Jun 04, 2023  
Mercy College 2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
Mercy College 2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

Nursing Administration, M.S.

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Miriam Ford, Ph.D., FNP-BC, Associate Dean, Nursing
Fall 2022 Post Licensure Programs 


Susan Moscou Ph.D., MPH, FNP,  Associate Dean, Nursing 
Spring 2023 Post Licensure Programs 



Courses also offered online


The Nursing Administration Program prepares nurse administrators for interprofessional practice in today’s complex, changing, dynamic health care environment. Application of advanced nursing management principles is applied in the final practicum course.

Degree Requirements

Requirements for the Nursing Administration Program include:

Core 15 Credits
Specialization 21 Credits
Total 36 Credits

Nursing Administration


Total Credits: 36

Admission Requirements

  • Please refer to the general requirements for admission and matriculation in the Admissions section of the catalog. 
  • Copy of current RN registration in the U.S.A.

Transfer Credits

Graduate courses taken at other institutions prior to admission at Mercy College may, if pertinent to the plan of study, be credited to the graduate degree. Transfer credit is limited to six credits taken within the last five years in which the student has received a grade of B or above.

Transfer courses taken prior to admission will not be computed in the quality point average. 

Program Design

The program is designed for part-time students taking six credits per semester. The curriculum is organized so that administration specialization courses are offered prior to the practicum course. Core courses and some specialization courses (NURS 601 and NURS 602) are offered hybrid (onsite & online). All courses (core and specialization) are offered online.

Program Requirements

Requirements for matriculation and admission into the Master of Science Programs in Nursing include the following:

  • Students applying for acceptance to the Nursing program may complete the process using the Mercy College website http://www.mercy.edu.
  • Baccalaureate transcript with a nursing major from a professionally accredited program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher (or for baccalaureate degrees in other fields, see the Bridge admissions requirements here: Department of Nursing).

Capstone Requirement

The Nursing Administration Program requires completion of a comprehensive Capstone project as part of the degree requirements.

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