Master of Nursing

Administrative Leadership Option

Master of Nursing, Administrative Leadership 

The Administrative Leadership Option prepares nurses to maintain the fiscal health of the organization and the physical and mental health of our region’s diverse communities by developing their skills in both business and nursing.

The program was designed in partnership with the UW Bothell Graduate Business program. Students benefit from tailored curriculum that has been designed for nurse leadership. The leadership courses are instructed by UW Bothell Business graduate faculty.

As health care is evolving to meet the complex needs of communities and the changing regulatory requirements, nurses are being asked to step up and take leadership roles within their organizations. They are expected to not only oversee the work of nursing departments, but also coordinate interprofessional teams, manage complex budgets, and guide quality improvement processes. The Administrative Leadership curriculum prepares you to take on such roles as a nurse leader.

Curriculum and course of study options

You will join your peers in curriculum focused on advanced nursing leadership, health policy and ethics, nursing research, and social justice.  The administrative leadership electives focus on the specific skills needed for administrative leadership roles in budgeting and finance, process and project management, health informatics, and team development.  Your fieldwork and professional portfolio will allow you to practice these skills in a healthcare setting and build your expertise. View the curriculum, course descriptions, and credits requirements and course of study options.

Learn more

Find out more at our online MN Information Session, attend an in-person Information Session, or connect with the MN advisor, Campus.  425-352-3530 or

The master's degree program in nursing at UW Bothell is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (