Nursing - Nursing Leadership in Health Systems

Salem State University

42 months
10080 USD/year
10080 USD/year
8460 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The nursing leadership in health systems program provides a flexible program of higher education through which students may earn, on a part-time basis, a master of science degree with a major in nursing. 

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Courses are offered primarily in the evening hours and are planned so that the part-time student can complete the program in three to three and one-half years.

The Salem State University School of Nursing helps to prepare nurses and future nurses to meet the many challenges of today’s complex healthcare environment. The faculty and staff from the school of nursing are committed to our students and strongly encourage and support diversity. 

Whether you are entering the program directly from high school, looking for a career change or wish to advance in your career, the School of Nursing at Salem State University offers a program specifically designed for you.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health Policy & Leadership for Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Theoretical Foundations of Nursing
  • Research for Evidence-Based Practice
  • Environments of Care
  • Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Advanced Pharmacology

For more information please visit the program website.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 42 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed online graduate admissions application form and non-refundable fee made payable to Salem State University.
  • Official transcripts documenting the award of a bachelor’s degree with grades of merit in an arts and sciences major or a major appropriate to the degree sought from an accredited college or university.
  • Official transcripts of any graduate courses taken or degrees held.
  • Three ‘Reference for Graduate Admission’ forms. S
  • A 500- to 1,000-word, double-spaced statement of purpose addressing the following questions

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10080 USD per year and a duration of 42 months.
  • National

    10080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10080 USD per year and a duration of 42 months.
  • In-State

    8460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8460 USD per year and a duration of 42 months.


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