Executive Nurse Administrator
This program prepares students for the advanced nursing specialty role of a nurse executive (Nurse Manager, Director of Nursing, Chief Nurse Executive)
This MSN program prepares graduates for nursing leadership positions and doctoral study. Graduates of the program apply advanced administrative, management, leadership, communication, technology, and business skills to lead and manage healthcare organizations. The program is compliant with the Council on Graduate Education for Administration in Nursing criteria and recommendations. Graduates are prepared in foundational knowledge for nursing leadership aligned with the American Nurses Association Nursing Administration Scope and Standards of Practice and the American Organization of Nurse Executive competencies.
Core graduate courses and didactic Executive Nurse Administration courses are available online. Clinical courses are co-requisites of didactic courses. These clinical courses can usually be completed with preceptors in the students’ home community. Students are not required to travel to campus; orientation to the program occurs through a web conference.
Executive Nursing Administrator Curriculum
BSN-MSN students complete MSN core and MSN specialty courses for a total of 37 credit hours. The MSN degree must be completed within five years of matriculation.
MSN Core Courses
NU 607 - Scientific Underpinnings of Advanced Nursing Practice 3 credits
NU 608 - Evidence-Based Practice and Quality Improvement in Health Care 3 credits
NU 610 - Healthcare Policy and Finance 3 credits
NU 613 - Organizational & Systems Leadership 3 credits
Executive Nursing Administration Specialty Courses
NU 539 - Introduction to Nursing Informatics 3 credits
HSC 571 - Managing Health Care Personnel 3 credits
NU 561 - Nursing Administration Concepts & Theory 3 credits
NU 562 - Administrative Concepts & Resource Management Field Study - 60 Field Study Hours 3 credits
NU 565 - Nursing Administration Finance 3 credits
NU 566 - Nursing Administration Field Study - 240 Clinical Hours 4 credits
NU 567 - Nursing Administration Internship - 180 Clinical Hours 3 credits
NU 568 - Nursing Administration Seminar 3 credits
RN to MSN students who are registered nurses with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a non-nursing discipline must also complete the following courses.
CMN 411 - Nursing in Community Systems 4 credits
NU 404 - Evidence Based Practice & Informatics 3 credits
NU 410 - Concepts of Professional Nursing 6 credits
NU 425 – Health Assessment Across the Lifespan 3 credits
NU 530 – Accelerated MSN Advanced Health Assessment 4 credits
Please feel free to contact Dr. Bridget Moore for more information about this specialty: firstname.lastname@example.org.