population, chronic illness management, health promotion and disease prevention, and integrated healthcare leadership. Additionally, graduates of the program will provide leadership at all levels of healthcare to move organizations toward evidence-based systems of care, to produce better patient outcomes.

The Masters in Nursing Leadership from Fairfield University is the perfect degree for graduate nurses who do not wish to be nurse practitioners but want to maximize career options in dynamic healthcare environments in nursing leadership roles, including management, clinical nurse leaders, nurse navigators, care coordinators (trauma and stroke), hospital education, adjunct clinical faculty, quality improvement, risk management, and a variety of newly emerging roles. To better align students with the growing needs of interdisciplinary healthcare, students can choose from the variety of courses in any of the graduate programs on campus.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Healthcare Leadership Roles for Systems Improvement
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Advanced Healthcare Policy
  • Research Methods for Evidenced-Based Practice
  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Advanced Concepts in Pathophysiology
  • Advanced Pharmacology

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis for classes until July 1.


38 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should have RN and BS degrees. If the bachelor's degree is not in nursing, it may be necessary to take up to three bridge courses.
  • Applicants for the Masters in Nursing Leadership Track must hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a regionally accredited college or university (or the international equivalent). A quality point average of 3.0 or higher is preferred. RN applicants who have a non-nursing bachelor's degree will be considered on an individual basis and may be required to complete select prerequisites to be eligible for admission to the MSN program.
  • A Completed Application for Graduate Admission Form
  • A Non-refundable $65 Application Fee made payable to Fairfield University (paid by credit card if applying online)
  • A Professional Resume. Applicants are required to submit a current resume that includes employment and education history.
  • An Admission Essay
  • Copy of current RN License to practice in the state of Connecticut.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11716 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 925 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    11716 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 925 USD per credit during 36 months.

Living costs for Fairfield

1736 - 2740 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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