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, our graduates develop the skills and knowledge needed to evolve the health care system, no matter your current role and setting. Our students come from diverse roles, ranging from staff nurse to nurse executive, and from various settings in practice, academia, and industry.

This Master of Science in Nursing program creates an excellent bridge to our Post-Master’s DNP with a leadership focus. For students seeking an early start to their doctorate,

Rutgers School of Nursing also offers  a Post-Baccalaureate DNP Program with a leadership focus[SD1] .

Upon graduation, students are eligible to sit for national board certification.

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)