Online RN (ADN/ASN) to MSN/MBA Bridge Program

RN to MSN-MBA Dual Degree Online Program Overview

Spring Arbor offers one of the best MSN MBA online programs in the Midwest, ranked in the top tier of regional universities by U.S. News & World Report. With a flexible online format, students nationwide can emerge as leaders in business and nursing through our MSN MBA dual degree program. 

Students in the RN MBA program, earn their BSN, in addition to their MSN and MBA degrees. Nursing MBA students are taught how to oversee healthcare operations, improve services, and create policies and procedures to make the delivery of care more efficient.

As a student in our top RN to MBA program, you can: 

  • Stay on track to earn your graduate level nursing MBA degree and earn your bachelor’s along the way
  • Keep working full-time, as our RN to MBA program has no mandated log-in times and a flexible online format
  • Enjoy a week off in between classes with our 7-1-7 model (7 week courses, 1 week break)
  • Join a caring community of engaged faculty, mentors, and students
  • Add business acumen to your current experience and broaden your understanding of nursing practice
  • Grow personally, professionally, and spiritually from a faith-based education
  • Feel supported by your Student Success Coach throughout the program helping you find work-school-home balance
  • Graduate prepared to take either the AONL Certified Nurse Manager exam and/or the ANCC Nurse Executive Certification exam

Specialize your skills with these MSN MBA program concentrations to choose from:

  • Healthcare Administration: Address the complexities in healthcare by focusing on current issues and trends in healthcare administration, policy, economics, quality, and strategy of healthcare management
  • Human Resource Development: Effectively lead a human resources department as you learn topics on organizational behavior, enhancing group and team performance, and promoting workplace learning and development
  • Management: Develop competitive strategy skills in a computer-simulated business environment, in addition to examining management, ethical leadership, and human resource development topics
  • Organizational Consulting: Learn to understand, predict, and impact individual and group behavior to improve the effectiveness of medical organizations
  • Executive Leadership: Develop strategy-building skills and become an expert in planning corporate growth, improving structural design, and long-term development

The RN MBA program is designed for nurses who work full-time and need a flexible, efficient way to earn their BSN, MSN, and MBA degrees on one convenient track. To learn more, get your program guide.

We also offer a BSN to MSN/MBA degree program for registered nurses with a BSN degree.


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The master's degree program in nursing at Spring Arbor University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

MSN-MBA Dual Degree Careers & Outcomes

Leaders in nursing with MBA degrees enjoy a bright career outlook and rewarding salaries. A common role for those who hold this degree is Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). CNOs oversee the delivery of patient-care and ensure clinical and staffing standards are met. Chief nursing officers with an MSN-MBA earn, on average, over $120,000* annually.

As an MSN MBA dual degree graduate, you will be qualified to teach nursing and business. You will be ready to sit for either the AONL Certified Nurse Manager exam and/or the ANCC Nurse Executive Certification exam.



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Online RN to MSN-MBA Dual Degree Program Curriculum

Featured courses:

  • MBA 617 Leadership in Business
  • MBA 631 Accounting for Managers
  • MBA 661 Marketing for Managers

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