Nursing Leadership Track

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The post-master's nursing leadership track provides leadership development for master's prepared nurses who aspire to assume or 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: 31-33 credits

Course Title Credits
First Year, Fall Semester
HM 600 DE Foundations of Health Care Management (first 7 weeks of semester) 3
NUR 500 DE Biostatistics (15 weeks) 1
NUR 611 DE Nursing Leadership Seminar and Practicum I: Culture of Safety (120 practicum hours and online seminar, second 7 weeks of semester) 2
Total 6
First Year, Spring Semester
HM 664 DE Financial Management in Health Care Organizations (first 7 weeks of semester) 3
NUR 613 DE Nursing Leadership Seminar & Practicum II: Applying Data to Practice (120 practicum hours and online seminar, second 7 weeks of semester) 2
Total 5
Summer 1
NUR 610 DE Clinical Scholarship & Inquiry in Nursing (10 weeks) 3
NUR 610PBL  DE Portfolio Synthesis Seminar I (80 project hours and online seminar, 10 weeks) 1
NUR 615 DE Nursing Leadership Seminar and Practicum III: Legal Contexts of Health Care (120 practicum hours and online seminar, 10 weeks) 2
Total 6
Second Year, Fall Semester
NUR 612 DE Leadership & Collaboration for Change in Health Care  3
NUR 612PBL DE Portfolio Synthesis II (80 project hours and online seminar, 10 weeks) 1
NUR 516 DE Health Policy & Organizational Systems 3
Total 7
Spring Semester, Second Year
NUR 617 DE Nursing Leadership Fellowship I: Relationship Management (120 hours and online seminar, includes 2-day residency) 2
NUR 700 DE An Interprofessional Approach to Caring for the Underserved with Multiple Chronic Conditions 3
Total 5
Summer 2
NUR 619 DE Nursing Leadership Fellowship II: Strategic Leadership (120 hours and online seminar) 2
NUR 621 DE Post-Master's Additional Graduate Clinical (120 practicum hours, taken as needed to secure sufficient clinical hours) 2
Total 2-4

DE=Online course
*Online or on-campus (space-available basis)

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