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Areas of Specialization

Choose your area of expertise. Our program offers concentrations in three areas.

All areas of concentration are 33 semester hours (8.25 credits).

This study option prepares the graduate for a leadership role in nursing administration. Core courses provide the student with a framework for clinical leadership in an advanced role in nursing.

Advanced competence courses provide the foundation for the role of leader in administration or management.

Clinical residency develops depth in practice as an administrator.

Graduate Nursing Core

  • NRS 501 Theories in Nursing and Clinical Leadership
  • NRS 502 Health Care Systems: Organization, Policy & Finance
  • NRS 503 Applied Research for Clinical Leadership
  • NRS 504 Clinical Prevention and Population-Based Practice
  • NRS 523 Clinical Leadership Role Development

Advanced Competence

  • NRS 521 Foundations for Advanced Clinical Role
  • NRS 524 Practicum: Advanced Clinical Role
  • NRS 532 Technology for Health Care Education and Practice
  • NRS 538 Management of Clinical Outcomes

Role Concentration

  • NRS 536 Advanced Topics in Nursing Administration and Management
  • NRS 537 Residency: Clinical Leadership in Nursing Administration

Course Sequencing

Students may complete the program in two years. Other sequencing options allow for up to three years for program completion. Most courses are offered in an eight-week format. Courses are supplemented with an online format to promote efficient time management.

This study option prepares the graduate for a leadership role at the point of care to achieve optimal clinical outcomes for individuals and populations.

Core courses provide the student with a framework for clinical leadership in an advanced role in nursing. Advanced competence courses provide the foundation for the role of leader in the care environment and in management of outcomes.

Concentration courses focus on knowledge and skills for leadership in clinical practice with interprofessional teams.

Clinical residency develops depth in practice as a clinical leader in the care environment. Upon completion of this concentration, students will be eligible to sit for Clinical Nurse Leader certification.

Graduate Nursing Core

  • NRS 501 Theories in Nursing and Clinical Leadership
  • NRS 502 Health Care Systems: Organization, Policy & Finance
  • NRS 503 Applied Research for Clinical Leadership
  • NRS 504 Clinical Prevention and Population-Based Practice
  • NRS 523 Clinical Leadership Role Development

Advanced Competence

  • NRS 521 Foundations for Advanced Clinical Role
  • NRS 524 Practicum: Advanced Clinical Role
  • NRS 532 Technology for Health Care Education and Practice
  • NRS 538 Management of Clinical Outcomes

Role Concentration

  • NRS 540 Residency: Clinical Leadership in the Care Environment

This study option prepares the graduate for a clinical leadership role as a nurse educator in a variety of settings. Graduates may assume roles as clinical faculty in schools of nursing as well as nurse educators in staff development and continuing education departments in health care agencies.

Core courses provide the student with a framework for clinical leadership in an advanced role in nursing. Advanced competency courses provide the foundation for the role of leader in clinical care and management of outcomes.

Concentration courses focus on knowledge and skills in curriculum design, implementation and evaluation. A clinical residency with a master teacher provides teaching experience in academic and/or health care settings.

Graduate Nursing Core

  • NRS 501 Theories in Nursing and Clinical Leadership
  • NRS 502 Health Care Systems: Organization, Policy & Finance
  • NRS 503 Applied Research for Clinical Leadership
  • NRS 504 Clinical Prevention and Population-Based Practice
  • NRS 523 Clinical Leadership Role Development

Advanced Competence

  • NRS 521 Foundations for Advanced Clinical Role
  • NRS 524 Practicum: Advanced Clinical Role
  • NRS 532 Technology for Health Care Education and Practice
  • NRS 538 Management of Clinical Outcomes

Role Concentration

  • NRS 533 Curriculum Development and Evaluation for Nurse Educators
  • NRS 534 Residency: Clinical Leadership in Nursing Education

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