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Graduate Studies Catalog 2020-2021 
    
Graduate Studies Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Executive Nurse Leadership, MSN


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Executive Nurse Leadership, MSN

Nurse executives require sound clinical knowledge and administrative skills to function effectively as leaders within today’s integrated healthcare delivery systems. The executive nurse leadership specialization, offered in conjunction with the Department of Health Administration and Human Resources, prepares nurse executives to be leaders in the increasingly complex and rapidly changing healthcare climate. The curriculum emphasizes content in organizational and financial management perspectives, as well as the knowledge and skills to exert a leadership role in health care and contribute to the art and science of nursing.

Curriculum

The executive nurse leadership specialization is a 30-credit Master of Science in Nursing degree program for baccalaureate-prepared nurses. Students are admitted in the fall or spring semester. The program can be completed in 21 months. Some of the courses are online.

Each student is required to complete a 125-clock hour executive nurse leadership practicum. Faculty will provide guidance and support in selection of a preceptor for the practicum who will work with the student to facilitate real-world experience in the application of leadership and management principles. The preceptor and clinical site selection will be based on the student’s career goals. The preceptor will have a minimum of a master’s degree in nursing or related field.

Total credits for program: 30 credits

Required Courses Courses Credits
NURS 591   Issues in Advanced Nursing Practice 3
NURS 593   Research Methodology and Application 3
NURS 597   Systems Leadership in Advanced Practice Nursing 3
NURS 541   Family Health Promotion 2
Concentration/ Specialization Courses    
HAD 501   Health Care Financial Management 3
HAD 504   Human Resources Management 3
HAD 508   Leadership in Health Care Organizations 3
NURS 598   Executive Nurses Leadership Practicum 1
Nursing Electives   6
Free Graduate Elective   3
     
Total Program Credits 30 credits

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