Program Overview

As a nurse, you already embody the Benedictine tradition of selfless service and sensitivity for those who are ill. Earning your Dual MSN/MBA from Benedictine University will help you become a servant leader who can skillfully guide health care staff and entire organizations through inevitable but unpredictable changes.

In the Dual MSN/MBA program, you will learn to:

  • Demonstrate competence in the integration of nursing and the related sciences required to analyze, design, implement and evaluate outcomes of nursing care in diverse populations.
  • Use leadership and decision-making skills to ensure quality and safe care delivery to individuals, populations, or communities in a variety of health care delivery systems.
  • Apply research outcomes in the practice setting, implement best practices across health care environments and communicate results intended to improve clinical practice.
  • Advocate for policies that improve both health outcomes for patients as well as the quality of the overall health care system.
  • Identify and analyze the elements of health system financial statements.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of macroeconomic and microeconomic concepts and analytic tools used in business.
  • Demonstrate the use of cost accounting concepts.
  • Identify assessment models for measuring and improving productivity and operational performance.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

    Requirements

    A bachelor's degree in nursing ffrom a program accredited by a regionally accredited college or university and have attained a cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. Be licensed as a registered nurse (RN) in the United States. Official transcripts. Statement of Goals. Provide one letter of professional recommendation from an individual familiar with the applicant's competence in the practice of nursing and potential for successful graduate education. A score on the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) in accordance with the Graduate Catalog policy for those applicants where English is not their primary language.

    School Overview

    Founded in 1887, Benedictine University is dedicated to the education of undergraduate and graduate students. Benedictine is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

    Benedictine University provides a values-centered Liberal Arts education. Today, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students from all 50 states in the US and over 17 countries.

    Why Benedictine University Online? Over 130 year legacy of academic excellence.

    Online Learning Experience at Benedictine

    • 24/7 access to courses and technical support
    • Students earn the same degree certificate as on-campus peers
    • Eight week online course format cover the same content as on campus
    • No mandatory log-in times

    Support Services for Online Students

    Program Managers – help students complete their application and assist in compiling their admissions file. They also walk students through orientation after acceptance.

    Student Services and Academic Advising – assist with registration, help with course selection, go over graduation requirements, and are there for any questions students have along the way.

    Smarthinking Tutoring – Benedictine partners with Smarthinking, the leader in on-demand student tutoring services.

    Faculty Office Hours – a number of faculty offer weekly office hours to answer any questions students may have.

    IT Support – Benedictine offers 24/7 technology support.

    Library – all online students have access to the library at Benedictine that offers virtual research and reference materials, interlibrary loan, live chat and more.

    Professional Development – the career services team is available to help all online students with services such as resume review, mock interviews, alumni networking, career fairs, skype office hours, career assessments, career counseling and more.

    Financial Aid – Financial Aid counselors can help with applying for federal aid, identifying scholarships and loan opportunities and budgeting assistance. 

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