Below you can explore the top schools in the United States offering master’s-level accredited Nursing Service Administration programs for the 2018-2019 school year.
2018-2019 U.S. News & World Report’s Nursing Service Administration Colleges Rankings
|University of Pennsylvania||Philadelphia, PA|
|University of Alabama – Birmingham||Birmingham, AL|
|University of Iowa||Iowa City, IA|
|Johns Hopkins University||Baltimore, MD|
|Rush University||Chicago, IL|
|University of Illinois – Chicago||Chicago, IL|
|University of Maryland – Baltimore||Baltimore, MD|
|Duke University||Durham, NC|
|University of Michigan – Ann Arbor||Ann Arbor, MI|
|University of Pittsburgh||Pittsburgh, PA|
Source: U.S. News & World Report
Nursing Service Administration
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 a 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.
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