Lead in any health care setting

Earn a master of science in nursing, education and leadership

  • 33 credits, available completely online
  • 22 months until completion if taking courses full time
  • Courses taken in 8- and 16-week sessions
  • No GRE or GMAT required 

Prepare for advancement in the health care field

Take an advanced role in education, administration, or clinical practice with a master of science in nursing with an education and leadership concentration. You will develop the knowledge and master the skills necessary to lead in a variety of health care settings.  The program focuses on training for advanced practice leadership and preparation to become an educator. Graduates are ready to practice in diverse health care roles and nursing education systems. 

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Expert-led courses covering topics every nurse leader or educator needs

Experience the best of both worlds in nursing and education. Participate in a curriculum that employs best practice standards, expert faculty and interactive teaching strategies for the adult learner.

  • Learn to advocate for policies
  • Explore fiscally-responsible and sustainable measures
  • Create and evaluate curricular components
  • Address the role of community health on individual, community and population outcomes
View the full time plan of study, part time plan of study, or the course catalogAccelerated option (MSN-DNP) also available - learn more!

Graduates are career-ready for a variety of health care roles 

Graduates obtain positions in their disciplines with prominent employers such as Allegheny Health Network, Excela Health, UPMC, the UPMC Schools of Nursing, Westmoreland Community College, and Carlow University and many others.

Graduates from this program go on to have titles such as:

  • Director of the Emergency Department at a regional acute care facility
  • Director of Nursing at a large home care organization
  • Faculty in many nursing programs, including UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing, Carlow University, and many others
  • Regional Director of a branch of an insurance company 
  • Manager of Case Management Clinical Education Team at a large local suburban healthcare agency
  • Clinical Coordinator at Carlow University
  • Program Director of the graduate program at a local university
  • Chief Nursing Officer at Somerset Hospital