11: School of Graduate Nursing

General Information | M.S. in Nursing | Ph.D. in Nursing | Course Descriptions | Faculty

Philosophy | Characteristics of Graduates | Admission | Academic Regulations
Program Description | Clinical Nurse Specialist | Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner | Health System Management | M.S.N.-M.B.A. Joint Degree
Post-Master's Primary Care Nurse Practitioner | Post-Master's Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Admission | Grades | Nurse Practitioner Program Completion Requirements

Health Systems Management Track

The Health Systems Management Track is designed to prepare nurses at the graduate level to manage the delivery of nursing and health services across multiple settings and specialty areas. A major objective is to provide a unique educational experience to individuals capable of leadership and innovation in a dynamic health care delivery system. Graduates are prepared to assume leadership positions in a variety of health care settings, including public and private sector hospitals, ambulatory care facilities, and long-term facilities.

The curriculum builds on both the theoretical knowledge and clinical experience of the bachelor's-prepared nurse. Students are exposed to content fundamental to management, and develop competencies needed to analyze managerial problems and provide resourceful solutions. Special opportunities are provided for students to acquire the breadth of management knowledge and skills needed to perform effectively at the business and clinical interface of health care delivery organizations. One year prior experience as a registered nurse is required for admission. Management-related experience is recommended.

Course Sequence Health Systems Management Track Fall Semester
Fall Semester
GNUR 580 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing 3
GNUR 582 Research Processes for Health Care Practitioners 3
GNUR 585Epidemiology/Population Based Assessment 3
GNUR 780 Organization Theory for Administrative Practice 3
Spring Semester
GNUR 590 Health Policy and Issues 3
GNUR 707 Health Informatics 3
GNUR 791 Resource Management I 3
 Elective 3
Summer Session (two six-week sessions)
GNUR 782 Administrative Practicum I3
GNUR 785 Research Practicum
(May be taken in lieu of GNUR 862 Concepts/Methods)
GNUR 862 Concepts & Methods in Nursing/Health Services Research
(May be taken in lieu of GNUR 785 Research Practicum)
GNUR 783 Health Economics 3
GNUR 784 Administrative Practicum II 3
GNUR 792 Resource Management II 3
 Elective 3

Continue to: M.S.N.-M.B.A. Joint Degree Program
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