Specialization in Nursing Administration

Lead Faculty: Dr. Mary Kracun

The Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration specialization prepares nurse managers who will provide leadership and management services to clinical care organizations. Successful decision-making strategies, evidence-based practice, team building and collaboration, fiscal management, quality improvement, creating a learning culture that supports high quality and safe patient care, and a systems approach to management are considered from a variety of theoretical and practical perspectives.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Effectively communicate with members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team in the design and management of health care delivery systems.
  2. Employ best evidence and nursing judgment to make sound and ethical decisions that advance the quality and safety of nursing care and care delivery systems.
  3. Create and implement a plan for day-to-day operations for a clinical facility in order to maintain accreditation, to meet organizational goals, achieve quality and safety outcomes, and carry out the mission of the facility.
  4. Provide effective, caring, culturally sensitive, and fiscally responsible leadership to nurses and other members of the health care team in order to facilitate excellence in patient care services to diverse patient populations.
  5. Lead in the continuous improvement of quality and safety in patient care organizations.
  6. Develop an organizational culture that engenders lifelong learning, quality, safety, and competence in a clinical care organization.


Area of Specialization (7 courses; 31.5 quarter units)
Specialization in Nursing Administration (7 courses; 31.5 quarter units)
Students take the MSN Core courses, then take the Specialization courses. The Practicum course is the final course of the program; all other courses must be taken before the practicum.
Core Requisite(s):