The MS – Leadership in Nursing Administration curriculum is grounded in evidence-based practice and consists of:
- Three (9-credits) core MS courses
- Two (6-credits) courses from School of Healthcare Leadership
- Two (6-credits) courses from Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Program
- School of Nursing specialty courses including the practicum experience (15-credits)
Nursing leaders will play a pivotal role in the future of nursing. The coursework and practica is designed to focus your expertise in complex systems thinking, organization theory, quality improvement, finance, informatics, population health, business, and leadership practices. The program will prepare you with the knowledge, skills, and behaviors relative to your values and interests to function as emerging nurse leaders in a variety of healthcare settings.
A Unique and Innovative Approach
The program includes an interprofessional partnership with the Institute’s School of Healthcare Leadership data analytics and healthcare administration curricula.
Utilizing unique Institute programming including Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI), strong instructional design capacity, and a long history of pedagogical excellence within the School of Nursing, over the course of the part-time two-year online program, you will:
- Gain over 400 hours of practicum experience to support the development of skills related to leadership, management, critical thought, and problem-solving.
- Become highly skilled to analyze organizations, interview nurse directors and managers, and create staffing, budgets, and business strategy plans.
- Initiate collaborative practice to enhance quality and safety by working in teams along different healthcare workers to deliver the highest quality of care across settings.
After earning your degree, you can seamlessly transition to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at the Institute.