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Nurse Leader, MS

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Carlos Urrutia
(850) 644-5638

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Please Note: As of Fall 2018 admission to the program has been suspended with the intent to terminate the program. Students currently accepted to the program should be completing their studies by Spring 2019.

The MSN Nurse Leader program is designed to prepare nurses in various clinical settings to assume leadership roles within their chosen organization. The degree program has an innate focus on combining the complexities of nursing leadership, human, financial and material resource management, and the holistic preparation of the nurse at the MSN level.

Through this program, we have sought to combine state of the art theoretical principles, immersion in evidence-based practice, and clinical experiences designed to facilitate the development of well-prepared nurse leaders. Graduates will be prepared to fulfill a variety of leadership roles including nurse manager, quality and outcome specialist, advanced direct care clinician/specialist, care manager and project manager.

The program is being offered as a convenient on-line format in order to facilitate the educational needs of nurses who are either working in leadership positions, or who seek to transition into higher-level clinical leadership roles in the near future.

The course of study is 32 semester hours and 315 clinical hours. All courses are offered online. Students have both theory and clinical practical coursework. You will be required to complete clinical clearance paperwork, which includes a criminal background check, fingerprinting, and proof of immunization. It will be your responsibility to get your proctor for this class.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Method of Delivery


Time or Location Requirements

Students will need to do their clinical experiences in Florida through affiliation agreements with local clinical agencies. All courses are offered online. Proctored exams are required for some courses.

Time to Completion

5 semesters


The Nurse Leader Program is designed to prepare nurses in various clinical settings to assume higher-level practice and leadership roles.


The cost of this program is equal to tuition and fees for the Academic Year 2018-19 as stated on the Student Business Services website, plus a per credit hour distance learning fee (fees vary by course). Contact the department for more specific fee information relative to student status and location.

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