This master’s option prepares nurses to be leaders in health care and health systems. Graduates will be prepared to lead as nurse executives at both the organizational and systems levels. The focus of this option is on improving health outcomes for patients and populations through the leadership of effective, efficient, equitable, and patient-centered practices. Students will take courses in both the School of Nursing and the School of Business Administration.
Graduates wishing to obtain a Master of Business Administration after completing the program will be able to transfer the nine business credits completed in the concentration toward the MBA.
This 41 credit option is available at the Main Campus. A minimum of 240 hours of faculty supervised clinical hours is required. Students take courses in both the School of Nursing and School of Business Administration. Courses are offered in hybrid format, face to face, or online. This option can be completed either in 18–24 months of full-time enrollment or at the student’s pace for part-time study within the five-year time limit post matriculation. Graduates wishing to obtain an MBA after completion of this option will be able to transfer the 9 business credits toward the MBA curriculum in the School of Business Administration. Graduates will be prepared to become certified in executive nursing practice through the AONL after two years of executive nurse experience. A post-master’s certificate and accelerated MSN-PhD are available.
The program of study that appears here applies to students who were admitted for the summer session of this catalog year and later. Students admitted prior to that term should select the appropriate catalog year of their admission. Choose previous catalogs from the Home, Graduate, or Undergraduate Catalog Page at http://Catalog.widener.edu.