Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Leadership and Innovation Program

Complete in less than 16 months

Designed for actively practicing RNs

Ranked #11 Best Nursing College

[em]Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)[/em] Leadership and Innovation Program

Transform Nursing Through Leadership

Baylor nurses are servant-leaders, critical thinkers and decision makers who approach nursing from an ethical and holistic perspective. Throughout the online nursing master’s program, MSN students enhance skills as current nurse managers, develop spiritually as well as in nursing competence.   

The online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Leadership & Innovation program prepares actively practicing RNs to be transformative leaders in today’s complex healthcare environment.

Program Features At-A-Glance
  • CCNE-accredited** and U.S. News & World Report ranked program
  • Main coursework is online with practicum requirement of 120 hours
  • Courses are five weeks, with average completion time of 16 months
  • Learn from nationally recognized faculty
  • Total credits: 36
Admissions Requirements At-A-Glance
  • BSN or MSN degree from an accredited school of nursing
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA from most recent nursing degree
  • Unencumbered RN license
  • Currently employed in nursing practice, with two years full-time experience
  • No GRE or MAT requirement
Curriculum At-A-Glance
  • NUR 5287: Professionalism of the Exemplary Nurse Leader
  • NUR 5381: Visionary Leadership in Complex Organizational Systems
  • NUR 5386: Innovation for Clinical Prevention and Population Health

For full courses and descriptions, please download the program guide.

Careers and Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the online MSN Leadership & Innovation program, students are prepared to enhance their current or future roles such as: nurse manager, nurse director, clinic manager, chief nursing officer, home health manager, case manager, nurse supervisor and other leadership positions. Graduates are also prepared to sit for certification as a Nurse Executive - Board Certified or Nursing Executive Advanced - Board Certified.

Earning the online MSN Leadership & Innovation degree can also increase your earning potential. The average salary after earning an MSN is over 34% higher than without (Payscale.com). Some of the average annual salaries of nurses with an MSN include:

Upon graduating, our online MSN alumni use interpersonal, interprofessional and organizational communication and relationship building skills to create and lead highly functioning, reliable and healthy teams. View all MSN program outcomes here.

To learn more, please download our program guide.