Health Leadership, MSN
Our Health Leadership Master’s program prepares professional nurses for leadership roles in many healthcare fields such as global and public health, nursing education, consulting, health policy and risk management, and quality improvement.
You’ll have unparalleled freedom to design the focus of your studies to best match your interests and career goals. We emphasize research and systems thinking and provide you with the chance to develop leadership skills. Five core leadership courses are requisite and the remainder of your course of study is designed with program faculty to inform your career interests (three are nursing leadership electives and four courses may be taken anywhere within the University).
A total of 12 course units are required.
Due to the number of electives in the program, students can earn multiple minors or can pursue dual degrees. Dual degrees are offered with the Public Health Program (MSN/MPH), with the Bioethics Department (MSN/MBE), and with the Law School (MSN/ML). Minors are offered in Quality Improvement and Safety Processes in Healthcare, Organizational Dynamics, and in Transformative Nursing Education.
|Core Nursing Courses|
|NURS 650||Systems Thinking in Patient Safety||1|
|NURS 748||Leadership Development in Healthcare||1|
|NURS 699||Advanced Roles in Administrative Nursing Practice||1|
|NURS 540||Current Issues In Health and Social Policy||1|
|or NURS 708||Public Policy Leadership in the American Public/Private System of Health Care|
|NURS 547||Scientific Inquiry for Evidence-based Practice||1|
|or NURS 637||Introduction to Research Methods and Design|
|or NURS 500||Introduction to Principles and Methods of Epidemiology|
|Select 3 course units of Nursing leadership electives||3|
|Nursing Theory Electives|
|Select 4 course units of theory electives within the University||4|
|Total Course Units||12|
The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2020 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.