If you are looking for Master’s in Nursing Administration Degree Programs in Ohio, the following list of programs will be a valuable tool. The programs are listed under varying names and, in at least one instance, are housed in a department other than Nursing. Since this degree concentrates upon administration and not direct provision of health care services, many of the classes are based in HR or financial skills.

Cleveland State University

School of Nursing

The School of Nursing at Cleveland State University was founded in 1964. The first classes began a year later, after the school acquired Fenn College. There are 200 academic programs at the university encompassing seventy undergraduate degree programs, twenty-seven master’s degrees, two post master’s, six doctoral degrees and two law degrees. The undergraduate student body numbers 12,445. The US News and World Report ranks Cleveland State University in the second tier of National Universities. The School of Nursing awards both graduate and undergraduate degrees. Students in the nursing programs at Cleveland State University have access to a great number of academic and need-based scholarship opportunities.

Master of Science in Nursing, Clinical Nurse Leader

Students who complete this degree program will have the skills and the knowledge to take up leadership roles for providing and for administering health care programs and services. They obtain advanced skills in advocacy, education, delegation and in teamwork and team building. The degree program provides the educational requirements to sit for the CNL exam. Students have six years to complete the 34-hour program, including the 400 hours of practicum. There are two tracks in the degree: the thesis track and the non-thesis track. Students who choose the non-thesis track will complete three clinical courses and one research course. Those who elect to follow the thesis track will complete two clinical courses and two research courses in addition to the thesis. The university strongly advises students who are planning to earn a doctoral degree to follow the thesis track. The degree contains a minimum of thirty credit hours. Students admitted to the program must have a registered nurse license and should have an undergraduate degree in nursing.

Accreditations

• North Central Association of the Higher Learning Commission.

• CCNE

Contact

School of Nursing

Cincinnati State University

2121 Euclid Avenue,

Cleveland, Ohio

44115

216-687-3598

sonadvising@csuohio.edu

http://www.csuohio.edu/nursing/graduate-programs/clinical-nurse-leader-masters-science-in-nursing

Kent State University

College of Nursing

This university was founded in 1910 as a teacher training school. In 1913, that school became the first building of the new university. Kent State University was known nationally during the 1960s and 1970s as a site of a lot of student unrest and protests about United States involvement in the Vietnam War. In the 1970s, shootings occurred during those protests at Kent State. Today, the school has an undergraduate student population of 40,782 which includes 30,167 at the main campus. The US News and World Report ranks Kent State in a tie for #188 of National Universities. The College of Nursing was founded in 1967. Surveys show that more than forty percent of Ohio’s practicing nurses graduated from Kent State programs. The school, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 8:1, has more than 350 clinical partners that afford its students with diverse clinical practicum experiences.

Master of Science in Nursing and Health Care Management

This degree program is entirely online. Students can complete the 36-hour degree in two years. Some of the classes students in this program will take include Advanced Nursing Informatics, Leadership in Nursing and Health Care Management and Health Care Organizational Structure and Behavior. The degree program also includes a 360-hour practicum. Graduates of the program will be prepared to assume mid-to-upper-level management positions in a variety of healthcare institutions. Some of the predicted outcomes of the degree curriculum are that students will learn teambuilding skills, critical inquiry and decision-making and leadership. They will also build networking skills.

Accreditations

• Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association

• CCNE

Contact

College of Nursing

Kent State University

800 East Summit Street,

Kent, Ohio 44240

330-672-7796

ysmith@kent.edu

https://www.kent.edu/nursing/programs/masters/nursing-healthcare-management

Mount Carmel College of Nursing

This is a private, not-for-profit Catholic school. It houses the largest bachelor of nursing program in Ohio. The College was founded in 1903 by the Sisters of the Holy Cross of Notre Dame, Indiana, and the graduate programs began in 2003. Mount Carmel College of Nursing is supported by the Mount Carmel Foundation. The foundation also operates a community health care center, the Crime and Trauma Assistance Program, a hospice program, assistance to pregnant women and other community assistance programs. One innovative focus of the foundation that supports Mount Carmel is the Street Medicine Program that offers medical care to the homeless. The 11,000 square feet Mount Carmel Center for Innovative Learning features high-tech learning opportunities like human patient simulators. With an 8:1 student-to-faculty ratio, there is opportunity for building relationships with professors and for interaction with peers. These are the things that contribute to Mount Carmel’s 93 percent passing rate for the NCLEX.

Master of Science in Nursing Administration

Applicants to this program must hold an undergraduate degree in nursing and a license as a registered nurse. The program equips nurses to become leaders and administrators across many areas of healthcare. It is taught in a hybrid format. Most of the courses are online, but there some periods of required campus attendance as well. The capstone experience of the degree program is an administrative internship. Graduates of the program must complete at least 34 credit hours. The Graduate Core division of the degree contains courses in nursing research, in evidence-based practice, the theoretical foundations in nursing, quality care, safety and effectiveness and leadership. There is also a seminar in scholarly writing. The other division of the program contains courses in the specializations.

Accreditations

• North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

• CCNE

Contact

Mount Carmel College of Nursing

127 South Davis Avenue,

Columbus, Ohio

43222

614-234-1135

ahinze@mccn.edu

http://www.mccn.edu/academics/master-of-science

Mount Saint Joseph University

School of Health Sciences

This private Catholic school was founded in 1920 by the Sisters of Charity at Cincinnati. It originally contained a high school and also provided the first two years of college training. In 2013, the school became a university. There are 1,405 undergraduate students at Mount Saint Joseph. The US News and World report ranks the university as # 79 of Regional Universities Midwest. The student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1, and the focus at Mount Saint Joseph University is on individual attention. The health sciences program boasts a more-than-10,000 square feet learning center with labs and even a twelve-patient simulated hospital with IVs, oxygen and monitoring equipment.

Master of Science in Nursing Administration

The Master of Science in Nursing degree has three tracks, of which nursing administration is one. The other two tracks are Clinical Nurse Leader and Education. The program is six semesters, and is offered in a blended, part-time format. Each semester, students enroll in two, simultaneous 10-week courses. The courses meet three times on campus and the rest of the learning takes place in online courses. Through the cohort teaching model, students build relationships with their peers. The curriculum in the 36-hour program focuses on evidence-based practice, global perspectives and ethics. The final component of the Master of Science in Nursing program is a practicum and “integrated project” based on the student’s interests.

Accreditations

• Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association.

• CCNE

• Ohio Board of Nursing.

Contact

School of Health Sciences

Mount Saint Joseph University

5701 Delhi Road

Cincinnati, Ohio

45233-1670

513-244-4325

nancy.himman@msj.edu

http://www.msj.edu/academics/graduate-programs/master-of-science-in-nursing/

Otterbein University

The Graduate School

Otterbein University is a private four-year university that was founded in 1847 by the United Brethren in Christ Church. It is currently affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The school is primarily an undergraduate institution with 2,343 undergraduate students in the student body. There are 74 majors, 44 minors and eight graduate degree programs. The US News and World Report ranks Otterbein University as #11 of Regional Universities MW. The Graduate School offers advanced degrees in Allied Health, Business, Education, Mathematics and Nursing. Graduate programs are offered in flexible formats to make it possible for working adults to earn their degrees while keeping their current employment.

Master of Science in Nursing in Nursing Administration

This degree program is actually offered through the Allied Health program. It consists of thirty credit hours, and can be earned part-time taking one course per quarter. The degree may also be earned online or one evening on campus per week. Students can arrange their clinical hours to accommodate their schedules. The goal of the program is to provide advanced leadership skills and knowledge to enable nurses become effective leaders and administrators in a variety of healthcare situations. There is a five-year time limit to complete the program, but there is also a six-year program that allows the student to earn a masters and a doctoral degree. The MSN program has no final comprehensive written or oral exams. As offered at Otterbein, the MSN Nursing Executive is closely aligned with the MBA program and is offered through the Allied Health program as a Master of Science in Allied Health in Health Care Administration. Information on the program should be obtained through the Graduate Nursing program.

Accreditations

• North Central Association of the Higher Learning Commission on Colleges and Schools

• American Association for Health Education

• CCNE

Contact

Department of Nursing

The Graduate School

Otterbein University

1 South Grove St.

Westerville, Ohio

43081

614-823-1614

Contact Maureen Kaiser through the website

http://www.otterbein.edu/public/TheGraduateSchool/GraduateNursingPrograms/Programs/MSN.aspx

South University Cleveland

College of Nursing and Public Health

South University Cleveland is a satellite campus of South University of Georgia which was founded in 1899 as Draughon’s Practical Business College. After a series of name changes, the school became South University in 2001. It opened several satellite campus locations; the Cleveland campus opened in 2012. South University Cleveland offers online courses in a number of professional disciplines through five colleges, including a College of Theology, and 28 programs. Each student receives the support of a “Graduation Team” and access to a number of learning resources.

Master of Science in Nursing with a Specialty in Nurse Administration

The goal of this program is to develop the skills and knowledge, including critical reasoning and decision-making, to allow graduates to assume positions of responsibility in healthcare organizations. Students can become Chief Nursing Officers, Directors of Nursing or Nurse Managers to design health care systems incorporating contemporary technology practices and ethics into health care administration. The program is online, with the exception of clinicals, and can be completed in two years. There are 24 courses in the nursing core and 28 in the specialty area. The degree program “includes key attributes from the AACN Essentials of Masters Education for Advanced Practice Nursing, The American organization of Nurse Executives Nurse Executive Competencies and the American Nurses Association Scope of Practice for Nurse Administrators.

Accreditations

• Southern Association of the Higher Learning Commission

• Ohio Board of Career Colleges and Schools

• CCNE

Contact

College of Nursing and Public Health

South University Cleveland

4743 Richmond Road,

Warrensville heights, Ohio

44128

216-755-5000

Email from website

https://www.southuniversity.edu/online/areas-of-study/nursing/nursing-with-a-specialization-in-nurse-administrator-master-of-science-in-nursing-msn

Wright State University

College of Nursing and Health

Wright State University is a public research school, which means that a significant portion of its budget is spent on research. Named for the Wright Brothers, it was originally a satellite campus of Ohio State University. Wright State is made up of eight colleges and three schools. The US News and World Report ranks the institution in the second tier of National Universities. The College of Nursing and health focuses on disaster management and emphasizes global health care. The student body includes 12,727 undergraduates and the average class has between 20 and 49 students.

Master of Science in Administration of Nursing and Health Care Systems

This degree program contains 13 credits in core nursing courses and 21 in the nursing administration specialty. The goal of the program is to prepare individuals to become nurse executives in various health care venues. All applicants to the program must have an undergraduate degree in nursing and a current RN license as well as having successfully completed a graduate-level statistics course. The degree is also offered in an online format. Some of the courses included are: Information technology in Health Care, Theoretical Foundations for Nursing Practice, Statistics and Research and Human Resource Management in Nursing Administration.

Accreditations

• North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

• CCNE

Contact

College of Nursing and Health

Wright State University

3640 Col. Glenn Highway,

Dayton, Ohio

45435

Marie.bashaw@wright.edu

https://nursing.wright.edu/degrees-and-certificates/administration-of-nursing-and-health-care-systems

Xavier University

School of Nursing

This university is a coeducational Jesuit college. It is the sixth-oldest Catholic university in the nation. There are 4,485 undergraduates and 2,165 graduate students in attendance. Xavier University was the first Catholic school of higher education established in the Northwest Territory. In 1831, when it was established, it was a men’s college but it became a coed university in 1970. The US News and World Report ranks the school as #4 of Regional Universities MW. The student-to-faculty ratio is 11:1 and the average class has between 20 and 49 students. Xavier’s School of Nursing is one of 12 schools endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses credentialing Corporation. Students at the school work with local doctors and may take a missions trip.

Master of Science in Nursing Administration

This degree program contains 36 semester credit hours. Applicants holding an associate degree or nurses with a diploma but no baccalaureate degree must complete bridge courses in the RN to BSN program. There is a general nursing core containing courses like critical inquiry and management of information and resources followed by the specialization courses. The Administration track contains 10 semester hours in courses .like Complex health care Organizations and Financial Management for Nurse Executives.

Accreditations

• North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

• CCNE

Contact

School of Nursing

Xavier University

3800 Victory Parkway

Cincinnati, Ohio

45207

513-745-4392

gomez@xavier.edu

http://www.xavier.edu/nursing-graduate-programs/Nursing-Administration.cfm

This list is not an exhaustive source of information on these schools, but an outline to help students find programs that interest them. For more information on a school in this list of Master’s in Nursing Administration Degree Programs in Ohio, please visit the individual websites.

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