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MSN/Nurse Administration

Master's Degree | Hybrid

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6/8/2022 Update: We are not currently enrolling students for this program

Ensure patients receive the highest quality of care

6/8/2022 Update: We are not currently enrolling students for this program. Please submit any questions on this program to

Our nation’s healthcare system is complex and changing, nurse administrators are critical to ensure patients receive the highest quality of care. The MSN Nurse Administration degree will prepare you to lead a nursing team and implement standards of nursing practices and guidelines of care. If you are a leader and creative-thinker, this degree will help you innovate healthcare organizations.

Holy Names University Master of Science in Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

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Career Outcomes

Where an MSN/Nurse Administration degree can take you

The MSN Nurse Administration Program will prepare you to provide leadership to a team of nurses and advance patient care in a variety of healthcare environments.

  • Director of Nursing

    Health Care Facility

  • Charge Nurse


  • Director of Patient Services

    Home Health Agency

Get Your Master’s in Nursing Administration in California

Nursing Administration is one concentration available to students working toward their Master of Science in Nursing degree. A concentration is an area of focus. It prepares students for careers that require specific skills and knowledge in addition to the core curriculum for an MSN degree.

Master’s in Nursing Administration programs in California make you an excellent candidate for a variety of administrative leadership roles in the medical field.

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MSN/Nurse Administration

Learning Outcomes

Nurses completing this program will learn how to:

• Collaborate in the design of healthcare systems
• Contribute to the executive leadership of an organization
• Develop critical thinking and problem analysis skills

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MSN/Nurse Administration

Program Highlights

• Hybrid classes meet just one weekend a month, and students complete the rest of the coursework online.
• Faculty members have extensive experience in nursing and are passionate about helping their students succeed.
• A small cohort means that students benefit from plenty of individualized attention.
• 38 units (18 units core courses and 20 units nurse administration specialty courses)

Earn Your MSN in Nursing Administration at HNU

Holy Names is a private, student-centered university. We offer our students one of the most comprehensive Master’s in Nursing Administration programs in California. Our instructors are practicing professionals with experience in their field. Your instructors will know you by name. That means you’ll receive a more individualized education. Since our class sizes are small, faculty members have the time and resources to help you succeed.

Our hybrid MSN Nursing Administration program is perfect for students who are working nurses with monthly weekend classes and the rest of the coursework online.

Making education accessible is one of our priorities. We offer a variety of scholarships and other funds to help our students afford their degree.

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We offer partnership discounts

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. If you work within one of our affiliates' health systems, you qualify for a Hospital Partnership discount. Eligible students receive a 15% discount.

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Request More Information About Our Master’s in Nursing Administration Program

Reach out today for more information about HNU’s MSN in Nursing Administration program! Do you have questions about our curriculum and how it differs from receiving an MSN without a concentration? Or do you want to know more about Holy Names University’s mission? What is the student experience like in a hybrid program? Our admissions counselors are available to answer these questions and more.

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Sample courses

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

Managing Healthcare Delivery

Learn how to use the theories and concepts presented in other courses as a basis for providing direction and the development of others.

Organizational Theory

Explore the concepts of organization theories and how they define and provide direction for developing healthcare organizations and examine the role of technology in healthcare.

Finance & Budgeting in Health Care

Examine the models and processes used in the development of a financial plan and a budget based on the revenues and expenses of an agency.