The MS degree in Nursing Health Systems Management combines nursing experience, healthcare administration knowledge, and business skills to prepare nurses for leadership roles in complex and diverse healthcare settings. The program is based online and designed to allow nurses to continue working full-time while completing coursework.
This nursing administration degree integrates patient care and advocacy with business insights necessary to improve practice and promote health. Students can choose a minor in either Business or Health Care Administration. Core courses examine topics including research and quality improvement in nursing, theoretical foundations of nursing practice, and nursing health systems management challenges and opportunities.
Students are paired with experienced nurse leaders at health care agencies in their local area to complete practicums in three areas:
- Organizational assessment
- Fiscal assessment
- Outcomes assessment
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)
- Must have a BS or BSN degree from a nationally-accredited nursing program, with successful completion of a basic statistics course
- Must have a current, unencumbered US RN license
- Applicants with minimum GPA of 2.5 may be considered for provisional admission.