Master of Science, Administration of Nursing and Health Care Systems Concentration

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Why Choose the Administration of Nursing and Health Care Systems Concentration?

Wright State recognizes the dynamic changes in health care and offers a comprehensive concentration for the Administration of Nursing and Health Care Systems. The master's degree program in nursing at Wright State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

The purpose of this online program is to prepare nursing professionals to be effective, transformative, and innovative leaders and to assume career opportunities in executive or high-level administrative positions within healthcare organizations or system-wide enterprise.  

The mission of this concentration is to build you up for future career success. Designed with an interdisciplinary approach, this program incorporates specialty topics in organizational theory and management, human resources, financial resources and management, healthcare informatics, communication, health policies, statistics and data analytics in healthcare and business, strategic leadership and planning, and quality improvement into the curriculum.  

You will develop competencies essential to be an effective leader of the health care provision by learning knowledge and skills to integrate principles of business and scientific research, to critically analyze data, to think and act strategically, to utilize evidence-based practices, and to demonstrate advanced levels of decision-making. You will be provided with opportunities for real-world, hands-on learning experiences and networking. The administrative leadership clinical practicum will provide you with chances to work with nurse leaders, nurse managers, or nurse executives in the your area of interest.  

The concentration consists 39 credit hours.

Second Master’s Option

For those with a master's degree in nursing, a second master's option is available. The university requires 22 semester hours for a second master's degree. A gap analysis will be done to determine the number of clinical hours and didactic courses that need to be completed.



"Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs," U.S. News & World Report, 2019

U.S. News & World Report ranked Wright State's online graduate nursing programs No. 126 among all graduate nursing programs. The nursing program has a high certfication pass rate, excellent clinical site placements, and an outstanding reputation in the region with strong community partnerships. 


Academics and Curriculum

This fully online program has rolling admission. Both full-time and part-time options are available. Individualized plans, including part-time, will be developed on admission by the director of the concentration. Sample curriculum plan (PDF)


Due Dates

This Administration of Nursing and Health Care Systems concentration admits students on a rolling basis. Completed applications submitted by the following priority deadlines will be considered first. The deadlines for priority admission consideration are:

  • December 1 for Spring Semester start
  • April 1 for Summer Semester start
  • July 31 for Fall Semester start

The admissions are based on cohort availability and may vary as openings occur.

Program Start: Varied

Application is a two-step process.


Apply to the Wright State University Graduate School

Required Documents

The documents listed below should be uploaded directly to your Graduate School online application. Please do not send these materials to the School of Nursing, Kinesiology, and Health Sciences.

  • Graduate School application (online)
  • Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Resume/curriculum vitae
  • Statement of professional goals (250 words maximum)
  • Provide name and email address of two references for letters of recommendation
    • Current or most recent supervisor
    • Faculty member from your nursing program, or previous employer

When the Graduate School application is complete, notification will automatically be sent to the college, and we will communicate our application requirements.


Apply to the School of Nursing, Kinesiology, and Health Sciences

Required Documents

The school will provide instructions on how to complete the above steps once we receive notification of the completed Graduate School application. All School of Nursing, Kinesiology, and Health Sciences-required documents should be sent directly to the School of Nursing, Kinesiology, and Health Sciences. 

Admission Requirements

  1. Be a bachelor's prepared nurse, having earned a BSN in nursing from an accredited institution.
  2. Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale from your baccalaureate degree and any subsequent graduate work.
  3. Hold an unencumbered nursing license. All students are required to hold an active, unencumbered Registered Nurse License in the U.S. prior to beginning clinical rotations.
  4. Provide evidence of no criminal record on file through a clear BCI/FBI background screen.

Program Outcomes

The M.S. graduate will:

  1. Examine scientific findings from nursing, biopsychosocial fields, genetics, public health, quality improvement, and organizational sciences for the continual improvement of nursing care across diverse settings 
  2. Demonstrate leadership skills necessary for ethical and critical decision making, effective working relationships, and a systems-perspective to promote high quality and safe patient care
  3. Apply quality principles within an organization and articulate the methods, tools, performance measures, and standards related to quality
  4. Apply evidence-based outcomes 
within the practice setting, resolving practice problems, working as a change 
agent, and disseminating results  
  5. Use communication strategies and patient-care technologies to integrate, coordinate, deliver, and enhance care
  6. Examine the policy development process and advocacy strategies necessary to intervene at the 
system level to influence health and health care
  7. Use communication strategies necessary for interprofessional collaboration and consultation to manage and coordinate care
  8. Integrate broad, organizational, client-centered, and culturally appropriate concepts in the planning, delivery, management, and evaluation of evidence-based clinical prevention and population care and services to individuals, families, and aggregates/identified populations
  9. Demonstrate advanced level of understanding of nursing and relevant sciences as well as the ability to integrate this knowledge into practice including both direct and indirect care components that influence health care outcomes for individuals, populations, or systems

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Contact Information

Concentration Contact

Tonya Schmitt, DNP, CPNP-PC, APRN
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Director of Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree Program
Director of Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Program
Phone: 937-775-3851 or 734-368-1727
Fax: 937-775-4571

General Contact Information

School of Nursing, Kinesiology, and Health Sciences
Phone: 937-775-3132
Fax: 937-775-4571

Questions about the graduate school application? Contact:

The College of Graduate Programs and Honors Studies
Location: 160 University Hall
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: 937-775-2976
Fax: 937-775-2453

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