Health Leadership

Offering unparalleled options to develop nurses for a variety of leadership roles, our program aligns a tailored plan of study with your career goals.

About the Program

Our Health Leadership Master’s program prepares professional nurses for leadership roles in areas such as project management, healthcare consulting, nursing education, public health, health policy, and healthcare quality improvement and safety.

In collaboration with you, program faculty design a course of study aimed at preparing you for a healthcare leadership role of your choosing. In addition to various electives, we emphasize leadership development, systems thinking, health policy, research, patient safety and quality improvement coupled with a course in which you have access to a variety of nursing leaders.

All of Penn Nursing’s programs are accredited. To learn more about the accreditation and pass rates, please visit our Accreditation page.

Program Information

Full-Time

Program Length

15 months

Financial aid available?

Yes

Start Semester

Year-round

Learning Format

In-person *

Although this program is in-person, to accommodate the busy schedules of our students some courses will be offered in an online or hybrid format. 
Part-Time

Program Length

2 years

Financial aid available?

Yes

Start Semester

Year-round

Learning Format

In-person *

Although this program is in-person, to accommodate the busy schedules of our students some courses will be offered in an online or hybrid format. 

Program Details

Curriculum

You will complete eight courses in the School of Nursing (two as Leadership electives) and four courses in any School within the University to enrich the interdisciplinary nature of your studies.

As a complement to this program, our students often pursue minors in Global Health, Nursing and Health Care Administration, Nursing Education, Organizational Dynamics in Healthcare, and Quality Improvement and Safety Processes In Healthcare or a certificate in Health Care Innovation.

We also offer a number of dual degree programs with other renowned schools at Penn where you can combine an MSN with a Master’s in Healthcare Quality & Safety, Master’s in Public Health, Master’s in Bioethics, or a Master’s in Law.

Click the links below to view the curriculum for this program in the University catalog. Plans of study are tailored to the individual student in consultation with program leadership. Contact the program director or Admissions for more information.

Click the link below to view the curriculum for this program in the University catalog or download a sample plan of study.

View the curriculum

Requirements

Minimum qualifications for the program

BSN degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher

Prerequisites

College level statistics course

Licensure

RN

Application Deadlines

Full-time Enrollment

Priority Deadline: November 4, 2024

Decision Notification: early-February

Final Deadline: February 3, 2025

Decision Notification: late-March

Part-time Enrollment

Spring 2025 Start Deadline: October 15, 2024

Decision Notification: late-December

Summer 2025 Start Deadline: March 15, 2025

Decision Notification: late-April

Summer 2025 Start Deadline: April 1, 2025

Decision Notification: mid-May

*Dates subject to change without notice.

Costs & Tuition

Your program costs will depend on how many course units (CU) you take per semester.

Discount available for employees of our Academic Practice Partners. Click here to learn more.

Program Outcomes

At the completion of this advanced level of nursing education, Penn Nursing MSN graduates will:

  • Use scientific inquiry to translate evidence into practice and promote clinical scholarship
  • Perform advanced nursing skills for specialty and subspecialty nursing practice
  • Lead quality improvement and manage care delivery models across settings
  • Leverage strong networks to advance in professional role

Events

 

July 10 | 12:00pm

MSN Programs Info Session

 

July 23 | 4:00pm

MSN Programs Virtual Information Session

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