Nursing & Health Care Administration, MSN
Drawing on the combined strengths of the School of Nursing, The Wharton School, and the Organizational Dynamics Program, this program gives you unparalleled opportunities to learn from the very best in the field.
We know our students have wide ranging interests regarding the kind of administrative or leadership fields they’d like to pursue, so we tailor your educational plan to best suit your career goals. Generally, you’ll focus in these areas: operations management, healthcare consulting, quality improvement, or project management. In addition to coursework in leadership development, research, and systems thinking, we also cover financial management, strategic planning, quality improvement and patient safety processes, negotiations, informatics, and human resources management, all with an emphasis on administration in diverse healthcare settings.
A total of 14.5 course units are required. This program culminates with an administrative practicum in which students work with a healthcare leader in an area of their choosing.
We also provide a plan of study for full time students; part-time study is also possible and plans of study can be developed with faculty advisors.
|NURS 540||Current Issues In Health and Social Policy||1|
|NURS 549||Human Resources Management in Healthcare||1|
|NURS 610||Concepts in Healthcare Economics||0.5|
|NURS 612||Principles and Practice of Healthcare Quality Improvement||1|
|NURS 650||Systems Thinking in Patient Safety||1|
|NURS 651||Healthcare Informatics||1|
|NURS 652||Applied Healthcare Accounting and Business Planning||1|
|NURS 699||Advanced Roles in Administrative Nursing Practice||1|
|NURS 748||Leadership Development in Healthcare||1|
|NURS 547||Scientific Inquiry for Evidence-based Practice||1|
|or NURS 637||Introduction to Research Methods and Design|
|Select 3 electives 1||3|
|NURS 548||Negotiations in Healthcare||1|
|NURS 655||Nursing Administration Practicum||1|
|Total Course Units||14.5|
Information about recommended electives can be found at: https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/nursing-and-health-care-administration/plans-of-study/.
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.