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Leadership and Management Concentration

Overview

Nursing is rapidly evolving as a profession along with health care in general. Graduates of a master of science in nursing leadership and management program will find jobs in the following areas: 

  • Unit managers in hospitals
  • Supervisors or directors in public health, long term care or other agencies
  • Specific roles in institution- such as safety, infection control or patient education
  • College level teaching in nursing at an associate or baccalaureate level. If at the baccalaureate level, you will need to consider a PhD or DNP in the future.

NURS 501 Introduction, Sacred Covenant Conceptual Framework (1 SH)
NURS 510 Historical, Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Nursing (3 SH)
NURS 516 Application of Legal & Ethical 
Principles to Health Care Administration (3 SH)
NURS 515 Health Care Delivery System (3 SH)
NURS 628 Systems Approach to Organizational Behavior (3 SH)
NURS 626 Managing in a Complex Environment (3 SH)
NURS 512 Knowledge Development: Epidemiology and Infomatics (3 SH)
NURS 511 Translational Scholarship for Evidenced Based Practice (3 SH)
NURS 503 Practice Skills for Conflict Transformation (3 SH)
NURS 620 Safety, Risk Reduction, and Quality Care (4 SH)
NURS 629 Instructional Methodologies Nurse Leaders (2 SH)
NURS 622 Nursing Administration Finance (2 SH)
NURS 630 Leadership Project (4 SH)

TOTAL SH 37

NOTE: For both full-time and part-time students, NURS511 is a prerequisite to NURS620 which is a prerequisite to NURS630. In addition, these courses must be taken sequentially in the student’s last year in the program. Finally, all work must be completed before one is eligible for enrollment in NURS 630.

Leadership and School Nursing Concentration

Overview

The program is consistent with current Pennsylvania state and national school nurse standards and guidelines. It focuses on health care management for school-aged children and is designed to prepare registered nurses to meet the health needs of children of all ages in diverse school settings. Graduates of this program meet the requirements for a Pennsylvania certificate as a Level I Educational Specialist-School Nurse. However, school nurses from states other than Pennsylvania will find the program beneficial as well. 

Graduates of a Master of Science in leadership and school nurse concentration will find jobs in the following areas:

  • School and camp settings.
  • Supervisors or directors in public health, or other agencies.
    • College level teaching in nursing at an associate or baccalaureate level. If at the baccalaureate level, you will need to consider a PhD or DNP in the future.

*NURS 504 School Nursing: Legal Mandates (3 SH)
*EDDS 601 Advocacy Issues Within Special Education (3 SH)
NURS 501 Introduction, Sacred Covenant Conceptual Framework (1 SH)
NURS 510 Historical, Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Nursing (3 SH)
*NURS 505 School Nursing: Theory and Diverse Learners (3 SH)
EDCC 531 Social & Ethical Issues in Education (3 SH)
*NURS 506 School Nursing Practicum (3 SH)
EDDA 571 Trauma Restoration and Resilience in Educational Env.
EDCC 521 Peacebuilding & Conflict Resolution (3 SH)
NURS 503 Practice Skills for Conflict Transformation (3 SH) – if not taking EDCC521.
NURS 511 Translational Scholarship for Evidenced Based Practice (3 SH)Spring
NURS 620 Safety, Risk Reduction, and Quality Care (4 SH)
NURS 628 Systems Approach to Organizational Behavior (3 SH)
NURS 630 Leadership Project (4 SH)

Total Credit Hours: 38 or 39

*required 12 SH for the PA Department of Education Educational Specialist Level I Certification: School Nurse

NOTE: For both full-time and part-time students, NURS511 is a prerequisite to NURS620 which is a prerequisite to NURS630. In addition, these courses must be taken sequentially in the student’s last year in the program. Finally, all work must be completed before one is eligible for enrollment in NURS630.

 

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