MBA vs MHA vs MSN

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Specializes in Dialysis/Vascular Access Creation.

I have recently been considering going back to school to make advancements into more leadership/management roles in my career. I've been looking into 's Masters degrees for nursing leadership and 3 are being offered: MSN in Leadership and Management, Masters in Healthcare Administration, and MBA in Healthcare Management. I believe the average timeframe of completion for both the MHA and MBA are 1 year while the MSN is 2 years.

How do these differ from one another in career opportunities/advancement?

What roles/titles will I have access to as it pertains to each degree? 

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Specializes in OB-Gyn/Primary Care/Ambulatory Leadership.

I would say that a BSN with either an MHA or MBA is ROUGHLY equivalent to an MSN in Leadership as far as opportunities. IMO the MSN will open a few more doors of opportunity for you. But the MHA or MBA would TEACH you more about being a manager than the MSN would. 

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