NUROL-MS - Nursing Organizational Leadership


Official Name of Program

Nursing Organizational Leadership

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Degree Designation

MS - Master of Science



NYSED Program Code

38460 - NUROL-MS

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The mission and vision of the School of Professional Studies online nursing programs is to offer a liberal arts-based educational experience which will guide students in attaining the knowledge, skills, and values essential for professional nurse leaders and managers, including the ability to make sound judgments and address the health needs of diverse cultural groups.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the MS in Nursing Organizational Leadership will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate effective communication with diverse client populations, disciplines, and staff ensuring optimal health promotion.

  2. Apply leadership skills to guide and educate nursing staff to make sound judgments in the provision of safe, quality nursing care.

  3. Assume a leadership role in collaborative teams to improve care outcomes and advocate for policy changes through knowledge creation, distribution, and application.

  4. Develop health policies that address local and global population health issues.

  5. Analyze current and emerging technologies and informatics systems to support safe practice environments, and optimize quality care, cost-effectiveness, and health outcomes.

  6. Demonstrate effective management of patient care across disciplines to ensure best possible health care outcomes including clinical prevention strategies.

  7. Conduct research; implement evidenced-based care; and quantify the impact on quality and safety.

  8. Demonstrate an understanding of how healthcare delivery systems are organized and financed and how this impacts patient outcomes; and identify the economic, legal, and political factors that influence health care.

  9. Integrate nursing and related sciences in the design, delivery, and evaluation of health care for diverse populations.

NO1. Analyze how policies impact the structure and financing of health care, nursing organizations, and health outcomes.

NO2. Advocate and mentor the professional nurse as a member and leader of interprofessional teams.

NO3. Develop a nursing organization business plan utilizing budgeting, cost-benefit analysis, and marketing principles.

The Program

The M.S. in Nursing Organizational Leadership program prepares graduate to become effective team members, and assume positions of leadership that will contribute to the health, education, and social structure of communities. Students learn to:

  • Initiate and maintain effective working relationships

  • Lead change to improve patient outcomes.

  • Promote evidenced-based nursing research and practice.

  • Build and lead collaborative interprofessional healthcare teams.

  • Manage organizations providing care coordination

The program will culminate with a practicum, which will include a clinical placement in a hospital, long term care or community facility.

Progression and Retention

All students will maintain a 3.0 overall GPA per semester and at graduation. To ensure this criteria is met, a minimum grade of “B” is required in all courses Nursing major courses.  Students earning less than a “B” grade in a Nursing course may repeat the course one time and must attain a grade of “B” or better. A second earned grade of less than “B” in any Nursing Program Course will result in dismissal from the program.


CCNE Accreditation Seal The MS in Nursing Organizational Leadership at CUNY School of Professional Studies is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (​