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 who have held executive nurse leadership roles. 

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

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 in a supportive and engaging online setting. In-person courses times are between the hours of 8:30 am-4:45 pm. Supplemental programming is offered during the in-person weeks from 5:00-6:30 pm.  

Curriculum overview

Students complete 35 credits of core nursing courses and 20 credits of adminstrative leadership track-electives. Core coursework includes fieldwork of 100 hours and the development of a Capstone project.

Master of Nursing, Administrative Leadership Track  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
BNURS 590 Introduction to Advanced Fieldwork and Capstone Project 1
BNURS 591 Advanced Fieldwork 6
BNURS 592 Capstone Project  4
*The Administrative Leadership coursework is currently under revision. All leadership coursework  will be 4 credits each class as of fall 2020. Student admitted fall  2020  forward will enroll in the revised curriculum reflected in this grid. 55 total 











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. 

Admissions assistance and advising

Monthly info sessions and individual appointments with the graduate adviser are available. Visit the advising web page for contact information and scheduling. 

Updated February 2021