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MS, Nursing & Interprofessional Leadership

The MS, nursing & interprofessional leadership degree program is an innovative and flexible, hybrid learning model consisting of online class options with related in-person experiences.

This program is designed for practicing nurses in various positions who want to advance their knowledge and skills for greater influence in healthcare decisions and career mobility.  The Master of Science program emphasizes disciplinary understanding, knowledge, and practice through relationship building and the inclusion of stakeholders across settings 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 health care system within an interprofessional clinical and non-clinical environment to address gaps and health care inequities.

NursingCAS application process is open for the Fall 2024 Admissions Cycle

  • Priority Admission Deadline: Completed App. Deadline: 2/4/24
  • Regular Admission Deadline: Completed App. Deadline: 3/10/24
  • Rolling Admission Deadline: Completed App. Deadline: 5/1/24

START YOUR APPLICATION TODAY: Supplemental application fee will automatically be WAIVED for all applicants in the MS Program.   APPLY BELOW





"I was searching for a master’s program that was tailored toward nurse leaders. UMass Chan’s willingness to work with each graduate student to meet their needs and guide them to success has been invaluable.”

Danielle Garrity, RN
MS student, 2024 candidate

Our MS, Nursing & Interprofessional Leadership will provide:

  • career mobility
  • a dynamic campus environment
  • a competitive edge for interprofessional oportunities
  • an innovative and flexible, hybrid learning model
  • available scholarships

Also look into your HR tuition reimbursement benefits.

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.
  • Clinically active, experienced, committed practicing faculty as APRNs and nurse leaders.
  • A small faculty to student ratio ideal for graduate-level education.

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

  • Lead and participate in interprofessional collaborative team practice. 
  • Critically appraise, synthesize, and use the best evidence to resolve problems.
  • Seek innovative quality and safety solutions through the application of system principles in project development, strategic planning, and ethical decision-making.
  • 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.
  • Leverage technologies to facilitate solutions to improve health outcomes and optimize the health experience. 



"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

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