MSN Leadership student studying at Wilmington University

Learn, Lead and Inspire with the MSN in Nursing 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 Program Aligns to Your Career Goals

This leadership in nursing degree program offers four 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. The Public Health concentration provides knowledge in public health essentials, epidemiology, and population health so nurses can help build healthy communities and improve access to equitable health care for all.

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 Master's in Nursing Leadership 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 in accelerated 7-week block classes. All WilmU students benefit from low tuition rates.


The MSN in Nursing Leadership program at Wilmington University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.


Choose from 4 Specialized Nursing Leadership Concentrations

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

$1,572 per course

Cost of a typical 3-credit graduate degree course.
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 Graduates

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

Source: Emsi Economic Modeling, LLC

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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
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