MSN: Nursing Leadership in Health Systems Management Concentration

Major: Nursing: Nursing Leadership in Health Systems Management Concentration
Degree Awarded: Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 48.0
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 51.3801
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 29-1141

About the Program

The MSN in Nursing Leadership in Health Systems Management program, designed for part-time attendance by working nurses, prepares students to become nursing leaders in today's rapidly changing health care environment. This online master's degree program will prepare students for a senior role in a fast-changing, increasingly demanding healthcare environment.

The MSN program focuses on the development of a leadership style and the skill set essential for individuals in or seeking administrative roles, including:

  • fiscal and organizational management,
  • strategic planning,
  • integrated quality outcomes measurement,
  • organizational structures,
  • marketing, and
  • management of human resources within organizations.

The program also provides the student with information and strategies to problem solve, make decisions, resolve conflict, address legal/ethical issues and operationalize the mission and goals of the health care delivery organization.

Coursework for the MSN program is completed online. The MSN also requires two terms of practicum.

The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Additional Information

For more information about this program, contact:

Ms. Amy Pelak Rothstein
Student Services Manager
ajp347@drexel.edu
267.359.5692

Additional information is also available on the Drexel's College of Nursing and Health Professions Nursing Leadership in Health Systems Management web page and the Drexel University Online Nursing Leadership in Health Systems Management web page.

Admission Requirements

  • BSN from a program fully accredited by NLN and or CCNE.
  • 3.0 or above on all previous coursework or the last 60 credits completed. Applications from RN’s with GPA < 3.0 may be considered on an individual basis.
  • Official transcripts from all previous educational institutions are required.
  • Two professional references required from colleagues or supervisors who can attest to the applicant’s knowledge, skill, and potential aptitude for graduate study.
  • Personal Statement describing why the student is interested in this MSN Degree, specifically indicating their idea for an innovative intra/entrepreneurial project/business.
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Copy of Current US RN license required. Copies of any Advanced Practice Nursing Licensure and Certification Documents.
  • While specific experience is not required for applicants to the track, previous related work experience may make an applicant more competitive.

International Students: International applicants must possess a BSN (or it's equivalent) and current US RN license. International Applicants, as well as Immigrants to the US and US Permanent Residents, whose native language is not English, and who have not received a Bachelor’s degree or higher in the US, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand or the United Kingdom, and show proficiency in English speaking as well as listening, writing and reading. US citizens born on US military bases abroad may be waived from the TOEFL requirement after providing documentation of this status. Otherwise, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

If you take the TOEFLiBT exam you are required to have a minimum combined score for the listening, writing and reading sections of 79 Plus a speaking section score of 26 or higher.

If you take the TOEFL, you are required to have a minimum score of 550 or higher and a Test of Spoken English score (TSE) of 55 or higher.

Degree Requirements

The content addresses the four key areas of organizations: leading the human side of the enterprise, managing resources, managing operations, and managing information. Two threads are incorporated throughout all courses: the importance of professional image in written and live presentations and the use of technology to support and enhance management and care delivery outcomes.

MSN Core Courses
NURS 500Confronting Issues in Contemporary Health Care Environments3.0
NURS 502Advanced Ethical Decision Making in Health Care3.0
NURS 544Quality and Safety in Healthcare3.0
RSCH 503Research Methods and Biostatistics3.0
RSCH 504Evaluation and Translation of Health Research3.0
Support Course
Major Courses
INFO 526Information, Innovation & Technology in Advanced Nursing Practice3.0
or NURS 553 Data Analysis for Decision-Making in HC Management
NURS 557Leadership and Stewardship in the Health Professions3.0
NURS 558Economics of Healthcare Management & Policy3.0
NURS 547Communication and Self-Awareness for Leading and Managing in Healthcare3.0
NURS 564The Business of Healthcare3.0
NURS 562Workforce Management in Healthcare Organizations3.0
NURS 559Operations Management in Contemporary Healthcare Organizations3.0
NURS 567Strategic Management: Power, Politics and Influence in Healthcare Systems3.0
Elective3.0
Practicum Courses
NURS 568Practicum and Symposium in Healthcare Operations Management3.0
NURS 569Practicum and Symposium in Technology and Management of Information in Healthcare Organizations3.0
Total Credits48.0

Additional Information

For more information about this program, contact:

Ms. Amy Pelak Rothstein
Student Services Manager
ajp347@drexel.edu
267.359.5692

Additional information is also available on the Drexel's College of Nursing and Health Professions Nursing Leadership in Health Systems Management web page and the Drexel University Online Nursing Leadership in Health Systems Management web page.

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