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MSN Nurse Administrator

In this track, you’ll learn to understand and evaluate the impact of nursing decisions; improve the effectiveness of your organization; lead and manage a diverse work force; develop collaborative relationships within your organization and community; and facilitate change.

Two Year Progression

Year 1

Fall Semester
MSN 510 Conceptual & Theoretical Foundations for Nursing (3 credits; 7 weeks)
MSN 512 Research for Evidence-based Nursing Practice (3 credits; 7 weeks)
MSN 552 Pharmacological Principles of Clinical Therapeutics Across the Lifespan  (3 credits; 14 weeks)

Spring Semester
MSN 550 Physiology and Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nursing Across the Lifespan (3 credits; 14 weeks)
MSN 516 Issues and Trends Relevant to Nursing (3 credits; 7 weeks)
MSN 541 Organization and Structure of Nursing Care Delivery Systems (3 credits; 14 weeks)

Year 2

Fall Semester
MSN 543 Resources for the Delivery of Nursing Care (4 credits [3 credits didactic; 1 credit clinical (56 clock hours)]; 14 weeks)
MSN 514 Informatics & Technology in Nursing (3 credits; 7 weeks)
MSN 520 Vulnerable Populations: Nursing Perspectives (3 credits; 7 weeks)

Spring Semester
MSN 545 Nurse Administrator Practicum(6 credits [3 credits didactic, 3 credits clinical (168 clock hours)]; 14 weeks)
MSN 551 Advanced Health and Physical Assessment Across the Lifespan (3 credits [2 credits didactic, 1 credit online lab (56 clock hours)]; 14 weeks)

Three Year Progression (Fall Start Part-time)

Year 1

Fall Semester
MSN 510 Conceptual & Theoretical Foundations for Nursing (3 credits; 7 weeks)
MSN 512 Research for Evidence-based Nursing Practice (3 credits; 7 weeks) 

Spring Semester
MSN 550 Physiology and Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nursing Across the Lifespan (3 credits; 14 weeks)
MSN 516 Issues and Trends Relevant to Nursing (3 credits; 7 weeks)

Year 2

Fall Semester
MSN 552 Pharmacological Principles of Clinical Therapeutics Across the Lifespan  (3 credits; 14 weeks)
MSN 520 Vulnerable Populations: Nursing Perspectives (3 credits; 7 weeks)
 
Spring Semester
MSN 541 Organization and Structure of Nursing Care Delivery Systems  (3 credits; 14 weeks)
MSN 551 Advanced Health and Physical Assessment Across the Lifespan (3 credits [2 credits didactic, 1 credit online lab (56 clock hours)]; 14 weeks)

Year 3

Fall Semester
MSN 543 Resources for the Delivery of Nursing Care (4 credits [3 credits didactic, 1 credit clinical (56 clock hours)]; 14 weeks)
MSN 514 Informatics & Technology in Nursing (3 credits; 7 weeks)

Spring Semester
MSN 545 Nurse Administrator Practicum (6 credits [3 credits didactic, 3 credits clinical (168 clock hours)]; 14 weeks)

Master of Science in Nursing Program Goals

Integrate knowledge of theory and research to develop a comprehensive and ethical approach for nursing practice, education, and administration in a global society.

Utilize advanced clinical knowledge and skill to promote, maintain, and/or restore optimum wellness to clients.

Articulate the issues and trends that affect the social, economic, political, and institutional forces that influence nursing and health care delivery.

Critically appraise and utilize scientific, expert, and other sources of knowledge to ensure quality outcomes in the context of evidence-based practice.

Develop collaborative and interprofessional relationships to improve health outcomes in a variety of settings.

Nurse Administrator Expected Learning Outcomes (ELO)

Function effectively as a leader within a health care system.

Use systems thinking to evaluate the impact of nursing decisions on the health care organization as a whole.

Apply knowledge of health care policy, regulations, economics, budgeting, and finance to improve organizational effectiveness.

Lead and manage a diverse human workforce.

Develop collaborative relationships within the health care system, the community and academia.

Critically appraise best evidence to improve organizational effectiveness and patient outcomes.

Determine patient care quality improvement goals in accordance with national quality initiatives.

Use information systems to access and analyze data for use in planning for patient care and health care system processes.

Apply legal and ethical standards to health care operations.

Facilitate change within health care organizations.

Note: Adapted from the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and the American Nurses Association (ANA) Scope and Standards for Nurse Administrators