*Credits must have been completed within the past five years
Prepare for a new chapter in your nursing career with D’Youville University’s online MS in Nursing Management and Quality Leadership. Our CCNE-accredited program offers working nurses like you the managerial knowledge and skills necessary to drive positive change that leads to better, safer, and more cost-effective patient care.
In as few as 18 months of flexible hybrid study, you’ll build your understanding of financial management, team leadership, policy development, and the use of data to inform decision-making. Over the course of your program, you will:
As part of this program, you’ll complete 180 hours of precepted clinical experience so you can apply theory in the real-world.
This program features small classes led by clinically experienced nursing faculty who understand the challenges facing today’s healthcare leaders.
The Nursing Management and Quality Leadership program is presented in a format that combines 100% online coursework and a 180-hour practicum experience. For added convenience, you may be able to complete practicum experience where you currently work.
Applicants for the online MS program who meet all published admission criteria will be invited to discuss additional program requirements including on-campus immersion experiences and clinical placements prior to receiving final acceptance decisions.
In addition to the general requirements for graduate programs at D’Youville College, applicants for the Master of Science degree in Nursing Management and Quality Leadership must present the following:
*Non-U.S. students must submit a “course-by-course” evaluation (or equivalent) of all college and/or university transcripts through the World Education Services (WES) or other approved foreign transcript evaluation agencies.
Note: A student who meets the entry requirements and is currently or previously enrolled in a nurse practitioner program at another college or university must obtain a letter from their current school of nursing stating the student is in good standing, not on probation, and able to register for classes.
Students who were dismissed for any reason from a graduate nursing program will not be considered for admission.
Tuition and fees vary based on your program of study and whether you are considered a full- or part-time student. Financial aid is available for those who qualify and can be applied to full- and part-time status.
Entering the program with previous academic credit can help lower your cost. Below, you’ll find information about the potential cost of your program.
|Full Program Tuition||$700 per credit hour||$21,000|
|Full Program Fees||$160 (full time)*||$640|
|Full Program Total||$21,640|
As a graduate of the MS in Nursing Management and Quality Leadership, you can prepare to lead in teams, departments, and facilities ranging from small long-term care facilities to large hospital systems. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities for medical and health services managers, including nursing managers, are projected to expand by 28% nationwide from 2021-2031, more than five times as fast as the overall job growth rate of 5%.
Medical and health services managers oversee the operation of healthcare teams, departments, and facilities. They are responsible for financial management, personnel management, and for improving the quality and safety of services provided by their department. In May 2021, the national median annual salary for medical and health services managers was $101,340.