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MSN in Executive Leadership

Take a High-Level Approach to Improving Care

Learn leadership tools and techniques that support superior patient care. The online Master of Science in Nursing in Executive Leadership at Saint Xavier University offers you the managerial skills, administrative expertise and critical thinking ability to lead a nursing department or unit.

There is a critical need for skilled administrative leaders with graduate nursing degrees. The online MSN executive track gives you the ability to impact and improve systems and processes to improve patient outcomes.

Coursework prepares you for the Nurse Executive, Board Certification exam (NE-BC) and the Nurse Executive, Advanced Board Certification exam (NEA-BC) upon completion of administrative employment.

The Executive Leadership curriculum covers all major administrative and organizational aspects of nursing practice, including:

  • Assessing and implementing quality and safety protocols and measurements
  • Budgeting
  • Project management
  • Strategic planning for workforce, technology and equipment needs
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Conflict management

The curriculum in this online nursing master’s degree program is applicable to executive nursing careers in all healthcare settings, such as:

  • Hospitals
  • Doctors’ offices
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Hospices

A Top Ranked Nursing Program

2018 U S News and World ReportU.S. News & World Report ranked SXU the #1 Online Master’s in Nursing Program for 2018. This is the second year in a row to be awarded this distinction. In addition, the master’s degree in nursing program at Saint Xavier University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( These distinctions help give you the confidence in the professional nursing development you will experience as a student at Saint Xavier University, and they will demonstrate the full value of your degree to employers, peers, and patients.

Learn About Your Future as a Nurse Leader

Choose a program that nurtures your executive leadership development: Learn more about the MSN in Executive Leadership from SXU. Call 866-319-8966 or request more information today.