Nursing Leadership & Administration, M.S.

The Master's in Nursing Leadership and Administration, designed for working bachelors-prepared R.N.s, is based on nursing science with a significant focus on the business aspects of health care, evidence-based practice, and the latest technological advances to develop your leadership expertise and knowledge. Working RN's can complete this degree in just 20 months, 1 night a week or 100% online!  

Program Highlights

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Program Credits: 39

Standard Completion Time
20 months
Classes 1-Night a Week or 100% Online!

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


What Will I Learn?

Based on nursing science, the program develops and hones knowledge of administration and management in nursing, preparing graduates to be visionary leaders who participate in improving the healthcare system.

  • Focus on the business aspect of health care
  • Master the latest technological advances
  • Develop your leadership expertise through an integrated internship

Where Can It Take Me?


  • Vice President for Patient Care
  • Chief Nursing Officer
  • Nurse Leader
  • Clinical Manager
  • Nurse Manager
  • Director of Nursing


  • Rochester Regional Health System
  • University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Highland Hospital
  • Catholic Health Systems, Buffalo
  • University Hospital, Syracuse
  • Veteran's Administration Hospitals

Alumni Success

Joshua Smith

Joshua R. Smith, M.S., R.N., C.C.R.N.

Nurse Manager of Telemetry and ICU,
Newark-Wayne Community Hospital, part of Rochester Regional Health

Laurel Pyle

Laurel Pyle M.S., R.N.

Assistant Associate Director of Medical Surgical Nursing at Strong Memorial Hospital

Who Will I Meet?

cheryl crotser

Cheryl Crotser Ph.D., R.N., NE-BC

Dean and Graduate Program Director

"As a nurse with experience in bedside clinical nursing, executive nursing leadership, and nursing education, I have had the opportunity to serve patients and their families to promote optimal health and wellbeing throughout the lifespan. My passion is to help prepare students for the profession of nursing supported by the latest research evidence. It is a blessing to be at Roberts Wesleyan, where we can integrate Christian faith with nursing practice."


Pat Feola M.S., R.N. '12

Associate Director, Ambulatory Care Nursing, University of Rochester Medical Center

“As a nurse for over 30 years, the educational focus on evidence-based decision making in my Master’s program and being able to apply this to my current practice has enhanced my skills as a leader in nursing and health care.”


Pat Feola


Location & Start Dates

Online Dates

  • Tuesday, March 17, 2020
  • Application Deadlines & Deposits
    • Submit your complete application by November 29, 2019 and your deposit is $150.00
    • Submit your complete application by January 31, 2020 and your deposit is $250.00
    • After these dates the deposit is $350.00

Classroom Dates

  • Tuesday, August 11, 2020
      At Roberts Campus

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Contact Us

Adult and Graduate Admissions

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