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Advance Your Career with a MSN/MBA Healthcare Dual Degree
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Accelerated MSN MBA Dual Degree Program

With our MSN/MBA Healthcare degrees, you’ll be equipped to shape the future of nursing and healthcare. This dual degree program is designed for BSN prepared nurses looking to lead in healthcare organizations and improve patient care. Graduates will be prepared to assume healthcare administration and management roles and lead the healthcare revolution. The skills earned in this program are valuable for leaders in numerous healthcare facilities such as hospitals, insurance companies, small practices, hospices and more. Set yourself apart and advance your career, with not one, but two master’s degrees.

Two Degrees – Less Time and Money

  • Save Time: Take four fewer classes (12 credit hours) in our dual degree program as opposed to taking both degrees separately
  • Save Money: Save $6,720 by taking the combined program versus taking both degrees separately (term-based option)
  • Earn two master’s degrees in just over 2 years with this dual degree program (Powered by SIMPath® option)

COVID-19: We’ve implemented course accommodations to support you while you are doing so much to care for your communities.

Term-Based vs. Powered by SIMPath®

Which method is right for you?

You can choose from a traditional term-based delivery method or a more flexible method utilizing virtual simulations called Powered by SIMPath® to complete your MSN and MBA Healthcare degrees.

Term-Based

Ideal for learners who prefer a structured approach with more guidance and less emphasis on computer simulated learning environments.

  • Coursework is presented completely online
  • Monthly starts
  • Total of 20 term-based courses
  • Structured 8-week courses
  • Complete 1-2 courses in 8 weeks
  • 8-week courses may be overlapped or spaced out
  • Courses are in a traditional format:
    • Highly structured courses with consistent due dates.
    • Regular peer interaction through discussion posts
    • Competencies are mainly demonstrated through writing papers
    • Fewer assignments utilizing digital resources such as Sentinel Data labs

$560 per credit hour or $1,680 per course

Total standard tuition: Up to $33,600 (could be less depending on your transfer credits)

Powered by SIMPath®

Ideal if you are self-disciplined and comfortable with technology. You can move through courses at you own pace and demonstrate your skills utilizing an array of methods. 

  • Coursework is presented completely online
  • Monthly starts
  • Register for 16-week semesters and complete the 20 courses at your own pace
  • Courses are in our Powered by SIMPath® format:
    • Show mastery of competencies in unique ways such as PowerPoint presentations, graphics, videos, papers or something completely new
    • Utilize digital resources such as Sentinel Data Labs to enhance the learning experience
    • Weekly meeting with your instructor and peers to keep you on track
    • No “due dates” – although all projects need to be submitted by the end of the 16-week semester

$4,000 per 16-week semester

Total standard tuition: $28,000 (based on completing graduate in seven semesters – can be completed in fewer semesters)

Note: start with a maximum of 3 courses; add as your schedule permits

Completion of the MSN/MBA Healthcare program requires 60 credit hours. Students may be eligible to transfer up to 30 credit hours from previous graduate study.

View more information on MSN practice experiences.

M.S. Nursing, Management and Organizational Leadership/MBA Healthcare, term-based curriculum

MSN Core Courses (18 credit hours)Credit Hours*
N501PE MSN Role Development*3
N512 Advanced Pathophysiology3
N505PE Theoretical Foundations*3
N515PE Research Design*3
N521 Advanced Pharmacology3
N522PE Advanced Physical Assessment3
Nursing Management and Organizational Leadership Specialization (15 credit hours)Credit Hours*
N530PE Leadership in Health Care Organizations3
N525PE Human Resources Management 3
N508PE Clinical and Administrative System3
N540PE Health Care Finance and Economics3
N545PE Health Care Strategic Management and Planning3
MBA Healthcare Courses (24 credit hours)Credit Hours*
MBA520 Modern Organizations and Healthcare3
MBA512 Health Services Management3
MBA515 Healthcare Marketing3
MBA530 Healthcare Financial Management3
MBA538 Healthcare Information Resources Management3
MBA505 Financial & Managerial Accounting3
MBA550 Risk Management for Healthcare Organizations3
MBA564 Performance Improvement in Healthcare3
Capstone (3 credit hours)Credit Hours*
N555PE MSN Capstone3

* Credit hours are equivalent to semester hours

Completion of the MSN/MBA Healthcare program requires 60 credit hours. Students may be eligible to transfer up to 30 credit hours from previous graduate study.

View more information on MSN practice experiences.

M.S. Nursing, Management and Organizational Leadership/MBA Healthcare, Powered by SIMPath® curriculum

MSN Core Courses, Powered by SIMPath® (18 credit hours)Credit Hours*
N501PE MSN Role Development*3
N512 Advanced Pathophysiology3
N521 Advanced Pharmacology 3
N505PE Theoretical Foundations*3
N515PE Research Design*3
N522PE Advanced Physical Assessment3
MSN, Nursing Management and Organizational Leadership Specialization, Powered by SIMPath® (15 credit hours)Credit Hours*
N530PE-CBE Leadership in Health Care Organizations3
N525PE-CBE Human Resources Management3
N508PE-CBE Clinical and Administrative System3
N540PE-CBE Health Care Finance and Economics3
N545PE-CBE Health Care Strategic Management and Planning3
MBA Healthcare Courses, Powered by SIMPath® (24 credit hours) Credit Hours*
MBA520-CBE Modern Organizations and Healthcare3
MBA512-CBE Health Services Management3
MBA515-CBE Healthcare Marketing3
MBA530-CBE Healthcare Financial Management3
MBA538-CBE Healthcare Information Resources Management3
MBA505-CBE Financial & Managerial Accounting3
MBA550-CBE Risk Management for Healthcare Organizations3
MBA564-CBE Performance Improvement in Healthcare3
Capstone (3 credit hours) Credit Hours*
N555PE-CBE MSN Capstone3

* Credit hours are equivalent to semester hours

What You’ll Learn in our MSN, Nursing Management and Organizational Leadership Program

Program Outcomes: Graduates of the MSN, Nursing Management and Organizational Leadership program will be able to:

  • Analyze organizational structures and policies to address organizational issues.
  • Appraise strategic, operational and financial planning processes in health care settings.
  • Implement human resource management principles as an organizational leader.
  • Internalize various organizational and leadership concepts into personal leadership values.
  • Integrate roles as leaders and collaborators in various healthcare settings.
  • Use theoretical knowledge to guide advanced nursing practice.
  • Analyze models that expand the role of nurses in a global society.
  • Evaluate legislation, policies, and economics as applied to the current healthcare environment.
  • Appraise research to enhance professional nursing practice

What You’ll Learn in our MBA Healthcare Program

Program Outcomes: Graduates of the MBA Healthcare administration will be able to:

  • Lead and collaborate with other professionals and communities in planning, providing and improving healthcare services and systems.
  • Effectively manage the performance of healthcare professionals in diverse organizational environments.
  • Integrate multiple functional and professional perspectives to create innovative solutions to complex problems.
  • Use theoretical knowledge and contemporary research for evidence-based decision-making.
  • Lead others in the acceptance of accountability, responsibility and stewardship for an organization’s action and judgments.
  • Address the legal, regulatory and ethical challenges of the healthcare industry.

You Can Afford It

Most American Sentinel students graduate debt free by taking advantage of flexible payment options and 0% financing. Comparing costs for higher education can be tricky.

Find everything you need for a total cost comparison and you’ll see why earning your degrees with American Sentinel offers great value.