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MSN - Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems

If you're a nurse professional who would like to prepare for career advancement, you might explore Grand Canyon University's online Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Leadership in Health Care Systems program. Read on for details about this program and its requirements.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Leadership in Health Care Systems

School Offering Program:

Grand Canyon University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Those interested in Grand Canyon University's online Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Leadership in Health Care Systems program must have effective communication and strong decision-making skills and leadership qualities. Applicants to Grand Canyon University should have a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

The online Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Leadership in Health Care Systems program from Grand Canyon University is designed to integrate roles such as researcher, educator, advocate, coach and clinician. Its aim is to prepare nurse professionals to be able to create strategies for implementing changes in health care systems and pave the way toward improved outcomes in patient care experiences. The curriculum is centered around nursing and leadership courses such as advanced nursing concepts and organizational leadership. Students must complete a practicum course that requires 150 hours of field experience.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

36 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Grand Canyon University's financial aid office for more information.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Leadership in Health Care Systems

A requirement for Grand Canyon University's online Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Leadership in Health Care Systems degree is the completion of 36 major credits. The nine courses are worth four credits each. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Grand Canyon University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Major Requirements (36 credits)

  • Introduction to Advanced Registered Nursing
  • Organizational Leadership and Informatics
  • Translational Research and Population Health Management
  • Evidence-Based Practice Project
  • Organizational Development and Change
  • Principles of Health Care Financial Management
  • Performance Improvement and Quality in Health Care
  • Acquiring, Developing, and Leveraging Human Capital
  • Leadership in Health Care Systems Practicum

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Experienced and well-qualified graduates of Grand Canyon University's online Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Leadership in Health Care Systems program could be able to seek admission to post-master's certificate and doctoral degree nursing programs. Related programs are offered by Grand Canyon University as well as other institutions of higher learning. These programs might prepare students to implement health care policy and redesign complex health care systems. The following programs might be sought out:

  • Post-Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Education Certificate
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • DNP with a concentration in Health Systems Executive Leadership

Career Paths:

Several opportunities in nursing might be pursued by graduates of Grand Canyon University's online Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Leadership in Health Care Systems program. Graduates could be able to apply their in-depth knowledge of nursing in hospitals, clinics or physicians' offices. Possible career titles might include:

  • Staff nurse
  • Charge nurse
  • Advanced registered nurse
  • Director of nursing