Top schools offering nursing administration programs:

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
- The Master’s Program for the Health Care and Nursing Administration (HCNA) Specialization prepares nurses with a bachelor’s degree in nursing for an active and participatory role in Health Care Administration in its many and varied forms.
- This specialization meets one of the requirements for certification as a nurse administrator, advanced (CNAA, BC) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
- Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has been cited by its peers and reported in U.S.News & World Report as an “up and coming school firmly focused on improving the job they’re doing today”.

Azusa Pacific University (APU)
- The Master of Science in Nursing students may choose to earn a Nursing Administration Specialty. Coursework for the Nursing Administration Specialty focuses on combining the resources of nursing, organizational development, and business management.
- The Princeton Review designated APU as 1 of 123 colleges in the 2010 Best in the West category.

Mercy College
- The nursing administration track is designed for baccalaureate prepared nurses who wish to pursue a master degree in nursing administration.
- Mercy's Nursing program is registered by The New York State Education Department and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
- Mercy College is Middle States accredited, an Hispanic-serving institution, and is designated as a Department of Veteran Affairs “Yellow-Ribbon” school.

The University of Texas at Austin
- The Nursing Administration and Heathcare Systems Management Masters concentration prepares graduates to assume a variety of leadership positions within healthcare.
- Students are required to complete a practicum experience with a preceptor in their area of interest.
- The School of Nursing at The University of Texas at Austin is ranked in the top 20 of master's programs in the nation (US News and World Report).

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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