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Master of Science in Nursing with a Concentration in Nurse Executive

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What can I do with a Master of Science in Nursing with a Concentration in Nurse Executive?

Nurse Manager Nurse Administrator Director of Nursing Vice President of Nursing Chief Nursing Officer Clinical Educator Critical Care Unit Manager Post-Secondary Nursing Instructor Nurse Manager

16%* Estimated Job Growth

Keys to Success

To be successful in this program, students need self-discipline, excellent time management skills, and the motivation to learn and take on new roles and responsibilities. As a nurse executive, you will also need excellent leadership, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills.

South College is eager to support our students in any way we can. Our experienced faculty members are available to provide one-on-one mentoring, and the distance learning platform includes discussion forums so students and faculty can communicate and collaborate. Also, students may complete the clinical portion of the program at an approved location near their homes or workplaces.

South College Nursing Students

Continuing Education

This program is the most advanced nursing program offered by South College.

Additional Information


The South College Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program with Concentration in Nurses Executive received initial approval from the Tennessee Board of Nursing in November 2016.


The South College School of Nursing is undergoing an accreditation review for the baccalaureate degree program in nursing (BSN) and master’s degree program in Nursing (MSN) by the Commission for Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) with an onsite visit scheduled for September 5-7, 2018. We invite the opportunity for you to submit written comments. Written third-party comments must be received by CCNE by August 15, 2018. All comments are to be directed to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
655 K St., NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001

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Total Program and Degree Length
Total Program Credits*: 54 (BSN-MSN) 128 (RN-MSN) 234 (RN-BSN-MSN)
Degree Length: 12 months full-time enrollment
*South College operates on the quarter system, offering the possibility for more flexibility and more options for our students.
Program Tuition Rate
Please contact Admissions at 865-288-8750.
South College offers flat-rate tuition, which provides students the opportunity to take more hours for a lower cost. 10-18 hours is the same cost regardless of how many hours are taken.

Consumer Information

Amounts for tuition, fees, books, and supplies are subject to change. Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program can be found here. South College follows the required methodology provided by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission for the reporting of employment information for graduates. This information is compiled on an annual basis and submitted to the Commission by October 15 each year for graduates during the most recently completed reporting year (July 1-June 30). For more detailed information related to the calculation of graduate employment rates, please click here.

*The career options listed above are a small sample of potential job titles, and are not meant to be comprehensive. Students may or may not find employment in these positions. Job growth statistics are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014–2024 projections. Note that the Bureau does not publish estimates for all job titles, so in some cases these numbers are an approximation based on similar job titles.

Success at South College

Shawn Domm

I chose South College because it came highly recommended from mentors of mine, the faculty is second to none, and the program fits my ever-changing lifestyle. I also chose it because of the flexibility. My wife is still serving in the United States Air Force on Active Duty, and this means that we move when they tell us to move.

- Shawn Domm, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Elizabeth Ferichs

One of the major reasons I chose South College was for the smaller class sizes. It allows more one-on-one time between students and professors, which enhances the learning experience for me.

- Elizabeth Frerichs, Bachelor of Science in Health Science
Adam Hatcher

I went to college originally straight out of high school with the intent of majoring in musical performance with a concentration in theoretical studies. I was not prepared to for college at that point, so I decided to gain some experience and maturity by joining the work force full-time. After working for 10 years, I felt it was time to try school again.

- Adam Hatcher, Bachelor of Business Administration
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