Nursing Management

SchoolSchool of Nursing and Midwifery
DepartmentDepartment of Nursing Management
DegreeM.Sc. (Master of Science).

Program Description: 

To establish, administer, develop, and run a hospital, it is highly significant to take advantage of managerial expertise specifically the expertise in management of Nursing Administration.  In this regard, the departments of Nursing Administration were first established at several faculties of medicine schools namely Maryland, John Hopkins, Houston, and UCLA during 1970s. The aim of these departments was to train registered nurses who sought additional education to earn a Master of Science in Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Practice to prepare for leadership roles within nursing and Public Health programs. Consequently, Tehran University of Medical Sciences has been offering a Master of Science degree for Nursing Administration since 1987.


The M.Sc. in Nursing Administration is a program designed to enable students to play the role of leaders and managers at different levels of the health care system. The graduates of the program will be able to improve the quality of health care services.



The mission of the program is to train proficient, knowledgeable, committed, ethically aware, and responsible nursing managers in the region and among developing countries in order to take up leadership and management roles at different levels of nursing management through integrating the science of management and evidence-based practice, meritocracy, and expertise in the professional nursing management

  • Training efficient and expert manpower to guide, lead and improve the quality of nursing care delivery at different levels and in several centers
  • Training nursing managers proportional to human characteristics and values to maintain human dignity
  • Qualifying students for doing applied research and using the results in solving problems related to nursing care
  • Acquiring qualifications for guiding and leading clinical nurses to improve professional practice
  • Contributing to health economy and improving efficiency in delivering nursing services

 General Competencies 

Communication skills, interviewing, reporting, critical thinking, professionalism as well as:

  • Concepts and theories in nursing
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Research methodology in nursing
  • Statistics for nursing research

Specific Competencies and Skills (Special Qualifications)

  • Acquiring competence in managing and running units and clinical wards of the country’s hospitals
  • Acquiring the capability to analyze the problems of nursing units in order to enhance the quality of nursing services
  • Acquiring qualifications for conducting applied researches and employing  the findings to solve nursing problems and make good decisions
  • Acquiring qualifications for guiding and managing clinical nurses to improve their professional performance

Duration: 2.5 years

Admission Requirements

General Requirement: To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Graduate Admission Requirements.

Specific Requiremetns:  Holding a Bachelor’s degree in nursing (B.Sc.) received in Iran or abroad

The eligible candidate should have successfully completed an approved related Degree program and should be proficient in English or Persian.

Admission Deadline

Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.

However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31.

Education Fees and Yearly Expenses

For complete and comprehensive information about fees and expenses, please refer to the Education Fees and Yearly Expenses section.


    Total Course Credits      

  • Prerequisite courses: 4 credits
  • Core Courses: 28 credits
  • Dissertation: 4 credits
  • Total Number of Credits: 32


     Program Curriculum

    For access to overall structure of the course Click Here.

Contact Information:

In case of any inquiries, you can contact the Office of International representative of the Department of Nursing Management Tehran University of Medical Sciences through the following:

Contact Person: Dr. Khatera Silani

Tel.:  ( 98 21) 61054120 - 61054119

Email  :


Address: School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tohid Square, Nosrat Street, Tehran 14197-33171, Iran

To contact the Office of International Admissions, please use the following information:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8890 2090-93, Ext.: 169


Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Iran



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