Nursing Leadership

Academics & Admissions

Advance to the frontline of any health care setting as a leader with an eye on patient-centered care and patient and organizational outcomes.

Program Overview

Spring deadline

Dec. 1 deadline for spring admission

Fall deadline

Aug. 1 deadline for fall admission

Credits and hours

42 credits


2-year and
part-time study plans

At Rutgers School of Nursing, we prepare you to develop the skills and knowledge base needed to evolve the health care system, no matter your current role and setting. Our students come from roles ranging from staff nurse to nurse executive, and from various settings in practice, academia, and industry.

This master’s program creates an excellent bridge to the post-master’s DNP with leadership focus. We also offer a post-bachelor’s DNP with leadership focus for students seeking an early start to their doctorate.

Upon graduation, you will be eligible to take the leadership certification exams offered through the American Nurses Credentialing Center or American Organization of Nurse Executives.

Edna Cadmus

Meet the Specialty Director

Dr. Edna Cadmus is a Clinical Professor & Specialty Director, Nursing Leadership Program. She is also the executive director of the New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing (NJCCN) and serves as co-lead for the New Jersey Action Coalition (NJAC)