Nursing Management & Executive Leadership

The Master of Science in Nursing Management and Executive Leadership track is designed to prepare graduates to assume greater responsibility across all levels of a healthcare organization in order to impact and improve systems and processes to improve patient outcomes.

Graduates have careers in a wide range of organizations: inpatient, ambulatory, integrated systems and community-based.

Offered in an asynchronous online, 8-week course format, the nursing courses are designed to respond to the unique needs of adult learners who have current nursing practice experience.

The baccalaureate and master's degree programs in nursing at Colby-Sawyer College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Rural Health Careers Scholarship

MSN students who are actively employed at a rural healthcare facility in New Hampshire are eligible for the Rural Health Careers Scholarship. You may receive a scholarship up to $1250 per academic semester/term, for a cumulative total of $5,000.

Nursing Management & Executive Leadership Curriculum
GNUR 514 1cr Advanced Role Development in Nursing
GNUR 512 3cr Health Care Systems, Policy & Leadership
GNUR 510 3cr Evidence-Based Practice & Applied Nursing Research
GNUR 520 3cr Health Care Delivery Systems
GNUR 513 3cr Population Health
GNUR 530 3cr Role Development for Nursing Management & Executive Leadership
GNUR 540 3cr Organizational Behavior in Healthcare
GNUR 504 3cr Clinical Quality Improvement I
GNUR 511 5cr Clinical Quality Improvement II (3/2)
GNUR 545 3cr Principles of Business and Finance in Healthcare
GNUR 586 6cr Nursing Management & Executive Leadership Capstone

Powerful Partners

The relationship between Colby-Sawyer and Dartmouth Health dates back to 1981 when the college first began preparing nurses at the Bachelor of Science level. Since then, Colby-Sawyer students have benefited from nursing clinical placements, internships, and various other experiential learning opportunities within the state's largest health system and only academic medical center and Level I trauma center.

Today, with help from generous financial support from Dartmouth Health and instruction from career healthcare professionals, Colby-Sawyer is proud to offer a Master of Science in Nursing program to further advance the careers of healthcare workers.

All online Colby-Sawyer College nursing students are required to have an active and unencumbered nursing license upon enrollment. There are restrictions in some states for programs that lead to professional licensure.

For additional information, please use this contact list to find contact information for each state’s Board of Nursing.

If you have specific questions, contact Dr. Peter White, Interim Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences;

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