MSN Advanced Care Management and Leadership Program - Nursing Education Leadership



The MSN in Advanced Care Management & Leadership Nursing Program prepares the
experienced professional registered nurse to practice in a variety of leadership positions in the ever-changing world of nursing education.


Courses for an MSN degree in Advanced Care Management & Leadership Education Track focus on:


  • Nursing Education Leadership
  • Ethics
  • Health policy
  • Curriculum design and evaluation
  • Information technology
  • Conflict management
  • Teaching and learning strategies
  • Resource allocation
  • Best practices in nursing education


Grounded in nursing education practice and guided by healthcare theory and research, the
graduate will demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide leadership in a nursing education setting.



Admission Criteria


Admission decisions for acceptance into Kennesaw State University’s Advanced Care Management & Leadership Program Master of Science in Nursing are based on overall evaluation of the following components:


  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a nationally accredited institution with a satisfactory GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Minimum one year of full-time professional experience as a Registered Nurse, documented in a professional resume. (Experience must have occurred within the last five years and have involved direct patient care.) Preference will be given to those candidates with a greater amount of professional experience.
  • Current RN licensure in the state of Georgia (submit copy).
  • Minimum combined score of 800 in the verbal and quantitative categories and a minimum 3.5 on the analytical writing category of the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • A formal statement of personal goals for the program.
  • Undergraduate research course.
  • Undergraduate statistics course.
  • Undergraduate physical assessment course.
  • Two professional letters of reference.

The Application Deadline is May 1st of each year.



Transfer Credit


Up to 9 semester hours or 15 quarter hours of graduate work from other accredited institutions may be transferred. This work must correspond to the MSN curriculum at Kennesaw State University. Decisions regarding potential transfer will be made by the Program Director.



Grades and Progression

Students must earn a grade of B (82) or better in each course to progress in the program. See the Graduate Catalog link for Academic Policies for further information about Academic Warning and Academic Exclusion.



Candidacy for Graduation

To graduate a grade of B (82) or better is required in all courses. MSN candidates must petition to graduate at least one semester prior to completion of their degree requirements.



Semester Schedule


Fall Semester   Spring Semester
Course Hours   Course Hours
NURS 7715 2   NURS 7725 2
NURS 7735 4   NURS 7746 2
NURS 7755 2   NURS 7780 2
NURS 7765 2   NURS 7790 2
PRACTICUM 90   NURS 8870 2
      PRACTICUM 90
Summer Semester   Fall Semester
NURS 7747 2   NURS 7785 2
NURS 7791 1   NURS 8863 3
NURS 7792 4   NURS 8872 4
NURS 8871 4   PRACTICUM 180
PRACTICUM 180      



Course Descriptions


Click here to go to a webpage with the course descriptions.



Contact Info


For contact information and questions, please see the contact information on the Advisement Center page.