Nursing Executive Leadership, M.S.

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Our constantly changing health care system is in urgent need of master's level nurses to promote improved patient care and outcomes in the nursing field.

Our unique, interdisciplinary program combines graduate nursing core courses with courses from our leadership and innovation program to educate future leaders, managers, and administrators.

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Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

All of Daemen's nursing programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc., 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, Phone: 404.975.5000, Fax: 404.975.5020,

New York State Education Department

Registered by the New York State Board of Regents.

Program Benefits

  • Daemen professors have a wide range of research, clinical, and leadership experience.
  • Program encourages students to use their work experiences as case study opportunities.
  • Leadership courses are taught in cohorts, with each class running for eight weeks to allow students to focus on one class at a time.
  • Students receive individualized academic advisement to create a program plan that works for them.
  • Part-time study is available and course schedules are geared toward the needs of working nurses.

Daemen’s Center for Interprofessional Learning and Simulation (CILS) provides students experiential learning opportunities to promote best practice and collaboration. This leads to improved health and well-being outcomes for individuals, organizations, and communities!

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There is a high demand for nursing leaders.

Career Outlook

  • Graduates work as nurse managers at unit, supervisory, and executive levels in a variety of settings:
  • Inpatient 
  • Outpatient agencies
  • Community and home care agencies
  • Subacute and rehabilitation programs

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