NEW MASTERS IN NURSING – HEALTH SYSTEMS LEADERSHIP 

NEW PROGRAM – NOW ADMITTING FOR FALL 2018!
The Master’s in Nursing (MSN) Leadership program is designed for baccalaureate prepared registered nurses (RN) who desire an advanced nursing degree that prepares the graduate to lead in a variety of healthcare systems. The program is offered in conjunction with the Lerner School of Business, allowing students to take interdisciplinary courses offered by both Nursing and Business to meet the end of program student learning outcomes.

 

The purpose of this program is to prepare nurses to lead health system changes across a continuum of tertiary, primary, and community-based settings. Graduates will develop personal and organization leadership skills and competencies to enable them to transform healthcare environments to achieve optimal health outcomes in an agile and fiscally responsible manner. Students will have the opportunity to apply theoretical concepts to real world issues in healthcare environments and develop an evidence-based process improvement plan through two 224 hour practicum courses at the completion of their program.

Graduates of the program will be prepared to take on leadership roles as Nurse Managers, Directors of Nursing, Clinical Coordinators, Chief Nursing Officers, and Chief Executive Officers and will be eligible for certification in Executive Nursing Practice by CCNE or AONE after completion of the program and two years of experience in executive nursing practice.

Courses are offered online and hybrid with on-campus immersion classes. Courses that are currently offered for the DNP/MBA programs will be offered completely online. Lerner School of Business courses are offered online and on-campus. Students can choose to attend either section.

Application Deadlines

For Fall of 2018, applications are due by August 15, 2018. 
After that time, applications will only be accepted once/year during the spring semester. The deadline is February 1, for consideration into the fall semester of the same year.

Curriculum
Course Credits
 NURS 813 Leadership  & Innovation in Population Health (online) 3
 NURS 844 Population Healthcare Informatics (online) 3
 NURS 843 Policy and Finance for Healthcare Delivery (online) 3
 NURS 628 Evidence-based Practice and Theory (Hybrid) 3
 NURS 881 Population Health I (Hybrid) 3
 NURS 870 Writing for Dissemination (Hybrid) 2
 NURS 818 Advanced Nursing Science (Hybrid) 1
 ACCT 800 Financial Reporting and Analysis (online or on-campus) 3
 BUAD 820 Fundamentals of Analytics (online or on-campus) 3
 BUAD 870 Managing People, Teams, and Organization (online or on-campus) 3
 NURS 680 Health Systems Nursing Leadership I Practicum (224 hours) (Hybrid) 6
 NURS 681 Health Systems Nursing Leadership II Practicum (224 hours) (Hybrid) 6
 TOTAL CREDITS FOR PROGRAM 39

** Students should complete all coursework before completing the practicum courses **

Sample Full time Plans
FALL WINTER SPRING SUMMER
 Year 1 NURS 813
NURS 881
NURS 818
*7 credits
NURS 628
NURS 870*5 credits
NURS 844
NURS 843
BUAD 820
*8 credits
BUAD 870
ACCT 800*6 credits
 Year 2 NURS 680
*6 credits
NURS 681
*6 credits

**  Courses in Year 1 may be taken in any order **

Sample Part time Plans
FALL WINTER SPRING SUMMER
 Year 1 NURS 813
NURS 818
*4 credits
NURS 628

*5 credits
NURS 844
NURS 843
*6 credits
BUAD 870

*3 credits
 Year 2 NURS 881
NURS 870
*5 credits
BUAD 820
ACCT 800
*6 credits

 NURS 681

*6 credits

** Courses in Year 1 & 2 (except NURS 681) may be taken in any order **