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Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)/Nurse Leadership in Global Health

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The College of Health Sciences is pleased to offer a Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)/Nurse Leadership in Global Health Program. This graduate nursing program educates baccalaureate-prepared registered nurses to become executive nurse leaders in direct and indirect roles within global health and complex care systems.  

Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)/ Nurse Leadership in Global Health Program

Glendale, AZ

18 Months

Fall 2021

Class Size

The Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)/Nurse Leadership in Global Health degree is an 18-month program (6 quarters) of didactic coursework offered in a distance learning format, with a Clinical Immersion/Leadership Experience component scheduled in the last two quarters of the curriculum. The degree consists of 45 quarter credits and 160 practicum hours with a focus on nursing leadership. The didactic phase emphasizes advanced concepts surrounding global health policy, finance, leadership, evidenced-based practice, research design, biostatistics, and preventive healthcare practices. MSN graduates are required to demonstrate specific foundational and concentration-related competencies. The didactic curriculum and applied practicum experiences allow each student to demonstrate attainment of the nine MSN Essentials. 
The Clinical Immersion/Leadership Experience begins in the Fall Quarter of the second year of the program. This phase of the program provides students with the necessary practicum experience to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to assume professional roles in clinical leadership within diverse population healthcare settings. Students may rotate through practicum sites within their respective states. These sites offer students the ability to gain practicum experience within complex health systems, city and county health departments, federally operated health organizations, private health agencies, and mobile units. 


Midwestern University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1413.

*Midwestern University is actively pursuing specialty nursing accreditation.

To be considered for admission to the MSN/Nurse Leadership in Global Health program, applicants must submit the following documented evidence:  

  1.  Completion of a baccalaureate degree in nursing, granted by a regionally accredited U.S. college or university.  
  2. Current and unencumbered licensure to practice as a registered nurse in at least one legal jurisdiction in the United States and its territories.  
  3. Documentation of current clinical, educational, or administrative practice related to nursing that can serve to facilitate successful completion of the MSN/Nurse Leadership in Global Health degree program.  
  4. Certification by applicants that there are no pending or reasonably anticipated investigations of their registered nursing licensure or advanced practice certification (if applicable).  
  5. Minimum of 2 years of nursing experience.  
  6.  A cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.  
  7.  Successful completion of a college-level statistics course.  
  8. Oral and written communication skills necessary to interact with faculty, patients, and colleagues.  
  9. Successful completion of the program application on the Midwestern University website.  
  10. Successful completion of a Midwestern University Criminal Background Check.  
  11. Commitment to abide by the Midwestern University Drug-Free Workplace and Substance Abuse Policy.  
  12. Successful completion of an interview with program faculty (scheduled during the final application review).  
  13. Successful completion of all physical examination and inoculation requirements prior to matriculation.  
  14. Certification of Basic Life Support (BLS) and AED Training for Healthcare Providers prior to matriculation.  

$80,000 - $129,999
Annual Salary Range

*According to the 2019 American Organization for Nursing Leadership™ Executive Summary applicable to 72% of Nurse Managers

Growth Projected through 2028

*According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

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