Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

This option is designed to prepare nurses to assume a leadership role in nursing administration. Through the development of competence in the multifaceted role as a nurse administrator, students engage in responsible decision-making, innovative problem solving and development of leadership style designed to be effective in managing an organization.

BU’s Master of Science in Nurse Administration program emphasizes the acquisition of essential management skills, including:

  • organizational assessment
  • budget and accounting
  • principles of management
  • information systems
  • and ethical behavior in organizations

As a nurse administrator, students serve in a direct role in impacting the delivery of health care for specific populations. Social, ethical and political actions are emphasized to initiate and affect change regarding the development of health care policy.

MSN with MBA Option Admission

The MSN in Nursing Administration has a MBA option for a dual degree. Upon graduation an MBA is earned.

AACSB accredited — It's the gold standard for MBA programs, the hallmark of excellence in business education, and has been earned by less than five percent of the world's business programs.

Program Director
  Lori Metzger, Ph.D., CRNP, RN-BC

Department of Nursing
3109 McCormick Center
Fax: 570-389-5008

Mission and Philosophy


Getting Started: Nursing Administration MSN

Completed application packets consist of the following information (all application materials should be mailed directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions, 161 Arts & Administration Building, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 or electronically to

  • Graduate school application and fee
  • Rolling admission
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended
  • Copy of current, unencumbered Pennsylvania professional nursing license
  • Resume which includes description of professional nursing and clinical experience
  • Typed career goals
  • Three completed recommendation forms

CCNE Accreditation

CCNE Accreditation

The master's degree program in nursing at Bloomsburg University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.