Best Nursing Service Administration Colleges of 2012-2013

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A college degree in Nursing Service Administration is designed to prepare students to work as nurse administrators in various health care environments that focus on long-term, community and acute care. An advanced degree (master’s or doctorate) in nursing administration is typically the prerequisite for career in this field. While curriculum will vary from school to school, coursework in a typical nursing administration master’s degree program may include financial management, policy analysis, organizational management, leadership, budgeting, forecasting, cost estimating, marketing, and business plan development. Most programs at the master’s level will include both classroom study and clinical experience.

In order to be accepted to a nursing service administration master’s program, candidates must have a four-year college degree in nursing (BSN) or the equivalent and a Registered Nursing (RN) with an active license. Many schools also require applicants take the GRE exam and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Below you can explore the top colleges and universities in the United States providing advanced degree programs in nursing service administration.

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Nursing Service Administration College Rankings

1New York University – New York, NY
2University of Iowa – Iowa City, IA
3University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia, PA
4Oregon Health and Science University – Portland, OR
5Case Western Reserve University – Cleveland, OH
6University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – Little Rock, AR
7Rush University – Chicago, IL
8University of California – San Francisco – San Francisco, CA
9University of Maryland – Baltimore – Baltimore, MD
10Duke University – Durham, MD
11University of North Carolina – Greensboro – Greensboro, NC

* College rankings based on editor generated composite of major ranking indices.

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