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Lincoln Memorial University's Caylor School of Nursing Launches New Nursing Degree

The Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) Caylor School of Nursing (CSON) introduces an innovative master’s degree to prepare nurses for administrative positions in the health care sector. The Nursing Business Administration (NBA) concentration within LMU’s Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) program focuses on business concepts for executive nurse leadership and administration.  The concentration is offered completely online, with courses including finance, budgeting, human resources, marketing and analytics for health care strategies.


“Nurses who want to be hospital nurse administrators do not have to earn both a Master of Science in Nursing and a Master of Business Administration, which translates into a cost savings for the student,” said Dr. Mary Anne Modrcin, dean of the Caylor School of Nursing and vice president for extended sites. “Through LMU’s MSN-NBA program, the nurse acquires critical executive leadership, communication, health policy and cultural competency that prepares them for complex health care nursing business administrative positions globally.”


Designed for the working nurse, the 17-month post-baccalaureate MSN-NBA online program can be completed in four semesters. The BSN to MSN program requires 36 semester hours of graduate course work including a minimum of 360 clinical hours. There is also an online option available for nurses with an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree. If all general education courses have been finished, an individual can complete this option in six semesters. A comprehensive exam is required during the final semester, and students will complete a directed scholarly project. Upon successful completion of the MSN-NBA concentration, students are eligible for certification examinations from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), or the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) provided they have met the practice requirement.


“This new NBA concentration will be challenging and provide nurses with the leadership skills to initiate and advance change at the core of an organization,” Modrcin added.


Now in its 43rd year, the CSON houses the largest undergraduate program at LMU, and with new programs and concentrations like the NBA, enrollment in the CSON has increased exponentially. The CSON offers a variety of degree options to meet nurses’ career goals including the Associate of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees.


Applications for the MSN-NBA program are being accepted in the rolling admissions process. For more information regarding the NBA concentration, please call 1-800-325-0900, ext. 6324 or visit


Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423-869-6280 or e-mail at



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