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Nursing and Interprofessional Leadership


Learn More about the Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing



Nursing and Interprofessional Leadership
Master of Science Program

Strengthen Your Impact Through Interprofessional Leadership

The Master of Science, Nursing & Interprofessional Leadership (MS-IPL), provides the nurse a theoretical and conceptual foundation of leadership, where leadership is considered from a professional as well as a positional perspective.  The program emphasizes disciplinary understanding, knowledge, and practice through relationship building and inclusivity across stakeholders in creating a shared vision of health within communities, health care institutions and societal systems.

Learners will develop experience and skills to navigate the complexities of the healthcare system within an interprofessional clinical and non-clinical environment to address gaps and healthcare inequities within a relationship-based care model.

NursingCAS application process for the Fall 2023 Admissions Cycle is now open. (see below to apply)

PGO to MS & BSN to MS:  Completed Application Deadline: 7/1/23

START YOUR APPLICATION TODAY: For the Fall 2023 Admission Cycle  $110 supplemental application fee will automatically be WAIVED for all applicants in the MS Program.   


The statistics pre-requisite course requirement must have been taken within the past 5-years, however, flexible options can be intentionally designed if applicants are proactive – please connect with Dr. Antonelli to inquire more about this!

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Admissions Criteria                         Tuition and Fees                    Curriculum-at-a-Glance

Points of Distinction

  • Top-ranked graduate nursing school in New England by Nursing Schools Almanac.
  • Part of the commonwealth’s first and only public academic health sciences center that consists of 3 schools with the UMass Hospital located on campus.
  • A rich interprofessional environment for learning and practicum experiences.
  • A small faculty to student ratio ideal for graduate-level education.
  • Flexible learning options, including a blend of in class and on-line learning.  

At the completion of this program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Lead and participate in interprofessional collaborative team practice to address health and health care delivery throughout the lifespan and across populations.
  • Critically appraise, synthesize, and use the best evidence to resolve problems to improve health and health care processes for best outcomes.
  • Seek innovative quality and safety solutions through the application of system principles in project development, strategic planning, and ethical decision-making to advance health outcomes and equity.
  • Build inclusive partnerships across stakeholders using effective and culturally sensitive communication strategies.
  • Apply principles of cost-effective health care management and strategic policy planning to the decision-making process.
  • Engage in political and health care advocacy to mitigate disparities and inequities to optimize health.
  • Leverage technologies to facilitate solutions to improve health outcomes and optimize the health experience. 

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      an information session                                              the Admissions Manager


"Nurses are practicing and working in diverse workforces and settings requiring advanced knowledge and skills more than ever before. The Master of Nursing and Interprofessional Leadership program prepares nurses to lead and navigate health care systems while building relationships with stakeholders that optimize health and well-being.  Graduates will have the skills and experience to excel within interprofessional teams to address the health needs of patients, families, and communities in clinical and non-clinical settings."  Program Director: Mary Antonelli, PhD, RN, MPH