MSN Program (Master of Science in Nursing)
The Master of Science in Nursing degree builds on past nursing education and clinical experience, prepares you for advanced practice in a range of health care settings, and lays the groundwork for doctorate study.
The objective of the master’s degree program is to prepare students for advanced nursing positions that address the needs of individuals, families, and communities.
The program of study requires completion of the core curriculum, concentration or population focus area courses, and a proposal for a project supported by empirical data.
MSN Degree Program (The Master of Science in Nursing):
To be considered for this program, you must:
- Be a member of the IABP in good standing
- Must be an RN (Registered Nurse)
- Must possess a bachelor’s degree or BSN degree
COURSES & COMPETENCIES
Master of Science in Nursing – Administration and Leadership
Advanced Nursing Roles
Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing
Scientific and Analytical Approaches
MSN 520/MHA 520
Health Policy, Ethical, and Legal Perspectives of the Healthcare System
MSN 525/MHA 525
Human Resource Management for Health Professionals
MSN 530/MHA 530
Strategic Health Management and Planning
MSN 535/MHA 535
Leadership, Organizational Theory, and Behavior for Health Professionals
MSN 540/MHA 540
Health Care Finance, Strategic, and Planning for Healthcare
MSN 545/MHA 545
Health Care Information Systems and Technology
Advanced Nursing Administration and Leadership Practicum
Master of Science in Nursing Course Descriptions
MHA 500 – Healthcare Management and Administration
This course employs a systematic approach to the study of organizations, with a particular emphasis on health care organizations. Included are organizational strategy, objectives, technology, size, design, adaptability, decision-making, control, culture, processes, politics, conflict, learning, and inter-organizational connections. The conceptual basis is derived from organizational structures, theory, operations management, systems theory, sociology, and psychology.
MHA 505 – Healthcare Marketing
The objective, role, and application of planning and marketing in the management of health care are investigated. Content comprises strategic planning, situational analysis, strategy creation, action planning, exchange/buyer behavior, segmentation, market research, pricing of products and services, distribution, promotion, and marketing control. Examining the function and duty of health system governance in marketing basics and ethics. This course provides a framework for identifying “the customer” of health care and for structuring and positioning a company within a given market. Economists, organizational theorists, psychologists, and sociologists are among the fields from which some theoretical notions are borrowed.
MHA 510 – Global Healthcare Administration
This course introduces global health care services and systems and lays the groundwork for comprehending, comparing, and assessing selected health care services and systems. Students will have an appreciation for the social, cultural, historical, geographic, environmental, economic, and political aspects that impact health. Important global health themes are researched from a public health perspective, with an emphasis on the determinants of health and sickness, health status indicators, health policy, and the organization, financing, and delivery of health care services and systems. The course focuses on the role of the health care professional and health management techniques in the health care delivery system, as well as comprehending historical and contemporary challenges, as well as current ethical concerns concerning the cost, quality, and accessibility of health care. Discussion and assignments in the course are geared toward the development of self-directed learning, interpersonal skills, written and spoken communication, and experiential learning. Students will assess and relate the competences required to be a successful healthcare management in a multicultural and global context, as well as gain an understanding of the health inequalities that exist between nations.
MHA 515 – Healthcare Quality and Operations
This course focuses on the fundamental ideas, concepts, and methodologies of health care operations management, quality management, and process improvement. Patient safety, clinical process improvement, and credentialing are components of the systematic quality approach.
MHA 599 – Healthcare Administration Capstone
This culminating course for healthcare administration majors aims to synthesize the principles, methodologies, and expertise of all healthcare administration specializations. It focuses on strategic management, which is systematically researched and then applied. This course is aimed for MHA students concluding their program.
The following courses are utilized to fulfill requirements for both the Master of Science in Nursing and the Master of Healthcare Administration programs.
MSN 520/MHA 520 – Health Policy, Ethical, and Legal Perspectives of the Healthcare System
This course gives the chance to examine important ethical theories and the guiding principles for direct and indirect care of individuals, families, and communities. Examines selected ideas, principles, and cases pertaining to legal issues of care within the context of critical nursing decision-making. The evolution and impact of health policy concerns on the health care of individuals, families, and populations will be examined.
MSN 525/MHA 525 – Human Resource Management for Health Professionals
This course addresses human resource management topics as they pertain to health services firms. Students will investigate the relationship between human resource management and general management, the nature of work and human resources, compensation and benefits, workforce planning, recruitment and selection, training and development, employee evaluation and discipline, and union management relations.
MSN 530/MHA 530 – Strategic Health Management and Planning
This course addresses the dynamic character of health care organizations and their consequences for leaders and managers within the framework of organizations as open systems from an individual, group, and system viewpoint. The course focuses on enhancing organizational efficiency, effectiveness, and efficacy via the use of leadership concepts.
MSN 535/MHA 535 – Leadership, Organizational Theory, and Behavior for Health Professionals
This course analyzes the dynamic nature of organizations in the health services industry and their implications for leaders and managers in the context of organizations as open systems from an individual, group, and system perspective. The course concentrates on increasing organizational efficiency, effectiveness, and efficacy through the application of leadership principles.
MSN 540/MHA 540 – Health Care Finance, Strategic, and Planning for Healthcare
This course introduces students to financial management technologies for the healthcare industry. It provides a realistic method for finding, assessing, and recommending the financial feasibility of healthcare organizations’ business decisions. Students will analyze the financial effect, feasibility, and sustainability of situations affecting healthcare companies using approaches and methodology covered in class.
MSN 545/MHA 545 – Health Care Information Systems and Technology
This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental knowledge and skills required to supervise healthcare information technology and informatics. This includes identifying and resolving organizational issues affecting the design, implementation, and enterprise-wide use of health information management systems and data. Students discuss the functions and interoperability of various systems, including regulatory requirements, how to ensure the confidentiality of patient information, and recent trends in the rapidly transforming healthcare environment.