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Nurse Administration

(Not Currently Accepting Applications)

The Nursing Administration concentration enables the student to explore in depth those ideas, skills and roles that foster and enhance the development of innovative nursing practice and qualities of leadership. The curriculum is designed to provide a program of study that meets professional goals while providing flexible planning options, including elective courses in non-nursing colleges, schools and departments. The entire curriculum can be completed via web-based classes, on a part-time basis (up to seven years) and fieldwork sites can be chosen to accommodate living and working demands. All students will be required to take the core courses according to a specific schedule when admitted. The concentration can be completed in 32 credits. Students may opt for a dual degree with Public Administration (MPA).

Upon completion of the program of studies in Nursing Administration, students will be able to apply knowledge from the common competency domains of Leadership, Communication and relationship-building, knowledge of the healthcare environment, professionalism, quality and outcomes management and business skills.


Objectives

At the completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Apply research findings and concepts from nursing, social science and management areas to problem solving in health care delivery systems.
  • Incorporate ethical precepts in leadership and management practices in the achievement of clinical goals of the health care system.
  • Examine goals, structures and processes that facilitate knowledge of and dedication to patient safety through quality nursing care delivery.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills necessary for creating an organizational environment where personal and professional development is an expectation.
  • Examine personal and professional accountability for actions and outcomes of self and others related to evidence-based clinical and management practice.
  • Identify problem-solving approaches to issues of organizational conflict and change management.
  • Assist in the design of the basic elements of information management and control systems.
  • Apply concepts of human resource management and development to personnel issues in nursing care systems and health care.
  • Demonstrate beginning competency in business skills, the management of resources, and strategic management.
  • Demonstrate competency in communication and relationship- skills with internal and external stakeholders utilizing shared decision making processes necessary in complex health care settings.

Admission Requirements

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree (e.g., B.S.N.) from an accredited college or university, with an upper-division major in nursing. (Graduates from non-accredited programs [N.L.N. or C.C.N.E.] and RN’s with baccalaureate degree in non-nursing fields are considered on an individual basis.)
  • Have a minimum grade point average for baccalaureate work of B (3.0) or better.
  • Submit evidence of RN licensure. If NCLEX results are pending at time of application, applicant should indicate this in the personal statement.
  • Complete of the online application. The online application can be accessed by clicking on the link. Letters of recommendation, letter of intent, and a professional resume are required as part of the application process. See the online application guidelines for further information.