Students are admitted to the graduate programs as members of a cohort, progressing together in a supportive environment.
Our accelerated format is designed to meet the needs nurses in practice who choose to complete their MSN in a collaborative and caring environment.
Classes are usually taken sequentially, one class at a time, on the same day of the week and during the same four-hour period throughout the program.
The student learning outcomes are lived by graduates as:
Create a space for leaders in advanced roles for ‘being-with’ students, staff, and other health care colleagues that reveals authentic nursing presence.
Demonstrate and cultivate excellence in leadership praxis through the synthesis of research, theory, and reflective practice.
Lead change by serving as an active voice for nurses and nursing with patients, families, communities, and organizations regarding health policy and social justice within an ethical framework.
Create an environment that promotes critical inquiry through multiple ways of knowing.
Nurture a place for healing, personal and professional growth, and a culture of caring for self and others.
Foster an environment of excellence and courage for staff and student colleagues to interpret the evidence through the lens of multiple ways of knowing.
NUR 500 - Introduction to Scholarly Caring Inquiry (3)
NUR 501 - Theoretical Foundations of Nursing (3)
NUR 510 - Contemporary Leadership in Nursing (2)
NUR 515 - Issues and Trends in Nursing Administration (3)
NUR 542 - Advancing Caring Science through Scholarly Inquiry (3)
NUR 518 - Health Policy (3)
BUS 521 - Healthcare Economics (3)
BUS 522 - Essentials of Healthcare Finance (3)
BUS 523 - The Business of Healthcare (3)
NUR 520 - Nursing Informatics (2)
NUR 516 - Nursing Administrative Theory and Practice (4)
NUR 620 - Leadership and Administration in Nursing Seminar and Practicum (4)
Small class sizes, cohorts, and personal attention provide a supportive learning environment while practica and study abroad experiences provide opportunities for enacting leadership in administration excellence.
Practicum experiences are tailored to meet your professional goals. Placements are coordinated through our faculty.
Each cohort practices the art of advocacy and service as a professional leadership responsibility.
By working with faculty and the Office of International Programs, our students have studied health policy, leadership, and have even partially fulfilled administration practicum requirements at locations around the world.