Nursing Leadership Track

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The 31-credit post master's doctor of nursing practice nursing leadership track is designed to develop a wide range of skills for master's-prepared nurses aspiring to assume leadership roles across a variety of health care settings, as well as for those who currently hold leadership positions. Practica of 840 hours offer real time experience with health care leaders. This track is open to all master's-prepared nurses. Students can complete the program in two years.

The track can be completed online with the exception of a residency component. The residency takes place towards the end of the program during the week of graduation.

Curriculum

Core Courses (15 credits):

Course Title Credits
NUR 500 Biostatistics 1
NUR 516 Health Policy & Organizational Systems 3
NUR 610 Clinical Scholarship & Inquiry in Nursing 3
NUR 610 PBL Portfolio Synthesis Seminar I 1
NUR 612 Leadership & Collaboration for Change in Health Care 3
NUR 612 PBL Portfolio Synthesis Seminar II 1
NUR 700 An Interprofessional Approach to Caring for the Underserved with Multiple Chronic Conditions 3

Nursing Leadership track courses (16 credits):

Course Title Credits
NUR 611 Nursing Leadership Seminar & Practicum I: Evidence-Based Practice/Ethics 2
NUR 613 Nursing Leadership Seminar & Practicum II: Quality Improvement/Patient Safety 2
NUR 615 Nursing Leadership Seminar & Practicum III: Strategic Planning & Transformational Leadership 2
NUR 617 Nursing Fellowship I 2
NUR 619* Nursing Fellowship II 2
HM 600 Foundations of Health Care Management 3
HM 664 Financial Management in Health Care Organizations 3

*Residency component

Optional Clinical (2 credits): Available for those that need to complete additional required hours.

Course Title Credits
NUR 621 Nursing Leadership Additional Clinical 2

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