This contemporary program is designed to meet the challenging role and scope of the nurse leader’s practice in today’s healthcare delivery system.

Nursing and Health Services Management graduates are prepared to fill leadership roles across the healthcare delivery system and within a variety of organizational and health care settings.

The program includes two unique and sequential practicum courses that provide opportunities for students to apply knowledge and skills learned — and gain leadership and management experience with a focus on interdisciplinary collaboration, innovation and creativity.

Admission Requirements

MSN and Certificate Candidates

Candidates seeking a MSN or certificate must possess a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a nationally accredited school of nursing; undergraduate grade point average of a minimum of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; or completion of 6 credits at the graduate level with an average of 3.0 or higher is required.

Nursing Licensure Requirements

Applicants must be eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse in Massachusetts.

Required Documentation

  • Two letters of recommendation, preferably from an academic source and from the administrator or manager in the most recent nursing position.
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate programs and graduate level courses.
  • Successful completion of a three-credit statistics course with a final grade of at least a C+.
  • Current resume that includes prior education and work experience.
  • Writing sample reflecting applicant’s graduate learning goals and reasons for applying to the program (maximum length 3 pages).
  • Proof of licensure as an RN.

Informational Interview

All candidates are required to complete a face-to-face informational interview with the director of graduate nursing studies or a member of the graduate faculty prior to consideration for acceptance.