Degrees and Certificates

Master of Science in Nursing, Administration of Nursing and Health Care Systems Concentration

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Why Choose the Administration of Nursing and Health Care Systems Concentration?

Wright State University-Miami Valley College of Nursing and Health recognizes the dynamic changes in health care and offers a comprehensive concentration for the Administration of Nursing and Health Care Systems.

The purpose of the concentration is to prepare individuals for nurse executive or administrative positions in a variety of health care settings. Benefits of the Master of Science in Nursing degree include allowing graduates to demonstrate sound decision-making based on organizational, economic, leadership and nursing theories. The concentration consists of 13 credit hours of core nursing courses with an additional 21 credit hours of nursing administration courses.

Post-Master’s Training

We’re pleased to offer educational opportunities to post-master’s applicants. Please contact the College of Nursing and Health at (937) 775-3954 to speak with someone about post-master’s training.



"Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs," U.S. News & World Report, 2019

U.S. News & World Report ranked Wright State's online graduate nursing programs No. 126 among all graduate nursing programs. The nursing program has a high certfication pass rate, excellent clinical site placements, and an outstanding reputation in the region with strong community partnerships. 


Academics and Curriculum

View the Master of Science in Nursing program information and degree requirements in the University Catalog.

All students are required to complete a graduate level statistics course prior to NUR 7005: Nursing Research and Evidence for Practice course. This concentration has a rolling admission with no specific deadline. Please see sample full-time pattern below. Individualized plans, including part-time, will be developed on admission by the associate director of the concentration.

If desired, an online option for this concentration is available.



To be eligible to apply to this graduate nursing concentration, applicants must meet the following criteria:


Be a bachelor prepared nurse, having earned a B.S.N. in nursing with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for your baccalaureate degree and any subsequent graduate work


Be a Registered Nurse with an unencumbered license, having a minimum of two years experience


Apply to Wright State Graduate School.

The application to the Graduate School must contain:

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Professional statement (no more than 250 words)

Submit the Administration of Nursing and Health Care Systems Concentration Application (PDF)

The application to the College of Nursing and Health must contain:

  • Resume
  • An essay about a meaningful clinical situation that helped you clarify your goals and desire to become a nurse administrator
  • Two recommendation letters from your current or most recent supervisor or a faculty member of your B.S.N. program or a previous employer

Provide evidence of no criminal history record on file from both a Federal Bureau of Investigation and an Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (or applicable state) background check. Please be aware that background checks may take up to 30 days to process.  It is to your benefit to complete the background check one month prior to the College of Nursing and Health application deadline. Background checks can be done in the Educational Resource Center at 116 Allyn Hall. The results must be sent to College of Nursing and Health, 160 UH, Wright State University, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435.


International Students

International graduate students who wish to enter Wright State’s Master of Science programs in nursing must provide proof of English proficiency in one of the options below (scores are the minimum required):

  • TOEFL IBT: 79
  • IELTS: 6.0
  • Pearson PTE: 57
  • LEAP: 4
  • Degree: Earned in the USA

Admission is based on a rolling deadline.

Keep in mind it takes 2-6 weeks to process an application in the Graduate School. When your application materials have been received, you will be contacted to interview with the Director of the Administration of Nursing and Health Care Systems concentration.

Program Outcomes

The MS graduate will:

  1. Examine scientific findings from nursing, biopsychosocial fields, genetics, public health, quality improvement, and organizational sciences for the continual improvement of nursing care across diverse settings 
  2. Demonstrate leadership skills necessary for ethical and critical decision making, effective working relationships, and a systems-perspective to promote high quality and safe patient care
  3. Apply quality principles within an organization and articulate the methods, tools, performance measures, and standards related to quality
  4. Apply evidence-based outcomes 
within the practice setting, resolving practice problems, working as a change 
agent, and disseminating results  
  5. Use communication strategies and patient-care technologies to integrate, coordinate, deliver, and enhance care
  6. Examine the policy development process and advocacy strategies necessary to intervene at the 
system level to influence health and health care
  7. Use communication strategies necessary for interprofessional collaboration and consultation to manage and coordinate care
  8. Integrate broad, organizational, client-centered, and culturally appropriate concepts in the planning, delivery, management, and evaluation of evidence-based clinical prevention and population care and services to individuals, families, and aggregates/identified populations
  9. Demonstrate advanced level of understanding of nursing and relevant sciences as well as the ability to integrate this knowledge into practice including both direct and indirect care components that influence health care outcomes for individuals, populations, or systems

Contact Information

Concentration Contact

Deb Poling Ph.D., FNP-BC, CNE
Title: Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs
Phone: (937) 775-3808
Fax: (937) 775-4571

Stacey Callahan, B.A.
Title: Program Coordinator
Phone: (937) 775-3954
Fax: (937) 775-4571

General Contact Information

Wright State University
3640 Col. Glenn Highway
Graduate School
344 Student Union
Dayton, OH  45435
(937) 775-2976

College of Nursing and Health
(937) 775-3131
Fax: (937) 775-4571