MBU’s Master of Science in Nursing – Executive Leadership track equips you with the skills and knowledge to combine clinical expertise, compassionate care, business know-how, and organizational insights that extend well beyond the walls of a patient room. Our online format provides a flexible path to earn your MSN degree in as little as 2 years – even as you work full time. 
  • 100% Online – Flexible online classes and labs that work with your shift schedule and busy lifestyle.
  • Advance your career while working full time – This program is designed to accommodate the working nurse. Full-time students can complete their degree in as few as six (6) semesters.
  • Real-world Experience – MBU’s professors have real-world, professional experience to help students stay up to date on all current challenges and trends in the field.
  • Academics and Faith– MBU is a Christian University in St. Louis, committed to providing strong academic programs with a focus on integrating personal faith in the practice of nursing while serving a global and culturally diverse community.
The MSN – Executive Leadership track prepares graduates for the Nurse Executive, Board Certification exam (NE-BC) and the Nurse Executive, Advanced Board Certification exam (NEA-BC).

Earn your MSN in Executive Leadership in 2 years, even while working full time

In as few as six (6) semesters, MBU’s Master of Science in Nursing – Executive Leadership track prepares you to take a bigger role in healthcare facilities, by leading a team, a department or an entire organization. Our flexible curriculum, taught by professors with real-world professional experience, integrates theory and practice enhancing your skills and knowledge. As a Christian institution, we believe in the importance of providing strong academic programs where your personal faith can be put into practice, allowing you to better serve a global and culturally diverse community holistically.

What is a Nurse Leader?

Nurse leaders play an important role in healthcare facilities, with their reach extending to a vast array of executive-level tasks. As a nurse leader, you’d manage staff in a department or hospital, and complete administrative tasks such as performance reviews, attending meetings, developing training and personnel procedures.

What are the duties of a nurse leader?

  • Recruiting, hiring, and training nurses
  • Performance evaluations
  • Budgeting and Reporting
  • Developing policies and procedures
  • Act as a liaison between departments, nursing staff, and hospital executives
  • Developing a strategic vision for the hospital or department

Admission Requirements

Nurse Executive Leader’s career outlook

  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for better-prepared leaders in healthcare facilities and a retiring workforce will contribute to an increase in the need for healthcare managers and administrators.
  • Job opportunities for medical and health service managers are expected to rise 32 percent nationally between 2019 and 2029, almost 4 times more than the average rate for all occupations.
  • The median yearly pay for nurse educators is $100,980.
For more details on this online graduate degree at Missouri Baptist University, please contact the Office of Online & Graduate Enrollment Services at 314.392.2327 or