Online Master of Science in Nursing Post Master of Business Administration
Health Systems Leadership

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Overview of the Online MS Nursing Program-Post MBA

The MSN-Post MBA is a Master of Science in Nursing (with a major in Health Systems Leadership) for those students who have already completed a MBA. This degree is designed to meet the worldwide need for principle-centered nurse leaders with strong fiscal knowledge and skill. This program is 30 credit hours.

This major provides an academic experience that prepares students to be transformative nurse leaders and world-changers. This major is designed to develop healthcare system leaders who are ethical, effective, efficient, and innovative to meet the needs of the future of healthcare. These goals are accomplished by developing nurse scholars through an integrated experience of advanced intellectual challenge, collaboration, evidence-based professional growth, and hands-on, real-world experience. Graduates complete 520 practicum hours and are prepared to assume leadership roles within a variety of healthcare settings, nationally and globally.


Did you know? IWU offers other health systems leadership programs, too. Find one that fits you!

You’ll Learn To…

  • Integrate knowledge of the art and science of leadership and nursing into the role of a nursing leader.
  • Create an environment that fosters a person-centered approach to nursing leadership that values the well-being of one's self, staff, patients, families and communities and establishes communication skills to enhance interprofessional relationships.
  • Lead systems to enhance population health.
  • Utilize scholarship and evidence to guide quality improvement principles in the leadership of nursing practice.
  • Apply systems and complexity principles to lead nursing practice through the use of information and communication technology.

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30 Total
$587/ Credit Hour *

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing


Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans benefits, and employer reimbursement.


Here is the list of courses required to complete the program. Full course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles. For further information, feel free to contact us.

13 Courses

These courses contain the program-specific knowledge. Upon completion, you should have the tools to conquer your new career with confidence.



Click on each section to expand the different requirements for this program. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

  • Proof that all nursing licenses - whether current or inactive - are unencumbered. Potential students with encumbered nursing licenses will not be considered eligible for enrollment at Indiana Wesleyan University.
  • All applicants must provide three letters of professional reference. References should be from faculty members, professional colleagues, work supervisors, or a pastor who can evaluate the applicant's potential for success in a graduate program. Recommendations from family members are NOT appropriate. These letters should be solicited from professionals who can address the applicant's qualifications for the MSN or doctoral programs.
  • Original transcript from the undergraduate degree granting institution and institution where graduate courses have been taken.
  • A criminal history background check (at the student's expense) must be completed before registration for any track of the masters nursing program. Letters of acceptance from the Division of Masters Nursing will include instructions for completing the criminal background check. The criminal background check must be completed no earlier than two weeks before the beginning of the first course.
  • MSN - Health Systems Leadership Post-MBA – Students who have met all masters nursing admission requirements and have received an MBA from a regionally accredited college or university are eligible for the post-MBA Health Systems Leadership program.
  • To assist in the decision-making process, the Division of Masters Nursing reserves the right to require the applicant to interview


  • B.S.N. or B.S. degree with a major in nursing from a college or university accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Registered Nurse applicants who have a non-nursing bachelor's degree and a minimum of ten years of recent experience in nursing practice may also be considered for admission by Portfolio. These candidates may submit a Portfolio which includes a current CV/resume, including evidence of accomplishments in nursing based on The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice.

  • An undergraduate grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from the baccalaureate degree-granting institution at which at least a minimum of 30 hours was completed.

  • MSN - Health Systems Leadership/MBA degree program – GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale required. Or

  • Graduate grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from a college or university accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) where at least 9 credits were completed.




Applicants who do not meet the GPA listed in the criteria for regular admission and have at least a 2.75 undergraduate GPA may be conditionally admitted and allowed to take 9 credit hours of masters nursing courses to establish a graduate GPA.

  • Students who have earned a 3.0 GPA by the completion of 9 credit hours in masters nursing courses, will meet the criteria for regular admission.

  • An unsatisfactory grade (C- or lower in any GNUR course) while conditionally admitted will result in administrative withdrawal from the program and denial of regular admission.

  • Students who do not earn a 3.0 GPA by the completion of 9 credit hours in masters nursing courses will be denied regular admission.


Applicants who do not desire to seek a master's degree may enroll in graduate nursing courses as unclassified students. Please contact us for more information.

  • MSN - Health Systems Leadership/MBA degree program – All business courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.
  • Satisfactory completion of all core, major, and clinical requirements for the specific program.
  • Minimum grade of “C” in each core (GNUR prefix) course and “B” in each major (NRA prefix) course.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • The MSN degree programs must be completed within a maximum of four years from the date of enrollment.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.


Practice is an essential component of the graduate nursing program. Practicum courses offer students the opportunity to develop and integrate the knowledge and skills necessary for evidence-based advanced practice. If required by the facility, cost for placement is the responsibility of the student.

  • Students in the MSN/MBA program must complete 520 hours of supervised onsite practicum. The MSN Post-MBA program requires 520 hours of supervised onsite practicum. Student must receive permission from the practicum agency prior to start of practicum hours.
  • Students must maintain an active license in the state where practicum requirements are completed.
  • All RN licenses must remain unencumbered throughout the program.

NOTE: Students must meet all practicum agency requirements.


Below are the program locations, upcoming dates, and meeting times for the program. This list is updated regularly as new classes are added.


Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

The master's degree programs in nursing at Indiana Wesleyan University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, ( IWU is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). 

The Master of Business Administration(MBA) program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

*Effective 07-01-2021 through 06-30-2022