The Master of Science in Nursing Leadership prepares graduate-level nurses for practice as nurse leaders and nurse administrators in a variety of healthcare settings. The program includes a series of integrated learning experiences that focus on the development of nurses with strong critical skills who are capable of leadership and innovation in a dynamic healthcare system. The curriculum is based on current, relevant nursing practice that challenges nurses to work as both individuals and group members to critically analyze, evaluate and develop solutions in response to emerging trends and issues in nursing practice and healthcare. Students will have clinical practicum experiences with nursing executive leadership in a variety of quality healthcare systems. All courses in the MSN Nursing Leadership are offered online via internet using a learning management system that includes a variety of technologies for interaction among students and faculty. In addition, the specialty program content focuses on the impact of national, state, and local healthcare policy and financing on nursing practice.
In the Master of Science in Nursing Leadership, students can earn a dual MSN/MBA with an additional 30 semester hours.