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Master's Degree | Hybrid

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Build on your nursing career

Innovate the business of healthcare

The nurse’s role in healthcare has never been more relevant or respected. For nurses who are interested in building on their expertise and expanding their skill set, the joint MSN/MBA degree program provides an exciting opportunity. Designed for working professionals, the program will prepare nurses for a variety of executive and entrepreneurial positions.

Holy Names University MSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

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Career Outcomes

Where an MSN/MBA degree can take you

With a core understanding of business principles, the MSN/MBA program will prepare you for advanced work in any healthcare environment, including a hospital, community clinic, healthcare agency, educational institution, physician’s office, patient’s home, and hospice. It can also help you start your own healthcare-related business.

  • Chief Nurse Executive

    Medical Center

  • Director of Human Resources

    Healthcare Organization

  • Patient Care Services Director


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Innovative and Personalized

Program Highlights

• Innovative programming allows students to complete this joint program in only two years.

• The class schedule is built for working professionals: in-person classes are consolidated into a 4-day block, taught once a month. Students complete the rest of the coursework online.

• Faculty members have extensive professional experience and are passionate about helping their students succeed.

• The state-of-the-art Nursing Simulation Center provides students with hands-on training.

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Employed by a hospital?

HNU is pleased to offer a discounted tuition rate to new students and alumni who are employed by one of our partner hospitals, health systems, or organizations.

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Sample courses

Here are just a few of the courses you may take.

Advanced Management: Leading Change

Students will examine several new ideas of management that help manage the complex process of change including new technology, economics, and the social forces that are transforming institutions.

Organizational Behavior for Leaders

Students in this course will examine issues related to creating effective workgroups, and motivating and coaching diverse individuals.

Healthcare Economics

Students will be introduced to economic theories applicable to the U.S. healthcare system and learn how the economics of healthcare impact the model of healthcare delivery and the role of the advanced practice nurse.