Master of Science in Nursing
Nursing Leadership in Health Systems
The Nursing Leadership in Health Systems track is a 42-credit-hour program that prepares mid-level and senior nursing leaders. Courses offer a wide range of administrative knowledge, from leadership and decision making to economics and organizational theory.
The educational experience culminates in the capstone administrative practicum and research experiences. The elective courses enable students to tailor their studies to meet their career goals or emerging employment opportunities.
Weekend Executive Experience and problem-based learning (PBL)
Our Weekend Executive Experience in Nursing Leadership in Health Systems allows students with limited time to satisfy the "courses in major" requirements in ten concentrated weekends. The Weekend Executive Experience utilizes problem-based learning (PBL). PBL is a teaching and learning method that requires the student to take an active role in learning through case scenarios that ultimately improve critical-thinking skills, clinical reasoning, and instills a commitment to continuous learning—all assets that will give graduates a competitive advantage in the health care marketplace.
Please note: Except for the four courses included in the PBL, noted with an asterisk (*) and the nursing administration practicum, all courses are web-based.
Potential employment opportunities for Nursing Leadership in Health Systems graduates include:
- Nurse manager
- Unit manager
- Director of nursing
- Vice president of nursing (or clinical services)
- Case manager
- Outcomes manager
- Project director
- Administrative consultant
- Health policy specialist
- Academic clinical instructor
- Staff development consultant
- Manager of clinical operations
Curriculum (42 Credit Hours) (Practicum Supervised Hours -135)
|Core courses (12 credits)||Credits|
|N502||Nursing Theory I||3|
|N504||Leadership for Advanced Practice Nursing||3|
|R500||Nursing Research Methods I||3|
|R590 or R699||Scholarly Project (3 credit hours) or Thesis (6 credit hours)||3|
|Courses in the major (30 credits)||Credits|
|R505||Measurement and Data Analysis||3|
|L650||Data Analysis for Clinical and Administrative Decision-making||3|
|L670||Economic Analysis of Nursing & Health Systems||3|
|I639||Informatics in Nursing Administration Practice*||3|
|L574||Administrative Management in Nursing* **||
|L671||Financial Management in Nursing* **||
|L575||Corporate & Public Policy for Nursing Executives* **||
*Weekend PBL Courses (CUBE)
** Courses approved to apply toward PhD in nursing program of study. These are available for post-master's certificate study as well.
|L579||Nursing Administration Practicum||
Focus area credits (6 credits) may include the following:
For specific questions about the Nursing Leadership in Health Systems track, please contact:
Other questions that aren't specific to this track? Please e-mail oesgrads [at] iupui [dot] edu.