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The Nurse Executive program develop nurse leaders to assume management roles in various health care settings. These may include inpatient and outpatient care delivery, health maintenance, disease management, healthcare consulting and healthcare technology organizations.
The 39-credit Nurse Executive program is held online*. Required clinical hours are completed in an approved location where students reside.
An on-site residency is required for students enrolled in NSG500, Advanced Health Assessment, in order to demonstrate advanced physical assessment skills. Each course syllabus dictates the terms of the specific course Residency.
graduation from an accredited baccalaureate program in nursing with
a minimum 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from original program
licensure as a registered nurse
one year of clinical practice prior to management core
undergraduate statistics course
undergraduate research course
statement of professional goals
two letters of recommendation
Post-Graduate Certificate Program A Nurse Executive post-graduate certificate program is available for advanced practice nurses who have earned a master’s degree. Students seeking this certification will complete the Nurse Executive curriculum. A review of official transcripts will determine a student’s course of study.
• Master’s or Doctoral degree with a major in nursing from a program approved by either The National League for Nursing (NLN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
• GPA 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
• Current Registered nurse license.
• Two years of recent professional experience in nursing
• Personal interview
• Completed application for admission to graduate Studies, including academic transcripts
• Two letters of reference from health care professionals attesting to the candidate’s clinical expertise
• Statement of professional goals
Course of Study
raduate Nursing Core (24 Credits)
NSG 500 Advanced Health Assessment
NSG 501 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Science
NSG 502 Advanced Nursing Research
NSG 504Advanced Role Development in Nursing
NSG 505 Health Care Policy and Models of Care
NSG 530 Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice
NSG 533Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Nursing
NSG 590Scholarly Review
Nurse Executive Curriculum (15 Credits) NSG 560 Healthcare Operations for the Nurse Executive
NSG 561 Organizational Leadership for the Nurse Executive
NSG 562 Advanced Leadership Topics for the Nurse Executive
NSG 563 Nurse Executive Practicum I
NSG 564 Nurse Executive Practicum II