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Master of Science in Nursing – Leadership in Healthcare Systems Curriculum

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Curriculum and Online Nursing Courses Overview

The online nursing leadership program prepares nurses for a variety of administration positions in healthcare. The 30-credit-hour program requires 18 credits in core online MSN courses and 12 credits in specialization courses. Students take one MSN: Leadership in Healthcare Systems course per 8-week session.

Core Courses

  Credits
NUR 510 Nursing Theory & Research I 3
NUR 512 Organization, Delivery and Policy in Healthcare 3
NUR 514 Nursing Leadership and Advanced Roles 3
NUR 516 Information Systems and Technology for Improved Healthcare 3
NUR 520 Nursing Theory & Research II 3
NUR 551 Advanced Role Practicum 3
Total Core Credit Hours: 18

There is an optional core course, NUR 570 Capstone Nursing Theory and Research Elective, if you choose to add a thesis or research project to your curriculum. This is optional and will add 3 credits to your degree plan.

The MSN: Leadership in Healthcare Systems requires a total of 12 specialization credit hours from the following online msn degree courses:

Specialization Courses

  Credits
NUR 530 Financial Management of Nursing Systems 3
NUR 531 Human Resource Management in Healthcare 3
NUR 532 Nursing Leadership and the Healthcare System 3
NUR 533 Quality and Safety in Healthcare 3
Total Specialization Credit Hours: 12

This curriculum goes into effect Fall I, 2012. The current Jacksonville University Academic Catalog official guide to all programs. Speak to a program representative today to learn more about Jacksonville University’s online MSN: Leadership in Healthcare Systems program.