Nursing (MSN) - Leadership and Management
The BSN to MSN program prepares nurses for leadership opportunities in the changing health care environment. Students build the skills necessary to assume leadership and management roles and to develop and implement health policy. Small class sizes provide more personal attention, and students can customize the program to align with individual goals. Graduates of this program work in a variety of roles in clinical, education, and administrative settings.
- Preparation for leadership roles in a health care environment
- Be able to develop and implement health policy
- Ability to customize clinical experiences to meet your career goals
- Small class sizes with individualized attention
Point of Pride
Illinois State University Nursing is proud to offer students an online MSN in Nursing Leadership and Management program, offering an ideal work/life balance. Courses are taught online and asynchronous by the same faculty as our on-campus programs. Mennonite College of Nursing has achieved 100+ years of nursing excellence.
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University Admission Requirements
A student applying to a master's program must:
- have earned a four-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a college or university that is accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting association, or do so within one academic year
- present unofficial transcripts from each college or university other than Illinois State at which graduate, undergraduate, or non-degree credit was earned. The unofficial transcript should be easily readable and clearly indicate degree(s) awarded, courses and course grades for each term. If accepted, official transcripts can be emailed from the university to GraduateAdmissions@IllinoisState.edu or mailed in a sealed envelope to: Illinois State University, Graduate School, 209 Hovey Hall, Campus Box 4040, Normal, IL 61790-4040.
International students can learn more about specific application requirements by visiting the Office of Admissions.
Additional Program Admission Requirements
To be considered for this program, you must meet the following requirements.
You must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
You must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate coursework. This includes courses in which you are currently enrolled.
Submit evidence of satisfactory completion of statistics, nursing research, and physical assessment courses. You must have earned a C or better at the baccalaureate level.
Include on the application the names and email addresses of at least two professional or academic references from persons qualified to assess your potential to succeed in the MSN program. At least one reference must be from a faculty member from applicant’s baccalaureate program or a master’s prepared nurse. Your recommenders will receive instructions to complete and upload this reference form to the recommender site.
Submit a two to three-page essay that outline your educational and professional goals.
Submit your current resume.
Submit copies of your RN license in your state of residence.
Credentials Evaluation Service Academic Report (International Students Only)
International applicants must submit to Mennonite College of Nursing a Credentials Evaluation Service Academic Report from CGFNS (Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools) or WES (World Education Services). International applicants must comply with the International Applicant Requirements as directed by the Illinois State University Office of Admissions.
English Proficiency Scores (International Students Only)
International students applying to this program must have a TOEFL score of at least 79 iBT or IELTS score of 6.5 band.
Global Access to Online Degree Programs
When applying, international students applying to a fully online program must agree to our international online and hybrid programs disclosure and disclaimer statements. Due to limited on-campus courses, immigration documentation cannot be issued for students seeking F-1 or J-1 status.
- Fall Term — July 15. If space allows, we will review applications after the deadline.
See Student Accounts for information on tuition and fees. Funding for graduate students is available from several different sources. Students who have been admitted from contiguous states including Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin will receive in-state tuition.