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The Nursing Administration track is designed to prepare a manager and leader in nursing and healthcare with advanced knowledge and applicable skills in communication and relationship building, healthcare environment, leadership, professionalism, and business management. The graduate will be able to pursue national certification as a nurse executive and a career in nursing administration. Contained within the coursework for the MS degree are four interprofessional health administration courses taught by Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science which confers a graduate certificate in health administration. The degree program culminates in a capstone experience in nursing administration including a 105-hour practicum.

Courses Counting Toward BS and MS

Course Title Quarter Hours
NSG 400THEORETICAL COMPONENTS OF NURSING4
NSG 401NURSING RESEARCH I4
NSG 431HEALTH PROMOTION FOR FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES4
NSG 446ETHICAL AND POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT IN NURSING4
NSG 464HEALTH ASSESSMENT FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE6
NSG 554INFORMATICS AND TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS4

The non-nursing baccalaureate ADN student does not need to complete the BS in nursing but takes three undergraduate bridge courses (NSG 330, NSG 376, and NSG 377) to meet AACN Essentials of the Baccalaureate prepared Nurse before progressing to the graduate degree portion of the program. The BSN prepared nurse immediately begins in the graduate portion of the program.

Undergraduate Requirements

Where applicable, students must also complete the Baccalaureate requirements, including any Liberal Studies​ requirements​ not already met.

In anticipation of earning the MS, students must apply for degree conferral of the BS.

Core Requirements

Course Title Quarter Hours
NSG 429PATHOPHYSIOLOGY & APPLIED PHARMACOLOGY4
NSG 481BIOSTATISTICS AND EPIDEMIOLOGY4
NSG 598GRADUATE RESEARCH SYNTHESIS4

Track Requirements (4 core and 1 elective)

Course Title Quarter Hours
Core Requirements:
NSG 561EVIDENCE BASED MANAGEMENT 13
NSG 564ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND HUMAN RESOURCES 13
NSG 566CURRENT TOPICS IN HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT 13
NSG 596CAPSTONE IN NURSING ADMINISTRATION4
Electives:
NSG 565STRATEGIC PLANNING AND LEADERSHIP IN HEALTHCARE 13
NSG 567HEALTHCARE POLICY AND DELIVERY SYSTEMS 13