Leadership in Healthcare

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The Leadership in Healthcare curriculum option provides nurses with the skills and knowledge to become leaders and change agents in the evolving health care environment. The curriculum focuses on leadership, health care management and evaluation, and human and fiscal oversight to foster effectiveness, innovation, and change.

Students in this curriculum option achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • Gain competencies in leadership behaviors
  • Develop skills related to human and fiscal resource management
  • Develop skills related to health care management, evaluation, and the ethics of health care systems and organizations
  • Gain competencies in clinical outcomes management
  • Evaluate policies that relate to healthcare delivery
  • Develop skills in the use and evaluation of technology in health care environments

Graduates function as managers or administrators in health care systems, governmental agencies or community organizations.

Faculty advisor for Leadership in Healthcare: Ruth Rea

Part-time, Year 1
Quarter Course Credits
Autumn
(6 credits)
T NURS 507: Leadership Behaviors for Evolving Healthcare Organizations 3
T NURS 527: Healthcare Systems and Health Policy 3
Winter
(6 credits)
T NURS 520: Scholarly Inquiry for Nursing Practice 3
T NURS 539: Healthcare Business Strategies: Optimizing Resources 3
Spring
(6 credits)
T NURS 509: Evaluation and Decision-Making in Healthcare 3
T NURS 521: Scholarly Inquiry for Nursing Practice II 3
Summer
(3 credits)
related coursework 3

Part-time, Year 2

Quarter Course Credits
Autumn
(7 credits)
T NURS 510: Society, Justice, and Health 3
T NURS 598: Scholarly Projects (seminar) 1
related coursework 3
Winter
(7-12 credits)
T NURS 503: Advanced Fieldwork 3
T NURS 598: Scholarly Projects or T NURS 700: Master's Thesis 1-6
related coursework 3 or 6
Spring
(7-12 credits)
T NURS 503: Advanced Fieldwork 3
T NURS 598: Scholarly Projects or T NURS 700: Master's Thesis 1-6
related coursework 3 or 6
Total credits 45-48*

* Students selecting the thesis option will earn 48 credits.

Full-time, Year 1
Quarter Course Credits
Autumn
(9 credits)
T NURS 507: Leadership Behaviors for Evolving Healthcare Organizations 3
T NURS 510: Society, Justice, and Health 3
T NURS 527: Healthcare Systems and Health Policy 3
Winter
(9 credits)
T NURS 520: Scholarly Inquiry for Nursing Practice 3
T NURS 539: Healthcare Business Strategies: Optimizing Resources 3
related coursework 3
Spring
(10 credits)
T NURS 503: Advanced Fieldwork 3
T NURS 509: Evaluation and Decision-Making in Healthcare 3
T NURS 521: Scholarly Inquiry for Nursing Practice II 3
T NURS 598: Scholarly Projects (seminar) 1
Summer
(3 credits)
related coursework 3

Full-time, Year 2

Quarter Course Credits
Autumn
(14 credits)
T NURS 503: Advanced Fieldwork 3
T NURS 598: Scholarly Projects or T NURS 700: Master's Thesis 5
related coursework (two three-credit classes) 6
Total credits 45-48*

* Students selecting the thesis option will earn 48 credits.