Healthcare, Medical & Nursing
Nursing Administration

If you want to help deliver better medical treatment, care, and outcomes to patients, shape the policies of clinics and hospitals to ensure quality, equitable healthcare for all, and are interested in a nursing career with leadership responsibilities, a degree in Nursing Administration may be the perfect fit for you.

Types of Degrees

Nursing Administration students usually pursue a bachelor's degree (4 years) or master's degree (6-7 years). In this field, most Nursing Administration degrees are through master's degree programs, with students already holding a bachelor's degree in Nursing as well as licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse before pursuing the Nursing Administration graduate degree.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background in math and science coursework helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.

Career Opportunities After Earning A Nursing Administration Degree

The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Nursing Administration include:

  • Medical and Health Services Manager
  • Clinical Nurse Manager
  • Nursing Director
  • Chief Nursing Officer
  • Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

Post Graduate Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for Medical and Health Services Managers was $100,980 in 2019. (1)

Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.


  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.

Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.