Advance your career and prepare to lead with an online Master of Science in the Nurse Leader Track. Students who wish to pursue this track have a desire to move into a leadership position and make meaningful change to influence health or health policy. As the healthcare industry continues to evolve and change, the demand for skilled, transformational leadership is critical. Being an effective leader in the nursing field requires both strong clinical experience, as well as managerial and business acumen. Learn how to effectively communicate with other members of a health care team to promote strategic thinking, planning, and interprofessional collaboration in practice. If you are ready to grow, this program is made for you.
Master of Science in Nursing Nurse Leader (36 Credits)
The purpose of the program is to prepare students to:
Prepare Registered Professional Nurses to assume the role of Nurse Leader in a variety of settings.
Receive a Master of Science (MS) in the Nursing Major
Be eligible to pursue board certification and credentialing offered by the American Organization of Nursing Leadership (ANOL) or American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
The curricular elements of the program was guided by the American Association of Colleges of Nurses (AACN) essentials of Master’s Education (ME) in Nursing which are as follows:
Background for Practice from Sciences and Humanities
Organizational and Systems Leadership
Quality Improvement and Safety
Translating and Integrating Scholarship into Practice
Informatics and Healthcare Technologies
Health Policy and Advocacy
Interprofessional Collaboration for Improving Patient and Population Health Outcomes
Clinical Prevention and Population Health for Improving Health
Master’s Level Nursing Practice
The program outcomes are:
Integrate extant and emerging research and scholarly knowledge to advance nursing care and management within an inter-disciplinary, holistic, caring-healing framework. (ME: I, VII, IX)
Demonstrate advanced clinical and critical reasoning, reflective learning, ethical analysis and all ways of knowing to assess, design, implement, and evaluate advanced nursing care and management practices that are holistic, safe, and evidence-based. (MS: IV, II, III, IV. IX)
Use communication, effective and therapeutic information literacy, and interdisciplinary collaboration to influence relationship building in complex health, cultural, and sociopolitical issues of diverse populations. (MS: VII, IX)
Participate in designing and implementing cost-effective care in diverse, multicultural, and dynamic environments and systems. (ME: II, III, IV, VI, VII, VIII, IX)
Explicate policy, organization, and financing of health care to initiate change and improve nursing and health care practices in communities and globally. (MS: VI, VIII)
Demonstrate role development through accountability and leadership in clinical, management, informatics and healthcare technologies and advanced practice roles. (ME: II, III, IV, V, IX)
Use informatics, data analysis and design thinking as an innovation accelerator for quality improvement and safety. (ME: I, II, III, IV, V, IX)