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Nursing Administration Specialty

For Fall 2014 entry, admissions to this MSN-APN specialty have been suspended 

Overview
Nursing Administration/Occupational and Environmental Health Specialty
M.B.A./M.S.N. Concurrent Degree Program
Individualized Learning Programs
M.S.N. Nursing Administration Career Options
Sample Full Time Curriculum Course Sequences

 

Overview

This program of study is six quarters in length leading to a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree. It is designed to prepare nurses to fulfill advanced practice administrative roles such as nurse manager, director of a nursing department, project manager, case manager, consultant or entrepreneurial roles in a variety of settings. Course offerings, which address core concepts, include administration, finance, leadership, management science and organizational theories, research, teaching, and the exploration of current and pending professional issues and challenges. Elective courses are selected from among those offered in the schools of management, public health, health services research and public administration. Supervised practicum and residency experiences are designed to allow the student to apply knowledge in a variety of health related settings including, but not limited to: traditional inpatient acute care hospitals, as well as ambulatory care clinics, medical group practice, public health, home care, hospice, long term care, consulting practice, and managed care organizations.

 

Nursing Administration/Occupational and Environmental Health Specialty

This program of study is six quarters in length and focuses on administration of occupational health programs in a variety of settings. It leads to the MSN degree and nurses are prepared to fulfill advanced practice administrative roles such as manager, director, or program coordinator related to occupational health. Course offerings include occupational health and epidemiological principles, administration, business, finance, leadership, and organizational theories, research, professional issues, teaching, and the exploration of current and pending professional issues and challenges. Supervised practicum and residency experiences are designed to allow the student to apply theoretical knowledge in occupational health settings, as well as in other health care environments.

 

M.B.A./M.S.N. Concurrent Degree Program

This three-year program of study leads to a combined M.B.A./M.S.N. degree. Course offerings from the School of Nursing and the Anderson Graduate School of Management provide opportunities to learn about management of health care services and organizations from both a business and a nursing perspective. Separate applications are needed for each school.

 

Individualized Learning Programs

Faculty advisors assist learners to develop a program of study (combining required and elective courses) tailored to meet individual learning needs and goals. Guest faculty and preceptors, who are administrative leaders in practice settings throughout Southern California, coupled with practica and residencies in a variety of health care settings add to the rich learning experiences provided through these programs. Students enrolled in other advanced nursing practice programs are invited to consider courses in nursing administration as a way to round out their graduate program educational experiences.

Education: Master of Science in Nursing

Credentials:

  • Eligible for the AANC certification for Nurse Executive Advanced-Board Certified (NEA-BC)
  • Eligible for ANCC for Nurse Executive-Board Certified (NE-BC)
  • Eligible for the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) certification for Nurse Manager and Leader (CNML)
  • Eligible for Executive Nursing Practice (CENP)

 

M.S.N. Nursing Administration Career Options

Acute Care and Ambulatory Settings: Nurse executives, nurse managers and directors, project managers, program coordinators, roles in risk management and patient safety, case managers, and leadership roles in information systems, occupational health, education, and human resource management.

Home Care, Public Health and Community Settings: Supervisors, managers, case managers, directors

Consultation Practices & Entrepreneurial Endeavors: Interim management roles, health care organization architectural and design consultation, program design and implementation assistance for programs dedicated to stroke care, palliative care, and interventions to advance patient centered care and patient involvement in care decisions.

Other: Leadership roles with insurance companies, managed care, and related industries such as the pharmaceutical or device companies and information technology entities.

 

Sample Full Time Curriculum Course Sequences

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