The MS in Nursing/Administrative track is designed for those who wish to lead. Upon graduation, you’ll be ready to assume an advanced role in a variety
of healthcare settings, such as hospitals, long-term care facilities, and
rehabilitation facilities. While your colleagues provide bedside care, you’ll be
a member of a leadership team that plans, organizes, and implements programs
within a rapidly changing healthcare system.
The 36-credit nursing
administration track program is fully accredited by the Commission on
Collegiate Nursing Education. The coursework prepares you for an
advanced-practice nursing role as a nurse administrator. It is also an essential step
when pursuing doctoral studies.
Upon completion, the MS degree will prepare you to:
Course work in this program builds on your knowledge and skills. It provides the theoretical and practical knowledge required for advanced nursing practice in diverse settings within a rapidly changing health care system. Nurse
administrators assume leadership roles in planning, organizing, and implementing care across the spectrum of health care settings.
All courses below marked with a star (*) are online courses, while the
remaining courses serve as hybrid courses. The hybrid courses also state
when they will meet in person on campus.
NURS 610* – Health Promotion and Social Issues 3 cr.
NURS/HSAD 614* – Health Policy 3 cr.
NURS 619* – Leadership Strategies in Nursing 3 cr.
NURS 622 – The Practice of Nursing Research I (meets first and third week) 3 cr.
NURS 623 – The Practice of Nursing Research II (meets on the second, fourth, and twelfth week) 3 cr.
NURS 628 – Advanced Professional Role Development (meets first and third week) 3 cr.
Elective* 6 cr.
NURS 729* – Nursing Administration 3 cr.
NURS/HSAD 730* – Financial Management in Health Care 3 cr.
NURS 731 – Nursing Administration Practicum I (meets first and third week) 3cr.
NURS 732* – Nursing Administration Practicum II 3 cr.
Students may choose electives from IUP courses that are appropriate for their needs and interests and are approved by their advisor as they work toward meeting the program objectives. Three credits of NURS 795 Thesis may be substituted for electives.
Students who choose the thesis option may graduate with more than the required 36 credits.
Hybrid courses will meet on Mondays from 6:00–9:00 p.m. NURS 623 will meet from 6:00–8:00 p.m. on the specified weeks mentioned. Summer courses being taught over six weeks will meet the first and third weeks from 6:00–9:00 p.m. NURS 623 will be taught
over the full summer and will meet from 6:00–8:00 p.m. on the specified weeks.
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