Specialization in Nursing Administration
Lead Faculty: Dr. Barbara F. Piper
The Master of Science in Nursing, Specialization in Nursing Administration 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, and creating a learning culture that supports high quality and safe patient care are considered within a systems approach to management. The specialization courses offered in the MSN, Specialization in Nursing Administration are designed using the Interprofessional Education Model to develop IPE competencies.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Effectively communicate with members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team in the design and management of healthcare delivery systems.
- Employ best evidence and judgment to make sound and ethical decisions that advance the quality and safety of healthcare and care delivery systems.
- Create and implement a plan for day-to-day operations for a clinical facility in order to maintain accreditation, meet organizational goals, achieve quality and safety outcomes, and carry out the mission of the facility.
- Provide effective, caring, culturally sensitive and fiscally responsible leadership to other members of the healthcare team in order to facilitate excellence in patient care services to diverse patient populations.
- Apply principles of leadership and management to foster an organizational culture that engenders lifelong learning, quality, safety, and competence in a clinical care organization.