Post-MSN Nursing Administration Certificate Curriculum

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Core Courses 9 hours

Practicum Courses 3 hours

Total Hours Required for Degree Completion 12 hours

For a full list of course descriptions please see section 7 of the university graduate catalog.

The departmental post-masters Nursing Administration Certificate covers management of care in health delivery systems, leadership, resource management, public health and quality management.

Course Descriptions

NSC 854 Management of Health Care

(3 hours) 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 hours) 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 hours) 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 hours) 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.