Master of Science in Nursing / Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems
Grand Canyon University

Program Details

Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems. This next-level degree program prepares nurses for leadership roles in today’s rapidly changing health care delivery systems. The program is a part-time or full-time course of study consisting of graduate nursing core courses and leadership courses taken with Master of Science Leadership (M.S.L.) program. From the graduate nursing core courses, students gain the knowledge, values, and skills needed for advanced generalist practice in an evolving health care system. The coursework in leadership provides an overview of leadership styles and the functioning of organizations with an emphasis on communication skills required to establish and maintain effective relationships. Courses include exploration of nursing theory, roles, and practice, as well as 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.

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Requirements

  • An accredited college or program that has been approved by Grand Canyon University (GCU), with a 2.8 GPA or higher
  • A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from a CCNE/NLNAC or ACEN accredited program with a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher; or a bachelor’s degree in a related field with completion of the bridge to MSN (including Nursing Concurrent Enrollment Program [NCEP] students)
  • Possess a current unencumbered, unrestricted license as a registered nurse (RN)

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission

https://www.gcu.edu/academics/academic-policies.php

Geographic Restrictions

TN