2019-2020 Catalog

Nurse Executive Leadership and Administration

The graduate specialty in Nurse Executive Leadership and Administration focuses on theories, research, and evidence-based practices of nurse executive leadership and administration. Graduate online learners examine the knowledge and skills nurse executives need to manage health care quality and safety. Emphasis is on management of finance and operations of health care organization, leading health care innovations, and strategies to respond to health care challenges and trends. Throughout the course curricula, learners are directed to assess and strengthen their characteristics in ethics, cultural awareness, and health care leadership. Successful graduates of this specialization are prepared to pursue roles as nurse executives in a variety of health care delivery settings.

The Goals of the emphasis area are to prepare Nursing professionals to:

  • Perform leadership abilities related to financial management and concepts of healthcare systems at an executive level.
  • Provide quality healthcare based in policy and procedures within legal, ethical, and moral standards.
  • Provide and support workforce development, resource management, technology integration, incorporation of increasing governmental standards/regulations, leadership/mentorship, and role definition of future health care changes.
  • Possess refined leadership skills that include communication, leadership, and professionalism as applied in the today's health care diverse environment.

Degree Requirements

MSN Core Requirements - 20 hours

MSN 5100Nursing Theoretical Foundations

2

MSN 5110Nursing Research & Scholarly Synthesis

2

MSN 5120Health Information Systems and Nursing Technology

2

MSN 5130Professional Leadership and Collaboration

2

MSN 5140Legislation, Policy, Regulations, and Ethics in Health Care

2

MSN 5200Advanced Physical Health Assessment

4

MSN 5210Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology

3

MSN 5220Advanced Pharmacology

3

Nurse Executive Leadership Requirements - 16 hours

MSN 6300Healthcare Business and Finance Management

2

MSN 6310Healthcare Operations - Law, Policy, Quality, Ethics, and Human Resources

2

MSN 6320Professional Nursing Role in Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems

2

MSN 6330Excellence in Advanced Leadership Roles

2

MSN 6550Executive Leadership Capstone

4

MSN 6560Executive Leadership Practicum I

1

MSN 6565Executive Leadership Practicum II

3

MSN Core Requirements - 20 hours
Nurse Executive Leadership Requirements - 16 hours

Total requirements for graduation - 36 hours