Nursing Leadership, Master | Rutgers University | Newark, United States
24 months
1408 USD/credit 29568 USD/year
1408 USD/credit 29568 USD/year
971 USD/credit 20391 USD/year
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Advance to the frontline of any health care setting as a leader with an eye on patient-centered care and patient and organizational outcomes with the Nursing Leadership program of Rutgers University.


About the Program

At the Nursing Leadership program of Rutgers University, our graduates develop the skills and knowledge needed to evolve the health care system, no matter your current role and setting. Our students come from diverse roles, ranging from staff nurse to nurse executive, and from various settings in practice, academia, and industry.

This Master of Science in Nursing program creates an excellent bridge to our Post-Master’s DNP with a leadership focus. For students seeking an early start to their doctorate,

Rutgers School of Nursing also offers  a Post-Baccalaureate DNP Program with a leadership focus.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Clinical Inquiry for Evidence-Based Practice
  • Information Technology for Evidence-Based Practice
  • Determinants of Health
  • Epidemiology and Population Health
  • Evidence Translation and Implementation Science
  • Managing Human Capital

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


42 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing from a nationally accredited program
  • GPA of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Current RN license in NJ
  • Completed online application including personal statement, resume, and proof of RN licensure
  • Official transcript of all prior college work
  • Two scholarly papers in which you’re the main author, like a published article, book chapter, or paper completed for school (if you don’t have one, you may write a scholarly paper on a topic of your choice — double-spaced and 6- to 10-pages long with APA-formatted references)
  • Two letters of reference from professionals, one of whom must be a nurse academician
  • Paid application fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29568 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1408 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    29568 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1408 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    20391 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 971 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Newark

935 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

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


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