Health Care Leadership

Lead change, promote health, and improve care for multiple populations with our Master of Science in Nursing Health Care Leadership. Become a versatile nursing leader who can guide interprofessional teams in diverse health care environments.

This program is fully aligned with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing. Coursework builds upon the skills and knowledge gained in a BSN Nursing Degree, providing seamless progression to achieving the competencies required for advanced nursing positions.

Available fully online with select blended course options, this nine-course (30 credit) program is designed to accommodate the schedule of a busy, working nurse. It offers you the opportunity to maximize your existing nursing expertise, apply what you learn on-the-job, and connect your studies to your professional goals, empowering you to make a difference as an innovative nursing leader.

This program is available to students in New Hampshire and numerous states across the country. See Availability in Your State for full details.

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How to Ensure Our Online Programs are Available to You

Students who reside outside of New Hampshire must possess an active RN license from the state where you are currently practicing. Some states may restrict practice requirements for degree completion. You are responsible for verifying these restrictions.

Career Outlook

With many current nurses reaching retirement age, a widespread shortage is on the horizon. This will create opportunities for emerging leaders in nursing. As health care systems become more complex, those who can combine their nursing expertise with strong leadership skills can help direct outcomes and influence change within their organization to improve quality of care for patients.


  • The master’s degree program in nursing at Granite State College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (