What do Nursing Leaders do?

The University of Connecticut’s online Nursing Administration and Leadership Master of Science (33-credit), Post-Graduate Certificate, and DNP programs are taught by UConn School of Nursing faculty who are dedicated to your future in advanced practice. The purpose of the master’s and DNP programs are to prepare nurses for advanced nursing practice with specialized knowledge, skills, and values. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education accredits the program.

UConn Online Nurse Leadership Master's Degree Program - Nurse Administrators ConsultingGraduates of the Nursing Administration and Leadership master’s, certificate, or DNP program concentration assume leadership roles in the health care system. By applying their existing knowledge and spirit of inquiry they are able to advance the discipline of nursing. Nurse leaders, nurse executives, and nurse administrators focus on key areas including staff development, labor relations, healthcare financing, staffing and scheduling, patient classification systems, healthcare innovations, quality improvement management, performance, outcomes, and program evaluation and human resources management. The foundations of the Nursing Administration & Leadership program are built on theories of leadership, motivation, organizational design, and problem solving. This program will prepare you for national certification through American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL), either as a Certified Nurse Manager & Leader (CNML) or Certified in Executive Nursing Practice (CENP).

For those who may want to pursue a DNP degree in the future, two courses in the MS concentration can be applied toward UConn’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree.


High Demand Career & Salary Outlook for Nursing Leaders

National Projected Career Growth

UConn Online Nursing Leadership Masters Degree, Post-Graduate Certificate, and DNP - Nursing Administration Jobs Growth Over the Next 10 YearsImage courtesy Burning Glass Technologies, Nov. 2020

How much does a Nurse Administrator make in the United States?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicates that the median annual salary of Medical and Health Services Managers, such as Nurse Leaders and Nurse Administrators is $104,830 as of 2022. Visit the BLS website to learn more.

Nurse Administrator Career Outlook
According to a Burning Glass Technologies Career Insight report, the employment outlook for these types of positions are expected to grow more than 21% over the next 10 years, considerably more than that of the average for all other occupations combined.

Top employers for Clinical Healthcare Administrators include hospitals and healthcare related industries, such as, Anthem Blue Cross, Hospital Corporation of America, Westat, Davita, Parexel, Fresenius and UnitedHealth Group.