Nursing Leadership

Rutgers University

15 months
29256 USD/year
20064 USD/year
Tuition fee
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At Rutgers School of Nursing, we know what an increasingly complex health care system needs. That’s why our master in Nursing Leadership program from Rutgers University offers some of the most advanced curricula in the nation, ready to prepare you with the skills you need to succeed.


At Rutgers School of Nursing, we prepare you to develop the skills and knowledge base needed to evolve the health care system, no matter your current role and setting. Our students come from roles ranging from staff nurse to nurse executive, and from various settings in practice, academia, and industry.

This master in Nursing Leadership program from Rutgers University creates an excellent bridge to the post-master’s DNP with leadership focus. We also offer a post-bachelor’s DNP with leadership focus for students seeking an early start to their doctorate.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles & Methods of Epidemiology
  • Information Technology for Evidence-Based Practice
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Managing Human Capital
  • Healthcare Economics & Business Practices

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 15 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




42 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

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).

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

  • International

    29256 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14628 USD per semester and a duration of 15 months.
  • National

    20064 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10032 USD per semester and a duration of 15 months.


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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