Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Leadership, Integrated Healthcare Track
The Nursing Leadership program is an advanced education, nurse generalist degree created in response to an urgent call for better patient outcomes and improved coordination in the delivery of healthcare services. Graduates of the program will provide leadership at all levels of healthcare to move organizations toward evidence-based systems. This is the perfect degree for graduate nurses who do not wish to be nurse practitioners, but do want to maximize career options in dynamic healthcare environments. Career options include management, clinical nurse leaders, nurse navigators, care coordinators (trauma, stroke), hospital education, adjunct clinical faculty, quality improvement, risk management, and a variety of newly emerging roles. The MSN in Nursing Leadership is based on the assumptions and competencies of the AACN and the development of healthcare leaders. The program equips nurses to advocate for change and gives them the skills to make change happen.
This program targets nurses with diverse career specialties, professional goals and personal interests. In addition to a strong core of courses, the curriculum can be customized to meet the diverse needs of the nursing professional, allowing students to choose between two leadership tracks with coursework outside the Egan School. To better align students with the interdisciplinary healthcare environment, students can choose from the rich variety of courses in any of the graduate schools on campus.
Students are able to choose a concentration in Informatics Nursing within the Integrated Healthcare track of the MSN Leadership program. Students in this concentration would complete nine credits of coursework in Informatics Nursing and a four-credit clinical practicum in Informatics Nursing.