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Master of Business Administration & Master of Science in Nursing / Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems

Program Details

Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems (Dual-Degree). In today’s complex health care environments, more and more management-level nursing positions require a graduate or advanced degree. This current and comprehensive degree program equips students for management and leadership in today’s challenging health care settings. The program provides students with an opportunity to develop cross-functional business management skills, preparing business practitioners for advanced management and executive positions combined with specialized study in leadership theory and application. The curriculum combines core business courses in areas such as accounting, finance, marketing, management and leadership with a special focus on nursing roles and practice, health care research, ethics, policy and finance in the health care system. In addition, a capstone course provides an opportunity for students to develop an evidence-based project proposal addressing a problem or issue in professional practice. Graduates of this program are equipped to excel as effective managers and leaders in a health care setting, including roles such as assistant director, director, vice president, or chief of nursing.

Requirements

The program is designed for RNs who have bachelor's degrees in a field outside of nursing who want to earn their MBA/MSN dual degree. Instead of requiring these students to earn a BSN degree, they take six courses from our BSN program and then launch into the MBA/Master of Science in Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems track.

Accreditation & Licensing

The Higher Learning Commission

Accreditation Council Business Schools and Programs

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Restrictions

Not approved in the following states: MN, TN, WA.