Our constantly changing health care system is in urgent need of master's level nurses to promote improved patient care and outcomes in the nursing field.
Our unique, interdisciplinary program combines graduate nursing core courses with courses from our leadership and innovation program to educate future leaders, managers, and administrators.
- Daemen professors have a wide range of research, clinical, and leadership experience.
- Program encourages students to use their work experiences as case study opportunities.
- Leadership courses are taught in cohorts, with each class running for eight weeks to allow students to focus on one class at a time.
- Students receive individualized academic advisement to create a program plan that works for them.
- Part-time study is available and course schedules are geared toward the needs of working nurses.
Daemen’s Center for Interprofessional Learning and Simulation (CILS) provides students experiential learning opportunities to promote best practice and collaboration. This leads to improved health and well-being outcomes for individuals, organizations, and communities!
- Graduates work as nurse managers at unit, supervisory, and executive levels in a variety of settings:
- Outpatient agencies
- Community and home care agencies
- Subacute and rehabilitation programs
- Possession of a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a ACEN or CCNE accredited program.
- One year medical-surgical clinical experience (or equivalent).
- Completion of an undergraduate or graduate statistics course with a grade of C or better.
- Cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or above (on a 4.0 scale) from all colleges/universities attended. Applicants with GPAs below 3.25 in undergraduate studies may be admitted on a provisional basis if they submit evidence of the potential to be successful in graduate studies.GPAs below 3.25 in undergraduate studies may be admitted on a provisional basis if they submit evidence of the potential to be successful in graduate studies.
- Current registered professional nursing license.
- Current resume.
- Letters of intent or letters of recommendation may be submitted to strengthen application.
- Interview with the nursing faculty.
Graduate Merit Scholarship
30 percent off the graduate per credit hour tuition rate awarded to accepted students of this program who have earned an undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or above.
- The Nursing Executive Leadership program will award one $2,000 merit-based scholarship every fall. Eligibility criteria for the awards (in order of weight) are:
- New graduate students matriculated on a full time basis in the Nursing Executive Leadership program
- Interview with the Nursing Department Chair
- Admissions application data:
- GPA from all previous colleges and universities attended
- Letters of reference (3)
- Letter of intent
Students are eligible for funding for the first year of study only. Students receiving full tuition reimbursement from other sources (e.g. employer reimbursement, other grants or scholarships) are not eligible for this scholarship program.
In the event that more than one student in a program equally meets the criteria, the scholarship funds will be split evenly among the qualifying students.
- 77.8% based on 150% benchmark for program completion (9 semesters part-time)
- 100% of graduating MS, NExL students believe the program has prepared them well to very well. *
*Data are for students who completed the program during the 2018-2019 academic year.
Upon completion of the Master's Program in Nursing Executive Leadership, the graduate will: