Nursing Management Leadership (NML) 

Description of Program

The Nursing Management Leadership (NML) option is a 33 credit hour program that prepares the baccalaureate professional nurse for a variety of nursing leadership management positions. Graduate students who choose the Nursing Management Leadership option will be prepared to assume leadership and management roles in an integrated healthcare system and to develop, implement, and evaluate programs for targeted populations in a variety of settings. This program option is designed to enable the graduate to envision a broadened career perspective, and encourages and enhances focused research and development efforts related to nursing leadership. This option provides broad administrative, leadership and management clinical learning experiences that emphasize depth and breadth in applying new knowledge as a healthcare leader.

The Master’s prepared nurse in administrative role:

  • Employs management skills that facilitate collaborative relationships
  • Selects and uses advanced analytic, problem solving, and communication skills
  • Uses information and collaborates with community partners
  • Advocates for consumers and community partners
  • Embraces change and manages it effectively.

Upon completion of this Master of Science in Nursing degree, the graduate may qualify for the Advanced Nurse Executive certification exam.

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Curriculum Schedule

Semester Hours

Graduate Level Statistics 3

Core Courses
Semester Hours
500 Theoretical Foundations 3
508 Nursing Research 3
516 Advances in Nursing Leadership 3
Specific Courses
Semester Hours
544 Development and Evaluation of Programs in Health Care 3
548 Nursing Informatics 3
552 Finance and Healthcare Management 3
553 Health Policy, Law, & Regulation 3
554 Human Resource Management 3
558 Managed Care and Integrated Delivery System 3
614 Management Practicum with Capstone Project (may be taken over 2 semesters) (384 practicum hours) 6
Practicum hours are calculated as 1 credit hour = 4 clock hours
Total Semester hours 33
Total practicum hours 384

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