Nursing Administration

Nursing Administration

Nursing Administration

The Nursing Administration track is offered entirely online and designed to prepare nurses to practice in an administrative role in the healthcare setting and provide leadership in the profession. The program is designed to facilitate the integration and application of advanced administrative theory and skills.

The Master of Science in Nursing-Nursing Administration requires 33 semester credit hours, inclusive of 3 SCH of elective. The graduate will meet the educational requirements to be Certified in Executive Nurse Practice (CENP) by the American Organization of Nurse Executives

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NURS 505 - Evidence Based Practice I

The course builds on the student's prior basic knowledge of the research process and the application of evidence to the practice setting. At the graduate level, the nurse translates current evidence and identifies gaps where there is insufficient evidence to support practice. The graduate level nurse, as a result of this course, will lead the process of implementing evidence as the basis for practice at all levels of direct and indirect care. This is the first of two courses. This course emphasizes theory as the foundation for research, ethics in research, and qualitative approaches to research.

NURS 507 - Healthcare Informatics

This course prepares the student to utilize informatics and healthcare technologies to deliver and enhance patient care through the use of patient care technologies, communication and data management technologies, health care management for evidence based care and education, and electronic health records.

NURS 509 - Healthcare Population Health/Health Policy

Clinical prevention and health promotion is emphasized in this course that prepares the graduate student to improve the health status of populations, particularly those affected by health disparities. The course will assist the student to develop competence in political activism and policy advocacy. The relationship between health care policy and health disparities are discussed as a factor in poor health outcomes. The student will plan strategies for collaboration with other professionals to affect change.

NURS 512 - Healthcare Economics and Finance

The focus in this course is on the financial impact of administrative and management decisions across health care organizations. Students will explore the interconnectivity between finance and other aspects of health care such as safety and quality through evidence in economics and cost accounting, budgeting, staffing effectiveness and legal/ethical issues.

NURS 520 - Administrative Theories

Theories of leadership and organizational behavior as they apply to the health care arena are explored. A personal philosophy of nursing leadership applicable to a wide variety of roles will be identified. It focuses on implementation of strategies for change while analyzing the probable consequences of alternative plans and actions. Major content includes (but is not limited to) preparing the environment for change, professional and organizational communications, policy development, contracting, negotiating, and delegating.

Nursing Department Contacts

Kristie Avery
Admission Coordinator II
BASS 325
(903) 334-6747