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Nursing Business Administration

The Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program, Nursing Business Administration (NBA) concentration, focuses on the American Nurses Association Scope and Standards of Nursing Administration Practice and the American Organization of Nurse Executive competencies through a virtual environment. The concentration prepares nurses with core courses inclusive of finance, budgeting, marketing, and analytics for healthcare strategy. The nurse acquires critical leadership, communication, health policy, and cultural competency that prepares them for complex healthcare nursing business administrative positions locally, nationally, and globally. 

The 17-month post-baccalaureate NBA concentration requires 36 semester hours of graduate course work including a minimum of 360 clinical hours. The 26 month post-associate NBA concentration requires 65 semester hours. A comprehensive exam is required during the final semester. Students also complete a directed scholarly project. Students may only transfer a maximum of six (6) credit hours toward degree requirement. Upon successful completion of the MSN NBA Concentration, students are eligible for certification examinations from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), or the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) provided they have met the practice requirement for the examinations.

 

Why NBA at LMU?

The Caylor School of Nursing offers the MSN NBA degree program in an all online format. The NBA concentration will challenge and provide you with the leadership skills to initiate and advance change at the core of an organization to achieve the desired business and patient quality outcomes. Upon completion of this program the nurse will possess the confidence for nursing business administration leadership in the dynamic evolution of healthcare.

Program Admission

Students may be admitted to the MSN NBA concentration as a Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN) graduate, or as an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN)/Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) graduate. The BSN to MSN program is a 4 Semester, 36 credit hour curriculum plan. The ASN/ADN to MSN NBA program is a 6 Semester 65 credit hour curriculum plan.

See the MSN Student Handbook for details regarding additional requirements for admitted students such as health status forms, proof on insurance, current immunization, CPR certification, drug screens, and background checks.

  • Graduation from an accredited associate’s degree program for the ASN/ADN to MSN NBA program.
  • Graduation from an accredited baccalaureate nursing program.
  • An overall academic record with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of "B" (3.0) or better.
  • All applicants must have a basic understanding of statistics and basic computer skills.
  • Completion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required, but is recommended.
  • Minimum of three recommendations from healthcare professionals who can rate the applicant’s potential. At least two must be from nursing professionals with an MSN or higher; one may be a professional in a related healthcare field.
  • A three-page letter to the Admissions Committee describing professional goals.
  • An unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse in the state in which the student resides is required for enrollment; clinical practicum may necessitate licensure in neighboring states.
  • Medical profile (including immunizations record), urine drug screen, and a criminal background check must be completed no more than 60 days prior to enrollment to the MSN program.
  • Proof of health insurance at all times when enrolled in the program.

NBA Application (PDF)
Graduate Nursing Catalog (PDF)

For more information regarding the NBA concentration, please call 1-800-325-0900, ext. 6283

 

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