Online MSN in Nursing Administration Programs - No-GRE

The tireless work of nurses and hospital staff makes it possible for us to be safe and healthy. Especially during a pandemic, heroic nurses and doctors are expected to work long days to ensure the public’s medical needs are met. Nursing as a profession allows individuals to make a positive difference in society.

Nurses who wish to take their career to the next level should consider taking up a master of science in nursing (MSN). This degree allows them to specialize in different areas of nursing such as nurse education, leadership, mental health nursing, gerontology, healthcare quality management, and nursing administration, among other areas.

A number of universities offer fully online MSN programs. Do all of these require the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) for admission? The short answer is no: many MSN programs do not require students to submit GRE scores. However, they do generally require applicants to have completed a bachelor’s degree in nursing, have an active RN (registered nurse) license, and fulfill a minimum grade point average requirement.

Students opting for an online MSN can expect two years of full-time study. While coursework differs depending on the program and specialization they choose, most programs offer core courses such as evidence-based nursing practice, the principles of healthcare research, healthcare policy and ethics, and informatics in nursing.

On completion of this program, students can either take up leadership or managerial roles in a healthcare organization, or take up faculty positions in an academic or healthcare setting.

The following guide details four standout online programs in nursing administration.

Online No-GRE Nursing Administration Programs – MSN

Farheen Gani
Farheen Gani

Farheen Gani has written many how-to career, online program, and scholarship guides related to master of healthcare administration degrees since 2018. Some guides she has written include online healthcare management programs, master's in regulatory science programs, and health administration scholarships. She writes about healthcare, technology, education, and marketing. Her work has appeared on websites such as Tech in Asia and Foundr, as well as top SaaS blogs such as Zapier and InVision. You can connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter (@FarheenGani).

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