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Nursing Executive Leadership, M.Sc.

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Prepare for a leadership role as a nurse administrator with this graduate degree that develops your skills in organizational behavior, clinical operations and system design, quality measurement and risk management, fiscal operations and systematic change, human resource development and the use of technology.


The Nursing Executive Leadership specialization prepares you with skills in organizational behavior, clinical operations, quality measurement and risk management, fiscal operations and systematic change, and human resource development. You will also learn the latest in technology to ensure you have the skills necessary to manage departments or nursing units within the health care setting.

When you graduate, you will have the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to engage in an advanced practice role. You will graduate with the ability to:

  • Build leadership alliances for collaborative action and change around health issues
  • Encompass concepts of fiscal and human resources in designing quality care measures
  • Influence the health policy making process through the involvement and leadership of nurses having diverse perspectives
  • Integrate advanced core competencies and clinical expertise to evaluate nursing care delivery systems
  • Lead in a manner that recognizes the cultural and spiritual context of that health community and environment.
  • Integrate principles of evidence-based related practice in the design and implementation of nursing and health care delivery programs
  • Incorporate ethical precepts in leadership and management practices
  • Incorporate administrative and leadership theories in the design, development implementation and evaluation of quality nursing and health care delivery programs

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Nursing Informatics
  • Role Development for Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Health Promotion/Disease Prevention
  • Administration/Organization Theories
  • Phil/Theoretic Bases of Nursing
  • Quality Improvement for Nursing Administration
  • Evidence-Based Inquiry
  • Financial Strategies for Nurses
  • Public Policy
  • Human Resource Development
  • Leadership/Management Strategies in Nursing

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A baccalaureate or graduate degree in nursing granted from a regionally and professionally accredited or internation- ally recognized college or university. A bachelor’s degree from another discipline will be considered on a case by case basis. 
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be submitted directly to Barry University. 
  • A current, unrestricted license as a professional registered nurse in the United States. Out-of-state applicants must be eligible for endorsement by the Florida Board of Nursing. An unrestricted Florida license must be received prior to starting the Program and maintained throughout enrollment in the Program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    990 USD/credit
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  • National

    990 USD/credit
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Living costs for North Miami

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
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