Executive Nurse Administrator

This program prepares students for the advanced nursing specialty role of a nurse executive (Nurse Manager, Director of Nursing, Chief Nurse Executive)

Program Information

Executive NP

This MSN program prepares graduates for nursing leadership positions and doctoral study. Graduates of the program apply advanced administrative, management, leadership, communication, technology, and business skills to lead and manage healthcare organizations. The program is compliant with the Council on Graduate Education for Administration in Nursing criteria and recommendations.  Graduates are prepared in foundational knowledge for nursing leadership aligned with the American Nurses Association Nursing Administration Scope and Standards of Practice and the American Organization of Nurse Executive competencies.

Core graduate courses and didactic Executive Nurse Administration courses are available online. Clinical courses are co-requisites of didactic courses. These clinical courses can usually be completed with preceptors in the students’ home community. Students are not required to travel to campus; orientation to the program occurs through a web conference.

Executive Nurse Administrators FAQ

Executive Nursing Administrator Curriculum

Post BSN Track (MSN)

Accelerated MSN Track

RN to MSN for Associate/diploma RN’s

RN to MSN for associate/diploma RN’s with a BS/BA degree in a non-nursing discipline


Please feel free to contact Dr. Bridget Moore for more information about this specialty: bmoore@southalabama.edu.