35 TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED
The CCNE-accredited online Master of Science in Nursing Leadership program requires the completion of 35 total credit hours. Course topics including ethical leadership principles, technology integration, governance structures, and policy implications in delivering health care.
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Expand Your Opportunities through a Post-Master’s Certificate
This course provides an observed leadership practicum with an experienced nurse leader. You will develop advanced practice nurse leader skills associated with organizational management theory, analytical skills, collaboration, and decision-making. You’ll also develop a leadership project with an experienced nurse leader and participate in 90 clock hours of practicum.
Prerequisites: NUR 627, NUR 628
This course provides an observed leadership practicum with an experienced nurse leader and builds on the knowledge of organizational leadership and quality improvement. You will integrate advanced knowledge and skills into practical applications in the role of nurse leader. You will also implement a leadership project with an experienced nurse leader and participate in 90 clock hours of practicum.
Prerequisites: NUR 631
CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS
This course focuses on the knowledge and skills essential to understanding the economies of care, business principles, and navigation to affect change in diverse health care systems. It will prepare you to conceptualize a new advanced practice role in the discipline of nursing. You’ll also explore leadership theory, styles, contemporary approaches and strategies.
This course prepares you to analyze information and apply quality improvement methods to affect safety and quality of care and to improve patient outcomes. The use of current and emerging technologies to support safety, quality, and fiscally sound care across diverse settings will be emphasized.
This course will allow you to critically analyze the scientific foundation of nursing by means of evaluating statistical research for scientific quality and applicability to promote evidence-based practice.
Prerequisites: NUR 609
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