Nursing Leadership in Health Systems

Learn nursing leadership in health systems in our top-ranked program

Our Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Nursing Leadership in Health Systems track covers a wide range of administrative knowledge, from leadership and decision-making to economics and organizational theory. Ranked #17 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Online Programs, our courses are taught by faculty with years of experience in a variety of leadership roles across the state of Indiana.

You are encouraged to tailor your elective courses to meet your specific career goals and emerging employment opportunities. You will also participate in an administrative practicum and research experience that allows you to develop real world practical leadership skills.

This program prepares you for mid-level and senior nursing leadership in a variety of settings and roles, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Academic settings
  • Community health agencies
  • Government/public policy organizations
  • Corporate industry
  • Private consultation
  • Entrepreneurial pursuits

Part-time and full-time plans of study are available.

Clinical/practicum experiences can be completed in your home community within Indiana and are arranged cooperatively by students and faculty.


When you graduate, you will be eligible for certification as a Nurse Executive through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), or Executive Nursing Practice certification from the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL). These certifications require two years of work experience in nursing leadership roles in addition to the MSN degree.