Transformational Leadership in Nursing (MS)

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39 credit hour MS in Transformational Leadership in Nursing program is designed for middle managers as an online program with two onsite residency requirements. The program is expected to be completed on a full time basis in 2 years.

The Transformational Leadership in Nursing Master of Science degree is designed to prepare baccalaureate nurses as leaders in today’s healthcare system to advance nursing practice, transform work environments, and safeguard cost effective, quality care within health care organizations. A variety of practicum experiences are integrated for a total of 150 practicum hours with nurse leaders as mentors to assure an array of leadership experiences in the practice arenas.

Graduates of this transformational leadership program will be prepared to sit for ANCC’s Nurse Executive Certification Examination which is nationally recognized in the profession. The MS in Transformational Leadership in Nursing program also provides a strong foundation for doctoral study, scholarship, and research.

The program is available in a full online format and accommodates both full-time and part-time students. Full-time students can complete the program in 2 years, and part-time study will take approximately 3.5 years.

In addition to our Master’s program, we also offer a Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate in Transformational Leadership in Nursing.

For academic questions/information contact:
Darlene Del Prato, PhD, RN, CNE
Transformational Leadership in Nursing Program Coordinator & Associate Professor
(315) 792-7283 |

For admissions questions/information contact:
Alicia Foster
Director of Graduate Admissions
(315) 792-7347 |


Please note:
This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of certain academic programs and/or to meet licensure requirements for certain professions. If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Vice President for Student Affairs' Office at (315) 792-7505.


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