MSN Nurse Executive Track

Lead the Way to a Brighter Future in Healthcare

In as few as two years, Chamberlain’s online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Executive specialty track is designed to provide you with the foundational skills essential to becoming a nurse leader within a variety of different healthcare organizations.

Key skills learned and developed while in the program:

  • Leadership skill
  • Leading and managing change processes
  • Developing and managing budgets
  • Forecasting
  • Decision making
  • Conflict management

Are you a registered nurse?

Classes Start September 2

Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. 
Admissions representatives can answer your questions, tell you more about financial aid and scholarships, and discuss with you how this option might fit into your life.

Program Benefits

How does the practicum benefit you?

The program coincides with completing your 144-hours of practicum experience and working closely with your mentor and faculty members to achieve your overall goals. The practicum provides you with the opportunity to view a healthcare organization through the lens of a senior leader and practice the skills you have learned in your previous courses.

MSN Executive Track Courses

Leadership & Nursing Practice: Role Development
Nursing Leadership in Healthcare Organizations
Healthcare Operational Planning & Management
Financial Management in Healthcare Organizations
Healthcare Systems Management

Program Outcomes

What Roles Will I Be Prepared For?

The MSN Executive curriculum is designed to apply relevant concepts and principles to prepare you for senior level leadership positions.

Graduates of Chamberlain’s Master of Science in Nursing degree program with a specialization as a Nurse Executive may be prepared for careers including, but not limited to*:

  • College Nursing Program Dean
  • Director of Nursing
  • Educational Leadership
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Nurse Coordinator
  • Nurse Manager

*Some careers may require several years of experience in addition to educational credentials.

Chamberlain equipped me with confidence to reach my professional goals. I was given the tools and support I needed every step of the way.

Daniel Hudson


Live Your Life and Earn Your Degree at the Same Time

Flexible scheduling and our 100% online coursework can make it easy to fit classes into your life, instead of building your life around your class schedule.


Earn your degree in as few as 2 years by taking 1 course at a time


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100% online coursework

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How to Enroll

Requirements for Admission

In order to qualify for the MSN degree program you must meet the criteria below. You do not need to take the GRE or any other entrance exam.

  • Have a degree in nursing at the bachelor’s level or higher from an institution accredited by either a regional accrediting agency or an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
  • A minimum undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the BSN degree OR
    A minimum CGPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale based on 12 or more semester hours of graduate coursework
  • Current, active, unrestricted RN license in the U.S. or in a jurisdiction that is an associate member of the NCSBN

You can apply here or let your admissions representative know you are ready to apply and he/she will help you get started.
Once you apply your representative can even request your official transcripts on your behalf.

Tuition & Expenses

What types of financial assistance are available?

MSN Program Costs

Chamberlain provides you with individualized support throughout your educational journey beginning with the admissions process. Your admissions representative will work with you to build a schedule that will work with your life and finances, whether that's one class or three. Check out the Net Price Calculator for an estimate of federal and institutional aid. 

View tuition and expenses information for the MSN degree program.

Financial Aid Options

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Our admissions representatives can help you find out what financial options are available to you.

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Partner Tuition Rates

Chamberlain partners with healthcare institutions, community colleges and associations to provide accessible educational opportunities for registered nurses. 

See if your employer, community college or association has an education partnership with Chamberlain that could provide you with tuition savings.

$3,500 in Scholarships Available

View Graduate and External Scholarship opportunities. 


Accreditation, State Authorizations & Approvals

Chamberlain University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing program, master's degree in nursing program, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Chamberlain University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

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