The Healthcare Administration MSN Program is designed to prepare leaders of administrative teams in hospitals, clinics, or other healthcare organizations, who will influence and implement institutional policies during periods of healthcare reform, restructuring, and changes affecting patient outcomes.

Application Requirements

Optional/Preferred Requirements

  • Letter(s) of recommendation
  • Healthcare experience 
  • A course in health assessment (within 3 years) or intent to complete Basic Health Assessment Course (see FDU SNAH continuing education course offering)


Students who completed another master’s degree cannot transfer courses required for that degree in to complete this master’s degree.

Core Course Requirements (6 credits)

These core courses are required for all MSN tracks:

  • NURS 6600 Advanced Nursing Theories & Roles (3 credits)
  • NURS 7701 Advanced Research and Evidence Based Practice (3 credits)

Advanced Nursing Courses (11 credits)

  • NURS 8002 Healthcare Delivery Systems and Public Policy (3 credits)
  • NURS 7008 Information Systems for Healthcare (3 credits)
  • NURS 8010 Healthcare Quality Assessment and Outcomes (3 credits)
  • NURS 7718 Administrative Practicum (2 credits)

Public Health Courses (choose 9 credits)

  • PUBH 6006 Social and Behavioral Determinants of Public Health (3 credits)
  • PUBH 6101 Public Health Leadership 101 (3 credits)
  • PUBH 7505 Interprofessional Education and Practice (3 credits)
  • PUBH 6200 Health Communication (3 credits)

MBA courses (choose 7 credits)

  • MGMT 5400 Business and Society (1 credit)
  • MGMT 6400 Org Behavior and Leadership (3 credits)
  • MGMT 6607 Leading Strategic Change and Sustainability (3 credits)
  • DSCI 6400 Data Analytics and Science (3 credits)

Total credits: 33

Total immersion hours: 120

To apply for this program

Apply for graduate nursing programs either online or by completing the graduate application document (with instructions).


Important Application Information for Out-of-State Students:

Out-of-state prospective students are welcome to apply. We will review applications on a case-by-case basis to assure that there are no federal, state, or regional restrictions for accepting the applicant into our FDU MSN Programs. FDU participates in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) allowing us to offer distance education programs to students in other SARA member states. Out-of-state students are expected to identify appropriate project sites and preceptors, as required, which will be verified by FDU faculty.

Contact Information
Gina Lugo (Administrative Coordinator)
(201) 692-2882