Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Leadership, Clinical Systems Track

Clinical Systems Track: Each track in the MSN Leadership is designed to support the student's specific expertise and career goals. This track supports students to implement evidence-based practice changes in their organizations. These projects build on the student's coursework and allows them to develop competency in leadership and leading change. Students take one elective course and complete the MSN practicum over 2 semesters to support their project in a complex environment. This track supports nurses who choose to become nationally certified in selected areas. Both the Clinical Systems and Integrated Healthcare track has the same number of total credits. STUDENTS DECIDE ON THE TRACK OF THEIR CHOICE AFTER COMPETING THE CORE COURSES AND IN COLLABORAITON WITH THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR.

Graduate Core Courses
NURS 6521Healthcare Leadership Roles for Systems Improvement3
NURS 7601Epidemiology and Biostatistics3
NURS 7605Advanced Health Policy3
NURS 7608Research Methods for Evidence-Based Practice3
Practice Core Courses
NURS 7604Advanced Health Assessment4
NURS 7620Advanced Concepts in Pathophysiology3
NURS 7641Advanced Pharmacology3
Clinical Systems Leadership Specialty Courses
NURS 6523Quality Outcomes Management I5
NURS 6524Quality Outcomes Management II5
NURS 7614Information Technology for Healthcare Improvement3
Select one graduate-level elective (Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering)3
Total Credits38

Clinical Systems Leadership 3-year curriculum plan. Please note there is a 4-year curriculum plan available to discuss with the Program Director. 

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
NURS 6521 Healthcare Leadership Roles for Systems Improvement 3
NURS 7620 Advanced Concepts in Pathophysiology 3
NURS 7604 Advanced Health Assessment 4
NURS 7641 Advanced Pharmacology 3
Second Year
NURS 7608 Research Methods for Evidence-Based Practice 3
Master's Elective (Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering) 3
NURS 7601 Epidemiology and Biostatistics 3
NURS 7614 Information Technology for Healthcare Improvement 3
Third Year
NURS 6523 Quality Outcomes Management I 5
NURS 7605 Advanced Health Policy 3
NURS 6524 Quality Outcomes Management II 5
 Total Credits38