As employment opportunities and demands of the health care environment change, masters prepared nurses require additional specialty education. The College of Health Professions and Natural Sciences has developed several post-masters degree options for nurses: Executive, Educator, Legal Nurse Consultant, and Public Health.
All applicants must meet the admission requirements for the post-masters nursing leadership program. A course of study may be individualized based on prior coursework completed.
Through completion of the selected certification program, graduates will:
1. Demonstrate a firm knowledge base in the areas of executive and management theories.
2. Fill a leadership role in executive nursing practice through collaboration; client, staff, and management advocacy; sensitivity to diversity; and ongoing involvement in professional organizations.
3. Negotiate an appropriate role within the context of an evolving health care system.
1. Incorporate findings from teaching/learning theories and research to educate individuals and groups.
2. Fulfill a leadership role in the area of education by facilitating and encouraging the exploration and application of knowledge.
1. Implement knowledge of the medical and legal system to meet the needs of their clients and society.
2. Negotiate an appropriate role within the dynamic legal system.
3. Promote the art of nursing by valuing the unique relationships among people, which create meaning and preserve human dignity.
1. Monitor health status to identify, diagnose, and investigate community health problems and hazards in the community.
2. Achieve public health leader role by informing, educating, and empowering individuals about health issues.
3. Review and develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts.
MSN 6612 Nurse Executive Seminar I
MSN 6613 Nurse Executive Seminar II
MSN 7000 Independent Study in Nursing
HCA 7730 Health Insurance and Reimbursement
HCA 7740 Legal Aspects in Health Care
MSN 8900 Nurse Leadership Portfolio
MSN 7752 Clinical Teaching and Evaluation
MSN 7753 Curriculum Development
MSN 6609 Advanced Concepts in Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
MSN 6610 Advanced Physical Assessment for Nurse Leaders
MSN 6611 Instructional Technology for Nurse Educators
To be taken as a stand-alone course after all coursework is complete.
MSN 6502 Contemporary Concepts in Advanced Practice Roles
MSN 6646 Philosophy and Ethics in Advanced Nursing Roles
MSN 7310 Legal Issues in Nursing Practice
MSN 7320 Practices in the Realm of Nursing and the Law
MSN 7350 Forensic Nursing: Clinical and Legal Implications
MSN 6615 Public Health Essentials
MSN 6616 Epidemiology Health Professions
MSN 6617 Population Health for Health Professionals
PSY 6100 Trauma and the Brain
PSY 6200 Resilience and Self-Care
PSY 6300 Leadership in Trauma-Informed Approaches
MSN 7741 Politics and Policy in the Healthcare System
This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2023-2024 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2022 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.