MSN Leadership student studying at Wilmington University
College of Health Professions

MSN in Nursing Leadership

Learn, Lead and Inspire with the MSN in Nurse Leadership

Designed for professional nurses who seek expanded leadership roles, this master’s level nursing degree program prepares you to influence health policy, take on advanced nursing practice in a variety of settings, and broaden your health care career mobility and earnings.


CCNE-Accredited Nursing Degree Aligns to Your Career Goals

This leadership in nursing degree program offers three concentrations. Nurse Executive emphasizes health care policy, as well as entrepreneurial and management roles of the nurse leader. The Nurse Educator degree option prepares you to teach students, clients and staff in all settings. Legal Nurse Consultant teaches the expertise and critical thinking skills so you can assess health practice and standards in a legal setting.

Expert MSN Instruction from Caring Nurse Leaders

Wilmington University faculty are veteran nurses and active practitioners, and understand the challenge of balancing shift work, family and advanced education. The interdisciplinary nurse leadership degree curriculum is infused with hands-on experiences that put theory and research into innovative practice.

Flexible MSN Program Fits Your Life and Budget

The Nurse Leadership MSN combines rigorous academics with unparalleled flexibility and affordability. Choose in-person or 100% online MSN options, 15-week or accelerated 7-week block classes. WilmU’s low, in-state tuition rates are available to all students, regardless of your state of residence.


MSN in Nurse Leadership program at Wilmington University is CCNE accreditted The WilmU MSN in Nurse Leadership is a CCNE accredited nursing master’s program.


Choose from 3 Specialized Nursing Leadership Concentrations

  • Executive
  • Educator
  • Legal Nurse Consultant
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Finish your MSN Nursing Leadership degree in as little as one year.
12 courses 36 total credits

$1,431 per course

Cost of a typical 3-credit graduate degree course taken at our
Wilson Graduate Center or online.
Wilmington University tuition is based on cost-per-credit.
You only pay for the courses you need to complete your Nursing Leadership MSN degree.

Career and industry outlook for
MSN Leadership degree graduates.

A Nursing Leadership MSN opens the door to clinical practice and career growth.

Source: Emsi Economic Modeling, LLC, 2018

16.5% Job Growth

More than 35,000 Annual Openings

$35.38 Median Hourly Earnings

I wanted to further my education to increase my knowledge and possibly advance my career. When I started this program, I was a bedside nurse in the emergency department. Now I am one of the assistant nurse managers. — Meghan Blomquist, MSN in Leadership
Denise Westbrook, Chair of the Wilmington University Nursing Program

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