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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN): Nursing Leadership

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MSN: Nursing Leadership

Linfield’s MSN program in nursing leadership incorporates multiple fields of science to address current and future challenges to healthcare delivery for licensed registered nurses. The program addresses these challenges while advocating for sustainable and just healthcare systems. Linfield, known for its student-focused programs, designed this degree to meet the growing needs of the healthcare industry and the work-life balance of nurses.

The master’s degree program in nursing at Linfield University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

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Program features

Fully online

An accelerated, fully online 12-month full-time format.

A part-time option is available.

10-week terms

Aligning with major holidays and breaks.

Competitive tuition

$710 per credit


You will take eight courses (32 total credits) in the MSN program:

  • Nursing and Healthcare Systems
  • Policy, Advocacy and Social Justice
  • Healthcare Finance and Business Concepts
  • Leading Through Change

  • Emerging Healthcare Trends
  • Informatics and Healthcare Technology
  • Health Implications of the Dynamic Environment
  • Integrated Practicum

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MSN Nursing Leadership

Career options

Healthcare organization executive/administrator

Leader in clinical nursing departments

Nursing faculty

Healthcare lobbyist

Regulatory positions such as the nursing state board

Clinical research

Informatics nurse/systems analyst

Nurse ethicist

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Henny Breen
MSN Program Director
Linfield University Portland Campus