Master of Science in NursingLeadership in the Healthcare System

Two nursing leaders learning healthcare systems.

Why Choose Our Program?

Are you ready to take your nursing career to the next level? Our MSN Leadership in the Healthcare System program is designed to provide a convenient way for working registered nurses to earn their graduate degrees. Graduates will be prepared to take on leadership positions in a variety of healthcare systems. Those who participate will experience a focused curriculum aligned with the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) Nurse Manager and Leader Certification.

Our program:

  • The Leadership in the Healthcare System Master's degree program in Nursing at Jacksonville University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Is offered on part-time and full-time tracks so you can learn at your own pace
  • Incorporates project-based clinical opportunities so you can continue working

If you already have a Master of Science in Nursing, you may be interested in the Leadership in the Healthcare System post-graduate certificate.

Virtual Information Session

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with faculty and an admissions counselor to ask questions about our curriculum and admissions process.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

6:00 p.m.

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Earn an MSN Your Way

JU's Leadership in the Healthcare System program prepares you to take the next step in your career whether that be a promotion or graduate school. The Leadership program was designed for you to complete your way:

  • Small classes provide you with individual attention
  • Courses offered in-person, online, or in a hybrid format (in-person and online)
  • Courses offered in 8-week flexible course formats that allow you to take terms off when you need it
  • Work with an academic advisor throughout the program who will assist you with individualizing your program progression in a way that works for your schedule.
18 MonthsFinish the program in as little as 18 months
$88,000Clinical Nursing Leaders can earn around $88,000
CCNE AccreditedOur MSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
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About Our Program

When you graduate from this program, you will have a Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Leadership in the Healthcare System. This concentration prepares students to continue study at the Doctoral level if they choose.


MSN Core

  • NUR 510: Nursing Theory & Research I
  • NUR 512: Organization, Delivery, and Policy in Healthcare
  • NUR 514: Nursing Leadership and Advanced Roles
  • NUR 516: Information Systems & Technology for Improved Healthcare
  • NUR 520: Nursing Research & Theory II
  • NUR 551: Advanced Role Practicum

Specialization Courses

  • NUR 530 Financial Management of Nursing Systems
  • NUR 531 Human Resource Management in Healthcare
  • NUR 532 Nursing Leadership & the Healthcare System
  • NUR 533 Quality & Safety in Healthcare

AdmissionsHow to Apply

  • Completed JU Application
  • Unofficial Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended with All Nursing Coursework & Nursing Degrees 
    • If the candidate attended a college or university abroad, an official NACES evaluation of that transcript is required. Choose the course-by-course evaluation with the GPA option.
  •  A minimum 3.0 undergraduate nursing GPA on a 4.0 scale is required 
  • The following may be requested of students with a GPA of 3.0 or below
    • GRE/GMAT scores
    • Letters of Recommendation
  • Graduation from a CCNE, NLN or ACEN accredited BSN program
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (if applying to a Nurse Practitioner track)
  • Statement of Intent
  • Active U.S. Nursing License
    • Out-of-state applicants must be eligible for endorsement in Florida
    • International students must hold a current license from a U.S. state and be eligible for endorsement in Florida.
  •  All international students whose first language is not English are required to submit proof of their proficiency in English, by providing scores for either: IELTS or TOEFL. If submitting score reports, they must be sent directly to Jacksonville University from the testing institutions.

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Contact Information Keigwin School of Nursing

Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences

Phone: (904) 256-7000

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