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
Co-op Option: None
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 dynamic and 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 practicum experiences that provide opportunities for students to further develop leadership skills for complex healthcare organizations. Students will also have the option for an international study abroad experience in Costa Rica where they will explore the Costa Rican Health Care System through a series of site visits to health care facilities and meeting with health care professionals to learn firsthand about the success and challenges of delivery health care in Costa Rica.

Full and part-time enrollment options are available. The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Additional Information

For more information about this program, contact:

Ms. Jillian Randall
Academic Advisor
jnr56@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.
  • 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 applicants must possess a BSN (or its equivalent) and current US RN license.

TOEFL Requirement

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 must 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.

Additional Information

For more information about this program, contact:

Mr. Redian Furxhiu
Student Services Manager
rf53@drexel.edu
267-359-5691

 

Additional information is also available on the Drexel 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.

Degree Requirements

The program 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 500 [WI] Confronting 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. Jillian Randall
Academic Advisor
jnr56@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.

Arichtecture Faculty

David Ade, AIA, LEED A.P., NCARB, BArch (Drexel University). Adjunct Associate Professor. Principal, SMP Architects, sustainable design
Joanne Aitken, FAIA, LEED, AP, MArch (University of Pennsylvania). Adjunct Associate Professor. Senior associate, KiernanTimberlake; adaptive reuse, climate responsive design, civic engagement.
Ulrike Altenmuller-Lewis, AIA, Dr.-Ing. (Bauhaus Universitat Weimar) Architecture Program Director. Associate Professor. Research on educational environments; translations of architectural theory texts.
David Beker, RA, MArch (University of Pennsylvania). Adjunct Assistant Professor. Principal, Bekerwerks Design, LLC; furniture design, product design.
Mark Brack, PhD (University of California at Berkeley). Associate Professor. British and American architecture from 1700 to the present; Hispanic colonial architecture in the American Southwest; vernacular architecture; historic preservation.
Katie Broh, AIA, MArch (University of Pennsylvania). Adjunct Assistant Professor. Partner, MGA; performing arts and educational facilities.
Charles Capaldi, AIA, LEED, AP, MArch (Colombia University). Adjunct Associate Professor. Partner at CaVa Architects.
Daniel Chung, RA, PE, MArch, MSE (Yale University, Princeton University). Assistant Professor. Building performance and exterior envelope systems.
Jon Coddington, AIA, MArch (University of Pennsylvania). Professor. Architecture, urban design and planning.
Bradford Crowley, PE, LEED, AP, Master of Engineering (Cornell University). Adjunct Assistant Professor. Associate Principal, Ballinger; campus infrastructure planning, life cycle cost analysis, HVAC design and energy analysis.
John DeFazio, AIA, BArch (New York Institute of Technology). Adjunct Professor. Architecture in film. Adjunct Professor, AIA, Partner at John Defazio, AIA, NYC, Co-Director of Raymond Farm Center for Living Arts & Design.
Alexandra Fazio, MArch (University of Pennsylvania). Adjunct Assistant Professor. COO Preminente College Counseling Owner at A. Fazio Design & Consulting.
Stephanie Feldman, AIA, MArch (University of Pennsylvania). Adjunct Assistant Professor. Partner, ScF Designs.
Alan Greenberger, FAIA, BArch (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) Department Head, Architecture, Design & Urbanism, Distinguished Visiting Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation Fellow. Distinguished Teaching Professor. Urban planning and policy.
Adam Hayes, RA NCARB, LEED AP, MArch (Colombia University). Adjunct Assistant Professor. Project Architect, HDR.
Don Jones, FAIA, LEED DD+C, MArch (University of Pennsylvania). Adjunct Professor. Principal, Director of Sustainable Design, Ewing Cole; sports venues.
Uk Jung, RA; LEED AP, BArch (Drexel University). Adjunct Professor. Architectural representation, digital explorations.
Tim Kearney, AIA, MArch (University of Pennsylvania). Adjunct Professor. Principal, CuetoKEARNEY design; sustainable design
Marc Krawitz, BArch (Temple University). Adjunct Instructor. Designer, Ballinger.
Jeffrey Krieger, AIA, LEED AP, MArch (Carnegie Mellon University). Adjunct Associate Professor. President, Krieger and Associates Architects; residential design.
Joshua T. Lessard, BArch (Drexel University). Adjunct Instructor. Architectural and Exhibit Designer, University of Pennsylvania Museum; vernacular architecture.
Robert Nalls, AIA, NCARB, MArch (University of Pennsylvania). Adjunct Professor. Owner/Partner, Nalls Architecture Inc.; institutional and educational buildings.
Jacklynn Niemiec, LEED BD+C, MArch (University of Pennsylvania). Assistant Teaching Professor. Graphic representation
Robert Piasecki, AIA, LEED AP, BArch (Drexel University). Adjunct Instructor. Project Manager, Design and Construction at University of Pennsylvania.
James Rowe, AIA, MArch (University of Pennsylvania). Adjunct Associate Professor. Principal, Studio Agoos Lovera; institutional, recreation, corporate, civic and residential design.
Paul Salvaggio, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB, BArch, BS Arch (Pennsylvania State University). Adjunct Assistant Professor. Principal, Arcus Design Group; residential architecture.
Rachel Schade, AIA, MArch (University of Pennsylvania) Program, Architecture, Associate Director for Student Placement. Associate Teaching Professor. Principal, Rachel Simmons Schade Architect. Work-study placement; residential, graphic representation.
Alexander Stadel, BS in Civil and Architectural Engineering, MS Civil Engineering (Drexel University). Adjunct Associate Professor. Structural Designer II at Keast & Hood Co., Philadelphia
Simon Tickell, AIA, MArch (University of Pennsylvania). Associate Teaching Professor. Principal, Simon J Tickell Architect; educational and museum buildings, residential design Associate Teaching Professor (Full-Time), AIA, LEED AP, Principal at Simon J. Tickell, Architect
Nancy Trainer, FAIA, AICP, LEED, AFAAR, MArch (University of Pennsylvania) Associate Vice President of Design & Planning at Drexel. Adjunct Teaching Professor. Planning, institutional design.
Kelly Vresilovic, AIA, LEED AP, . Adjunct Assistant Professor. Partner at CaVa Architects, Philadelphia
Adrianne Yancone, RA, LEED AP, . Adjunct Instructor. Project Designer at Eimer Design, Philadelphia
Michael Ytterberg, PhD in History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture. Adjunct Associate Professor. Owner at MY Architecture, Philadelphia
Max Zahniser, LEED AP, . Assistant Professor. Owner, Praxis - Building Solutions, Philadelphia
  • Schedule of Classes
  • All Course Descriptions
  • Co-op
  • Academic Advising
  • Admissions
  • Tuition & Fees
LEARN MORE