Master of Science in Nursing –Nursing Administration

To meet the growing demand for professionals in population health, EKU offers the Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) in Nursing Administration. Graduates are employed in acute care settings, public health agencies, community agencies, and the public sector.

In the online nursing administration program, you will gain expertise in population health, assessment, program development, policy analysis, grantsmanship, and evaluation. In the administration concentration, you will develop expertise in leadership and systems change, human and financial resources, magnetism and quality management.

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Curriculum

Nursing Administration Option Sample Plans of Study

Fall A Start (each row is academic year)

Fall A

Fall B

Spring A

Spring B

Summer

NSC 840

NSC 854

NSC 842

NSC 890

HEA 855
(NSC 892)

NSC 850

NSC 802 (1 hr) 
over 16 wks->

(HEA 855)

NSC 852

NSC 802 (1 hr)
over 16 wks--->

NSC 856

 

NSC 858

 

NSC 860
over 16 wks->

NSC 837

NSC 862
over 16 wks-->

 

NSC 892

Spring A Start (each row is academic year)

Fall A

Fall B

Spring A

Spring B

Summer

 

 

NSC 840

NSC 890

HEA 855
(NSC 892)

NSC 850

NSC 802 (1 hr) ->
over 16 weeks

NSC 854

 

NSC 852

NSC 802 (1 hr)
over 16 wks--->

NSC 856

NSC 858

 

NSC 860
over 16 wks->

NSC 837

NSC 842

NSC 862
over 16 wks->

 

NSC 892

Summer Start (each row is academic year)

Fall A

Fall B

Spring A

Spring B

Summer

 

 

 

 

HEA 855

NSC 840

NSC 854

NSC 842

NSC 890

NSC 892

NSC 850

NSC 802 (1 hr)
over 16 wks->

 

NSC 852

NSC 802 (1 hr)
over 16 wks->

NSC 856

NSC 858

  

NSC 860
over 16 wks->

NSC 837

NSC 862
over 16 wks->

 

 


Course Descriptions

NSC 802 Population-Focused Practice

(1-6)A. Clinical experience for graduate nursing administration students to demonstrate population focused nursing leadership competencies. Students will retake for the minimum number of credit hours required for the specialty option.

NSC 837 3 P's for Public Health Nursing

(3) A. Prerequisite: admission to the MSN program. Integration of advanced health and physical assessment, pathophysiology and pharmacology of common conditions across the lifespan in order to improve population health in a safe, cost-effective manner.

NSC 840 Nursing Theory

(3) A. Prerequisite: admission to the MSN program or department approval. Provides a basic understanding of the process of theory construction and an appreciation of the role that theory plays in providing a scientific basis for nursing.

NSC 842 Advanced Nursing Practice Issues

(3) A. Prerequisite: Admission to the MSN program or department approval. Analysis of professional issues and strategies which can facilitate the development of the nursing profession. Consideration of selected variable influencing the development and resolution of issues.

NSC 850 Assessment and Collaboration

(3) A. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: HEA 855 with a minimum grade of B. Co-requisite: NSC 802. Analyze Advanced Nursing concepts of assessment and dimensions of practice related to population-focused health care within communities and systems.

NSC 852 Program and Policy Development

(3) A. Prerequisite: NSC 850 with a minimum grade of “B.” Co-requisite: NSC 802. Analysis of the core concepts and competencies of advanced nursing administration with an emphasis on program and policy development and quality improvement initiatives for population-focused health.

NSC 854 Management of Health Care

(3) A. Prerequisite: admission to MSN program. Theoretical basis for the role of the nurse leader in management of care in health delivery systems. Strategies for the improvement of health care will be analyzed.

NSC 856 Nursing Resource Management

(3) A. Prerequisite: admission to MSN program. Overview of nursing resource management for the nurse leader to promote a fiscally responsible health care environment.

NSC 858 Nursing System Quality Management

(3) A. Prerequisite: admission to MSN program. Explore and analyze the role of the nurse leader as it relates to quality management and safety for system effectiveness and healthcare outcomes.

NSC 860 Nursing Administration Practicum

(3) A. Prerequisite: : NSC 854, 856 and 858, with a minimum grade of B. A synthesis of leadership, management and public health nursing theory applied to the role of the nurse leader in the administration of health systems. Includes problem resolution and analysis of alternative approaches.

NSC 862 Public Health Nursing Internship

(3) A. Prerequisites: NSC 850 and 852, each with a minimum grade of B and two hours of NSC 802. Internship allows the student to apply advanced knowledge and skills in implementing the role of a nurse leader in administration of population focused health, to improve health outcomes.

NSC 890 Research in Rural Nursing

(3) A. Prerequisites: NSC 840. Analysis and critical evaluation of nursing and related research with emphasis on designs and methods appropriate for rural health nursing phenomena.

NSC 892 Research Project

(3) A. Prerequisite: NSC 890. Completion of a research project in an area of interest related to rural health nursing, which culminates in a written report.

NSC 895 Independent Study in Nursing

(1-6) A. Student must have the independent study proposal form approved by faculty supervisor and department chair prior to enrollment. Course may be retaken under different subtopics to a cumulative maximum of six hours.

HEA 855 Principles of Epidemiology

(3) A. A study of distribution and determinants of disease and injury. Research methodologies for human research, assessment and management of risk disease surveillance techniques will be emphasized.

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