Nursing Health Systems Leadership

“BE THE DIFFERENCE” AS A LEADER IN HEALTH CARE.

Are you interested in developing effective systems of care? Leading the changes needed at all levels of our health care system? Would you agree the health care system desperately needs well prepared nurse leaders? In this rapidly advancing healthcare field, there is a growing need for well-educated, forward thinking and progressive nurse leaders. If you answered yes to these questions a career in health system leadership may just be the fit you are seeking. 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 roles through gaining the knowledge, competency and skills in navigating and changing complex systems, evidence-based innovation, effective and persuasive communication, managing relationships, creating systems in which a commitment to equity and inclusion is hardwired and requisite business skills.
  • After graduation, you’ll be academically eligible to take certification exams in nursing (American Organization for Nursing Leadership – AONL; American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC) or health care administration (American College of Health Care Executives - ACHE).
  • Online format with 3 one-credit immersive on campus learning experiences.
  • Cohort admitted each fall…learn together become colleagues for life!
  • Expert instructors with a range of real-life work experience.

 

What degree is right for me?

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

Credits: 18-24


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.

Tuition Cost Per Credit: $1,220.00


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Post- Master's Certificate- 18-24 Credits

Health Systems Leadership: Managing Populations and Access

Quality Improvement Science

Informatics, Technology and Professional Issues

Marketing and Economics in Healthcare

Workforce Solutions: Culture, People, and Processes

Leadership Change, Strategy, and Innovation in Healthcare

Healthcare Financial Literacy

Professional Role Development - Clinical hours

Immersive learning experiences (three, 1-credit immersions)

MSN Courses- 36 Credits

Theoretical Foundations of Nursing 

Research & Evidence as a Foundation for Nursing

Ethics, Policy, and Health Care Advocacy

Health Systems Leadership: Managing Populations and Access

Quality Improvement Science

Informatics, Technology and Professional Issues

Marketing and Economics in Healthcare

Workforce Solutions: Culture, People, and Processes

Leadership Change, Strategy, and Innovation in Healthcare

Healthcare Financial Literacy

Professional Role Development - Clinical hours

Immersive learning experiences (three, 1-credit immersions)

Post- BSN DNP Courses- 63 Credits

Theoretical Foundations of Nursing 

Research & Evidence as a Foundation for Nursing

Ethics, Policy, and Health Care Advocacy

Health Systems Leadership: Managing Populations and Access

Quality Improvement Science

Informatics, Technology and Professional Issues

Marketing and Economics in Healthcare

Workforce Solutions: Culture, People, and Processes

Leadership Change, Strategy, and Innovation in Healthcare

Healthcare Financial Literacy

Professional Role Development - Clinical hours

Immersive learning experiences (three, 1-credit immersions)

Health Care Policy

Translational Research

Epidemiology

Outcomes Management

Applied Statistics for Health Sciences

Residency appropriate to specialization

Doctor of Nursing Practice Capstone 1

Doctor of Nursing Practice Capstone 2

Additional courses as approved by adviser. 


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Application Deadline: Priority deadline is May 1. Applications will be accepted through August 1 on a space-available basis.

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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.
  • A resume and written statement of professional goals, including reasons for pursuing graduate study.
  • 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.

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Graduate Program Recruiter

Lizzie Kerrick- email Lizzie 

 

Program Advisor

Taylor Rose Pamperin, M.Ed.- email Taylor