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Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Management & Organizational Leadership Specialization

Pursue Your MSN in Organizational Leadership Online!

The Master of Science in Nursing – Management and Organizational Leadership Specialization from Post University offers the opportunity to build and advance your leadership and management skills. In addition to the strategic planning and management process, this program examines administrative and HR challenges facing healthcare organizations. Coursework covers the components of effective leadership, building teams in culturally diverse workplaces, healthcare economics, and more.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Programmatic Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master’s degree program in nursing at Post University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202.887.6791.

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The MSN – Nursing Leadership Online Program at a Glance

Flexible Online Classes

Monthly Start Dates

36 Credit Hours

16- to 24-Month Program

Individualized Practice Experiences

Practice-Focused Curriculum for Real-World Skills

Coursework for your nursing leadership degree is designed to help you build the foundation of insights and practical skills necessary to:

  • Examine organizational structures and policies to address organizational issues
  • Review strategic, operational, and financial planning processes in health care settings
  • Implement human resource management principles as an organizational leader
  • Internalize various organizational and leadership concepts into personal leadership values
  • Use theoretical knowledge to guide advanced nursing practice
  • Analyze models that expand the role of nurses in a global society
  • Evaluate legislation, policies, and economics as applied to the current healthcare environment

Your MSN – Management and Organizational Leadership Specialization on Your Terms

To provide you with extra educational flexibility and choice, we offer two different modalities to help you earn your MSN: Term Based and SIMPath® (Competency Based).

Term Based (All Specializations)

  • 100% online classes
  • 8-week terms
  • Monthly class start dates
  • Consistent due dates
  • Take one class at a time

SIMPath® (Non-NP Specializations Only)

  • 100% online classes
  • 16-week semesters
  • Monthly class start dates
  • Self-paced format
  • Complete as many classes as you can*

* Start with two classes. Add in more as your schedule allows. You can register for additional classes up to the 13th week. Unfinished courses will need to be repeated.

Curriculum, Course Descriptions, & Program Outcomes

Please see the University Catalog for the online MSN program’s full curriculum with course descriptions and program outcomes.

MSN Online Admissions Requirements
View the full list of the Nursing Admissions Requirements

Our admissions team is available to walk you through the application process and answer any questions on the online MSN degree program requirements. Contact us to learn more!

Tuition & Payment Options

View the Tuition and Fees section for information for the online MSN degree program costs.

We offer several funding options as you pursue your education. Please see the Scholarships and Other Ways to Save section to learn more about our:

  • External Scholarships
  • Nursing Tuition Reductions
  • Education Partnership Program Tuition Reduction
  • Post Eagle Program (Military)
  • Payment Plans
  • And more!


This program is not currently eligible for Title IV funding for new enrollments.

“My decision to earn a master’s degree was based on my desire to aim higher in life. I just didn’t want to stop learning when I know I can do more in my career and as a nurse treating patients. I know that the MSN will benefit me and help me achieve my goals.”

Deborah Igninosa

MSN – Management and Organizational Leadership Specialization

MSN – Nursing Management and Organizational Leadership Specialization ​FAQs

Pursuing your MSN degree online is a big step. You probably have some questions. We have answers.

What is nursing management?

Nursing management is a vital aspect of nursing that focuses on overseeing and coordinating the nursing care within a healthcare facility. Nurse managers or nurse leaders in this role are responsible for organizing and supervising nursing staff, ensuring quality patient care, and managing resources effectively. They play a key role in maintaining a safe and efficient healthcare environment while also addressing administrative tasks and facilitating communication between healthcare teams.


Why is leadership important in nursing?

Leadership is crucial in nursing because nurses often find themselves in situations where quick decision-making and delegation of tasks are essential for patient care. Effective leaders can ensure that these decisions are made efficiently and safely. Leadership also promotes a positive work environment, which contributes to job satisfaction and retention among nurses. Finally, nursing leaders are advocates for patients, helping to ensure that patients receive the best possible care and that their rights and preferences are respected.

How long does it take to achieve an MSN in Nursing Management and Organizational Leadership Specialization?

Earning a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a nursing management and organizational leadership specialization typically takes around 1.5 to 2 years of full-time study. The program duration can vary based on factors like part-time enrollment, prior coursework, and specific program requirements.


What is a competency-based or self-paced MSN in Nursing Management and Organizational Leadership Specialization?

A competency-based or self-paced MSN specialization in nursing management and organizational leadership allows students to progress through the curriculum at their own pace, demonstrating mastery of specific leadership and management skills and knowledge areas. Instead of following a traditional fixed schedule, students advance as they prove proficiency in predefined competencies. This flexible learning model accommodates varying levels of prior experience and skills, potentially shortening or extending the program based on individual progress.

Can I earn a master’s in nursing leadership and management specialization online?

Yes. Post University’s online MSN in Nursing Management and Organizational Leadership Specialization offers flexible online classes available in two different tracks, with individualized practice experiences.


Is it hard to obtain an MSN in Nursing Management and Organizational Leadership Specialization?

The difficulty of obtaining an MSN in Nursing Management and Organizational Leadership Specialization depends on individual factors like prior nursing experience, academic background, and program requirements. It involves a challenging curriculum focused on leadership, management, and healthcare administration. However, with dedication and support, many nurses find it achievable and rewarding, as it can open doors to leadership roles in healthcare settings. Success in obtaining an MSN in Nursing Management and Organizational Leadership Specialization primarily depends on individual effort and determination.

Pursue Your MSN in Organizational Leadership Specialization at Post!

At Post University, we are focused on your success, in and out of the classroom. A student success advisor will work with you one-on-one to answer your questions and help you address challenges throughout your Master of Science in Nursing – Management and Organizational Leadership Specialization program. We are here to help you achieve your goals for improving health care delivery and more effective patient care.

Ready to make a difference in the quality improvement initiatives of your health care system? Contact us to learn more about our online MSN – Management and Organizational Leadership Specialization.

This program is not currently eligible for Title IV funding for new enrollments.

Note: This program is not designed to fulfill the educational requirements for any licensure or certification. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body but does assist students in understanding licensure requirements.