Nursing Administration


Prairie View A&M University-Houston, TX


Programs – Graduate

MSN – Nursing Administration

The Master of Science in Nursing degree with a concentration in nursing administration prepares nurses to serve in a variety of leadership and managerial roles within the health care delivery system. The nursing administration track requires students to complete the MSN program core courses (14 SCH), 12 credits in nursing administration and 9 credit hours of electives in graduate level business courses or health informatics. Business courses provide the student the opportunity to learn business skills that further enhance their administrative backgrounds where health informatics courses provide background in the area of informatics. The student completes 6 credit hours of either a thesis or non-thesis research option. The course of study prepares nurses to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s basic certification examination for Nurse Administrators

The general policies relating to admission of graduate students to the College of Nursing are consistent with those of the Graduate School. Applicants applying for admission to graduate study in the Prairie View A&M University College of Nursing must hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), hold a current license as a registered nurse in the State of Texas or have an application for licensure in progress and be employed as a professional nurse for at least one year.

The applicant must also meet the following criteria for admission for graduate study in the College of Nursing:

  1. Submit official transcripts covering all periods of enrollment in institutions of higher education.
  2. Satisfactorily complete a basic statistics course and a health assessment course.
  3. Possess a  Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale in the last 60 hours of coursework toward the undergraduate nursing degree and a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B average) in all prior graduate course work.
  4. Submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores that are within ten (10) years.          
  5. Submit three (3) letters of recommendation from professional nurses, one of which must be from a former nursing faculty.
  6. Present a current resume´ or curriculum vita.
  7. Present official documentation of a negative criminal background check and drug screening tests.


MS – Degree Program Requirements

(Part-Time & Full-Time curriculum sequence are available)

Nursing Administration Core Courses                                      14 Credits

NURS 5013

Theoretical Foundations of Nursing


NURS 5133

Clinical Nursing Research


NURS 5713

Health Policy


NURS 5003

Transcultural Family Health Care in  Rural & Urban Settings


NURS 5042

Role Theory and Ethics in Advanced Practice Nursing


Nursing Administration Courses                                              12 Credits

NURS 5403

Adm I – Organizational Theory


NURS 5413

Adm II – Health Care Management  


NURS 5423

Adm III – Health Care Economics &  Financial Management


NURS 5433

Adm IV – Nursing Administration Role Practicum      


Graduate Business Elective                                                       9 Credits

Business courses, Business administration  or Accounting or Health Informatics

Thesis or Non-thesis Option                                                       6 Credits

NURS 5743

Writing for publication   


One Elective Course




NURS 5803

Thesis: Proposal Writing  


NURS 5903






Total Credits                                          41




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