The Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Administration online program from The University of Alabama in Huntsville is designed to prepare you for leadership roles in a broad range of healthcare environments. Taught by the same nursing faculty who teach on campus, this flexible program is only offered 100% online and can be completed quickly.

The UAH College of Nursing online MSN – Nursing Administration degree program aligns with the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies, including:

  • Effective communication
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Safety and continuous quality improvement
  • Diversity and cultural competency
  • Patient-centered care
  • Information technology
  • Evidence-based practice

With your MSN – Nursing Administration degree, you can expand your impact in nursing through positions in education, administration, management, or specialty area roles in a variety of care delivery sites. Plus, practical experience gained through the program can prepare you to pursue your Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.

The Master's Degree Program in Nursing at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Upon acceptance to the program, students are requested to complete a memorandum of understanding questionnaire. The questionnaire is used to gather information on students' clinical sites they will use during the final semester of the program. If students do not yet know their clinical agency, they will simply revisit the form once students can confirm the clinical site they anticipate completing their clinical hours. 


In our online MSN – Nursing Administration program, you will:

  • Study quality, safety, and risk management concepts for nurse leaders
  • Examine the U.S. healthcare system
  • Discuss philosophical and theoretical bases of nursing and the application of research findings for practice
  • Learn essential aspects of management, including human resources, budgeting and finance, and operational management
  • Synthesize leadership learning and operational skills through identified nurse executive competencies