Thoughts...MSN-ManagementLeadership or MBA

  1. What are your thoughts? What is your institution favoring? MSN management/leadership or MBA?
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   klone
    Any hospital that is magnet or hoping to become magnet will require/prefer an MSN for nursing managers.
  4. by   jrt4
    As a magnet hospital I believe you must have a MSN. University of Phoenix has a nice MBA/MSN combo degree. I have an MSN in leadership through the university of Southern Indiana. Its fairly priced and all online.
  5. by   elkpark
    There are some MSN/MBA combo programs out there. An MSN with a concentration in management/leadership seems to be the preferred credential for nurses in administrative roles.
  6. by   psychRNmom2
    There is no preference in my institution. I feel an MSN in management will afford me more opportunities that I am interested in. My passion is nursing so the material I am learning is interesting and relevant. If I don't like leadership, I could teach, get my DNP etc. I don't see myself in a top executive position-that's not what I am interested in, but if I were, than I would probably get an MBA. Our CNO has an MSN though. She is a true nurse's nurse. I feel those who get an MBA vs MSN lose a bit of the nursing perspective and are more driven by numbers than patient care.
  7. by   NCineas
    MSN in leadership

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