Executive Nurse Leadership

Widener University

Master On Campus
18 months
972 USD/credit
972 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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In our executive Executive Nurse Leadership master’s program at Widener University, you’ll partner with experienced nursing and business professionals to develop the skills to lead at every system level in health care.


With courses in both the School of Nursing and School of Business Administration, you’ll learn how to improve health outcomes for patients and populations through leadership of effective, efficient, equitable, and patient-centered health care delivery models using ethical and relation-based business practices.

We offer a master degree in Executive Nurse Leadership at the Widener University. When you graduate, you’ll be prepared to take the Certified Executive Nurse Practice examination offered by the American Organization of Nurse Executives after two years of executive nurse experience.

The School of Nursing requires a passing score on the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) Qualifying Examination. The CGFNS Qualifying Examination is a prerequisite for taking the Registered Nurse Licensing Examination in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Faculty Mentorship

  • Thrive in a learning community that is guided by expert faculty with close mentorship and one-on-one support. 
  • As you complete courses led by nursing and business leaders, you'll build a network that will follow you long after graduation.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Statistical Analysis and Interpretation
  • Health Care Finance
  • Developing Management Skills
  • Organizational Leadership in Health Care

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




39 alternative credits


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.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete online application.
  • Application fee of $35.
  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing or equivalent from an accredited program.
  • Minimum of 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) in a BSN program.
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions of higher education.
  • Completion of an undergraduate statistics/research course with a grade of C or better.
  • Two recommendations, preferably from professional nurses with graduate degrees, regarding applicant’s practice and potential for graduate work in nursing.
  • Valid U.S. license as a registered nurse. NP or CNS option requires PA State Board of Nursing licensure prior to start of clinicals or as appropriate.
  • Satisfactory scores (550 written and 213 computer-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for all applicants from non-English speaking countries.
  • Personal Statement.
  • Updated resume.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    972 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 972 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    972 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 972 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.


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