Upon acceptance to our program, a course carousel indicating the course sequence will be provided. Please be aware that courses may be pushed back to the next start date if there is an insufficient number of enrolled students. Our expectation is that all students will enroll in courses as indicated on the carousel and that the program will be completed in a reasonable time frame.
Students who have Technical Writing or an equivalent will not be required to enroll in Technical Writing (ENGL 2338). The equivalent courses for Technical Writing are any sophomore level (2000 level course) Literature, Philosophy, or Speech course. Course equivalency Charts are available here.
Electives be taken at any time during program and consist of two master's-level nursing courses. Recommended courses include: (any 2)
Nursing Management in the Health Care Environment
Considers development of management and organizational theories as applied to health care organizations and their environment.
Exploration of Science and Theories for Nursing
A critical examination of the philosophical and theoretical bases for nursing science.
Roles and Functions of the Nurse Administrator (90 hours, location other than place of employment is preferred)
Examine and implement administrative and managerial roles in health care organizations. Prerequisite: NURS 5311; NURS 5328 or concurrent enrollment.
Management Seminar and Practice (90 preceptored hours required)
Synthesize management, organizational and leadership concepts and theories in selected healthcare settings.
Financial Management in Nursing (45 hours of clinical application required)
Analyze and apply financial management concepts to financial planning, budgeting, and reimbursement systems in health care.
Management of Nursing Operations (45 hours of clinical application required)
Examine strategic planning for health care systems.
Nursing Leadership and Complex Healthcare Systems
Analyze leadership strategies in current and predicted health care systems including dimensions of workforce and workplace issues, leadership, and evidence-based decision making.
Principles of Research in Nursing
Integration of theoretical and empirical principles of nursing research to generate evidence for nursing practice.
Preparation to implement an evidence-based change in practice.
Nursing and Healthcare Policy
Analyze historical, current, and predicted national, state, and local health care policy processes.
Curriculum Development and Evaluation
Explore the nature of nursing education. Focus on the curriculum process and its application to nursing education programs.
Focus on application of computer technology that supports the dissemination of health care data, information and knowledge. Selected software packages/applications are presented and used.
Teaching/Learning Theories, Strategies, and Evaluation
Teaching/learning theories, strategies, and evaluations for educators.