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Master of Science in Nursing Leadership


The Mary Black School of Nursing, accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), is one of the Southeast’s highly regarded nursing institutions.  The Master of Science in Nursing Leadership program is for registered nurses who are graduates of an accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Upon successful completion of the Masters of Science in Nursing Leadership degree, students will be prepared to assume leadership roles in academic and practice settings; including eparing budgets, scheduling, developing and implementing policies and procedures, advocating for patients, and serving on interprofessional teams are all encompassed in the nursing leadership role. Registered nurses who meet the program’s admission requirements may complete the program in two calendar years of full-time study. Students selecting part-time study may take three years to complete the program. All coursework is delivered online, with 187 clinical practicum hours completed in clinical settings.

Detailed information regarding the required coursework for this MSN concentration can be located here.

For admissions requirements for the MSN program, click here; Admissions requirements.

For more information regarding graduate programs at the Mary Black School of Nursing at USC Upstate, visit Graduate Nursing @ USC Upstate.