Master of Nursing

Administrative Leadership


Students who select the Administrative Leadership track are preparing themselves for advanced leadership roles in complex organizations and communities where overseeing the work of nursing extends to overseeing and coordinating interprofessional teams, managing complex budgets, maintaining fiscal health and ensuring regulatory requirements comply, and guiding quality initiatives and improvement processes.

The curriculum is designed in collaboration with UW Bothell MBA professors and nurse executives to ensure the curriculum is relevant, engaging and develops students' skills in both business, leadership and nursing. The specific coursework is taught primarily by UW Bothell MBA professors and nursing faculty.

Learning outcomes:

  • Guide complex organizations and communities 
  • Supervise and coordinate interprofessional teams
  • Manage fiscal health of organizations and complex budgets
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Guide quality initiatives and improvement processes.
  • Manage data to analyze individual and organizational outcomes

Schedule overview

Select between part-time (4 years) or fulltime study (2 years) and have the option to take leave quarters as needed. The course schedule is designed to be work-compatible and predictable. Courses meet only five times each quarter with in-person meetings scheduled for every-other Friday. The remaining coursework is online (synchronous)  in a supportive and engaging online setting. In-person courses times are between the hours of 8:30 am-4:45 pm. 

Curriculum overview

Students complete 24 credits of core, 11 credits of fieldwork and capstone and 20 credits of administrative leadership elective coursework. Learn more by reviewing the course descriptions.

Master of Nursing, Administrative Leadership  Credits
Administrative Leadership coursework  
BNURS 532 Introduction to Process Management and Decision Making in Healthcare Systems 4
BNURS 534 Introduction to Project Management in Healthcare 4
BNURS 536 Managing Fiscal Performance in Healthcare 4
BNURS 538 Managing and Leading High Performing Teams 4
BNURS 540 Health Informatics 4
Core coursework  
BNURS 504 Disparity and Social Justice in Healthcare 4
BNURS 509 Ethics and Policy in Advanced Nursing Practice  4
BNURS 520 Translational Research I 4
BNURS 522 Translational Research II 4
BNURS 525 Healthcare Systems Leadership for Advanced Roles 4
BNURS 530 Advanced Practice Management and Administration in Healthcare Organizations  4
Fieldwork and Capstone Coursework  
BNURS 590 Introduction to Advanced Fieldwork and Capstone Project 1
BNURS 591 Advanced Fieldwork 6
BNURS 592 Capstone Project  4
Total Credits  55  











Student  spotlight

Jennifer-Collins-181026A-001-(3).jpgMN graduate, Jenn Collins shares how she utilized the skills and knowledge gained from the Administrative Leadership track to improve patient care by refining processes to be safer and more reliable. Learn more. 

Additionally, watch our student videos and read our student stories highlighting graduates have utilized the skills and knowledge gained from the program to advance their career and contribute to the health of the community. 

Updated April 2022