The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a concentration in Nursing & Healthcare Management prepares graduates for management positions. The concentration is comprised of courses in management, health care leadership, and advanced nursing.

As a nursing student in the Nursing & Health Care Management concentration, we offer you:  
  • An exceptional, top-quality nursing program that’s affordable
  • Invaluable practicum experiences with leaders and managers in health care
  • Convenient and easily accessible location
  • Many course offerings online
  • A customized, flexible program plan you develop with your faculty advisor

Kent's nursing graduates often accept leadership positions in top medical centers, hospitals, and private and public organizations. Depending on individual work experience, nursing graduates are highly trained and qualified for middle and upper-level management positions in health care organizations.  

Faculty for the Nursing and Health Care Management concentration bring unique perspectives grounded in clinical and management experience, and bring excitement and interest to their teaching and research. Students are encouraged to consult with their adviser frequently due to the customized sequencing of courses.

The excellent reputation of the graduate nursing and management programs at Kent State University has served students well, allowing them to maximize leadership competencies in:  
  • Communication
  • Decision-making
  • Information and research literacy
  • Planning and implementation
  • Interpersonal relations, team building, and networking
Concentration Director

Susan TaftSusan Taft
Associate Professor


Post-Master's Certificate

Kent State's College of Nursing offers post-master's nursing certificate programs for individuals who hold a Master's Degree in nursing.

View information, requirements, and employment information for the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner post-master's certificate