Nursing Health Systems Leadership

The heart to care. The head to lead. 

In this rapidly advancing healthcare field, there is a growing need for well-educated, forward thinking and progressive nurse leaders. If you are naturally drawn to leadership positions and see opportunities as improvements rather than challenges, a career in health system leadership and management may be the fit you are seeking.

Program Highlights

  • Prepare for leadership, administrative and executive roles through understanding health systems, clinical operations, and strategic thinking.  
  • After graduation, you’ll be academically eligible to take certification exams in nursing administration or heath care executive.
  • Online program which can be taken part-time or full-time.

 

What degree is right for me?

Post-Master's Certificate MSN Post-BSN DNP*

Credits: 24-30


MSN required


Program delivery: online

Credits: 36


BSN required


Program delivery: online

Credits: 63


BSN required


Program delivery: online

*Post-MSN DNP tracks also offered. 

All programs have rolling admission.

2019-20 Tuition Cost Per Credit: $1,170.00


View the course work

Post- Master's Certificate- 24-30 Credits

Organizational Communication

Ethics Policy and Advocacy in Health Care Organizations

Health Care Systems: Managing Populations and Access

Quality Improvement Science in Health Care

Health Care Informatics, Technology and Professional Issues

Professional Role Development - Clinical

Up to 4 additional courses (12 credit hours) as approved by adviser.

MSN Courses- 36 Credits

Organizational Communication 

Ethics Policy and Advocacy in Health Care Organizations 

Theoretical Foundations of Nursing 

Quality Improvement Science in Health Care

Health Care Informatics, Technology and Professional Issues

Professional Role Development - Clinical 

Additional courses as approved by adviser

Research & Evidence as a Foundation for Nursing
Organizational and Systems Leadership 

Post- BSN DNP Courses- 63 Credits

Theoretical Foundations of Nursing 

Research & Evidence as a Foundation for Nursing

Ethics Policy and Advocacy in Health Care Organizations

Health Care Systems: Managing Populations and Access

Quality Improvement Science in Health Care

Health Care Informatics, Technology and Professional Issues

Health Care Policy or Outcomes Management

Translational Research

Epidemiology 

Applied Statistics for Health Sciences

Organizational Communication

Professional Issues in APN/DNP Practice

Professional Role Development - Clinical

Health Care Management and Leadership - Clinical

Residency for DNP in Health Care Systems Leadership 

Doctor of Nursing Practice Capstone 1

Doctor of Nursing Practice Capstone 2

Additional courses as approved by adviser.  


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Application Deadline: Rolling Admission

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Application Requirements

Official transcripts from all current and previous colleges/universities.

  • Three completed recommendation letters prepared by previous or present employers and teachers familiar with graduate education in nursing. (Post-master's certificate requires only one completed recommendation.)
  • A resume and written statement of professional goals, including reasons for pursuing graduate study.
  • GRE scores (general test only). Waived if undergraduate (or if applicant has already earned bachelor's or master's degree) GPA is 3.200 or above. 
  • International applicants only: TOEFL score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency.
  • All applicants must be registered in the United States as a professional nurse. Graduates of nursing schools in foreign countries must successfully complete the certification program administered by the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools and must be licensed in Wisconsin.

For a comprehensive listing of merit-based aid (graduate assistantships/fellowships), visit the departmental financial aid webpage. U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible to apply for need-based federal aid (loans) to help fund their educational expenses as well.

 

Graduate Program Recruiter

Lizzie Kerrick- email Lizzie 

 

Program Advisor

Taylor Rose Pamperin, M.Ed.- email Taylor