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The Ursuline College Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Leadership Track take selected master’s core courses to enhance clinical reasoning and utilize evidence–based practice, as well as five additional courses focused on leadership development. Through coursework and clinical experiences, students develop the knowledge and skills to become nursing leaders with advanced skills in systems and management. 

The course delivery methods for the MSN Leadership track permit students to take the courses via online learning and as requested, some courses can also be taken with other MSN students in the face-to-face classroom.

Master syllabi have been created for these courses referencing the AACN MSN Essentials as well as the American Nursing Credentialing Centers Nurse Executive, Advanced Board Certification test outline and authoritative texts reference list. The practicum hours required in the curriculum prepare the student for the Nurse Executive exam and enable the student to use those hours when advancing to a Doctor of Nursing Practice Program (DNP). Students who are wishing to continue with their course work to pursue the Ursuline College DNP may take two DNP courses in the MSN Leadership track.

Ursuline College Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Track Leadership Program Webpage

Jobs and Salary Data

Ursuline College Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Track Leadership Curriculum Guide


Admission Requirements & Procedures

  • Upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree, evidence of ability to do graduate work as indicated by a recommended 3.0 GPA shown on the applicant’s transcript(s).
  • All official transcript(s) for baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and any additional undergraduate or graduate academic coursework whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript, including one that verifies completion of an accredited baccalaureate program in nursing. Transcript(s) must be forwarded to the Office of Graduate Admission directly by the issuing institution.

Ursuline College
Office of Graduate Admission
2550 Lander Rd.
Pepper Pike, OH 44124

  • Application for Graduate Studies, including an essay of 500–1,000 words. Application may be submitted online.
  • Non-refundable $25 application fee.
  • Three recommendations utilizing the required recommendation form. Recommendations should be written by appropriate professionals attesting to the suitability of the applicant for graduate work in the particular field. Preferred references include: one from a previous instructor, one from an advanced practice nurse, and one from a work supervisor.
  • Applicants are urged to initiate formal application as far as possible in advance of the semester or term in which they plan to enroll. Graduate nursing courses begin in the fall and spring semesters. 


How do I know if I am in the University Partnership?  

How do I know if I am in the University Partnership?

  • You are following the UP Curriculum Pathway from the associate to the bachelor’s degree.
    • For 2:2 degrees, you have been admitted to the partner institution and have registered for your first classes the upcoming semester, 3rd year of partner classes.  The first day of the 3rd year class, you are officially a UP student.
    • For 3:1 degrees, you are a UP student if you are registered for the 3rd year in either bridgework LCCC classes or UP partner classes. You may not be necessarily admitted with the UP partner just yet.  The first day of the 3rd year of UP or LCCC bridgework class, you are officially a UP student.
  • UP Office will use the email address your partner institution shares with us, which is once a semester, to email out a reminder to you about the UP program supports and services.
  • If you are unsure if you are in the UP, you are welcome to email or call the UP Office to verify your status.

How do I show proof I am a UP student to receive benefits and supports offered at LCCC

  • Go to the Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor of the LCCC Bass Library  (440) 366-4026.
  • Show your class registration for UP classes with the partner institution or LCCC bridgework classes.
  • Bass Library staff will place a color coded sticker on the back of your LCCC or partner institution ID card.  If you have no LCCC or UP ID card, a UP ID card will be issued to you.
  • You will need to get a new sticker (date specific) each semester that you are registered for UP partner classes.
  • An ID card is not required but would be needed if you are seeking benefits and supports at LCCC while in the partnership.
  • Supports and services are for Elyria Campus and the Learning Centers (Community Learning  Center at Lorain High School, Lorain Learning Center at City Center, LCCC Wellington Center, and University Partnership Ridge Campus).


For More Information

Melanie Steele, MBA
Director of Graduate Admission
Schedule an appointment with Melanie. 

Ursuline College Graduate Tuition & Fees Webpage and Graduate Financial Aid Webpage

See the Ursuline College Academic Calendar for important academic dates and deadlines.