Program Overview

Seton Hall’s M.S.N, H.S.A. program prepares students to successfully perform as executive nurses in today’s healthcare reform environment. Students graduate with the skills in nursing, finance, strategic planning, operations and care delivery to advocate for quality care while addressing the realities of cost. The program provides the comprehensive preparation needed for administrative nursing roles through an annual research day, regular case analysis, field research, interviews and budget creation. Students additionally gain exposure to patient care operations and nursing and non-nursing executives through two internships, one in managed care and reimbursement internship and another in health systems administration.

Upon program completion, graduates can sit for the American College of Healthcare Executive (ACHE) Board of Governors Examination to achieve Diplomat Status or the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Nursing Administrator Exam or the Commission for Case Manager Certificate Examination (CCMC).

Career Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, roles for health services managers, which currently offer a median salary of $94,500, are projected to grow 17 percent over the next decade. In addition to the typical roles in hospitals, the M.S.N.-H.S.A. will prepare graduates for executive employment in managed care organizations, health insurance plans, home care agencies and non-healthcare related industries. Representative positions include vice president of case management, chief operating officer, vice president of patient care services, vice president of finance for a hospital, hospital CEO, clinical nurse director and chief nurse roles.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

    Requirements

    • Graduate of an accredited baccalaureate and/or master's degree program in nursing
    • Documentation of professional nursing licensure within the United States
    • Professional liability insurance
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0, plus a "B" average in all nursing courses
    • Official transcripts
    • Two reference letters
    • Statement of Purpose
    • Resume or curriculum vitae

    Restrictions

    At this time, this program is ONLY available for residents of:  Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.

    School Overview

    Founded in 1856, Seton Hall University maintains a long-standing reputation of proven academic excellence combined with a rich Catholic heritage. The regionally-accredited university commits to quality and affordable education offering online programs that provide added flexibility for working professionals and adult students. Online graduate programs range from studies in healthcare and nursing to accounting and business administration.

    Through online programs SHU offers an intellectually challenging environment, real-world experiences and a culture of optimism that propels great minds. The University engages in a mission to cultivate the kinds of leaders who align personal ambition with a deep commitment to civic good.

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