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The Graduate School Madonna University
36600 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176
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MSN/MBA Nursing Administration / Business Adminstration
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MSN/MBA Nursing Administration / Business Adminstration    
   Required Courses    
      Nursing Core    
         NUR 5010   Profess Foundation for Advanced Nursing Practice Roles 3 s.h.  The professional foundations of advanced nursing practice. Examination of nursing as a profession and practice discipline, ethics, scope of practice, and roles of graduate prepared nurses. 
         NUR 5050   Leadership in Health Care Systems 2 s.h.  Leadership skills and responsibilities of nurses in advanced roles in health care delivery systems and organizations. Analysis of the theoretical and contextual basis for effective interprofessional, collaborative, and team-based relationships. 
         NUR 5120   Health Policy and Advocacy in Advanced Nursing Practice 2 s.h.  Examine issues and develop critical thinking skills used in advanced nursing practice that help shape the health care system and advance values such as social justice through policy processes and advocacy. Legal and political aspects of the health care system are explored to prepare nurses in advanced roles to partner to improve societal health outcomes and the effectiveness of the health care system. 
         NUR 5150   Translating&Integrating Scholarship into Advanced Nursing Practice 3 s.h.  The methods, tools, performance measures, and standards related to quality improvement and research. Integration of theory, evidence, clinical judgment, research, and interprofessional perspectives using translational scholarship. Prerequisite: MTH 2350 or equivalent within past five years. 
         NUR 5480   Theoretical & Scientific Foundation for Advanced Nursing Practice 3 s.h.  Analysis of nursing and other theories from the humanities and related sciences that are used in advanced nursing practice roles, with a focus on selected grand and middle-range theories and concepts related to teaching and learning, epidemiology, genetics, and health promotion. Prerequisite or corequisite: NUR 5010. 
         NUR 5860   Impacting Change through Advanced Nursing Practice 2 s.h.  Examination of multiple theories of change and their relationships to the practice of nursing within an interprofessional environment. Exploration of change principles in relationship to healthcare organizational systems, leadership, quality improvement, and safety. Prerequisites or corequisites: NUR 5010 and NUR 5480. 
      Advanced Core    
         ACC 5320   Essentials of Health Care Financial Decision Making 3 s.h.  Essential knowlege of economics, finance, and budgeting for health care professionals in a variety of settings. Emphasis placed on the skills needed to obtain, justify, and manage fiscal resources to influence day-to-day performance and decision making to assure long-term survival of health care organizations. 
         MKT 5160   Essentials of Marketing 3 s.h.  The study of marketing concepts, terminology, and applications, with special emphasis on the marketing mix relationships: e.g., product, price, promotion, and distribution; global marketing, target marketing, and integrated marketing. Study of the role and operation of marketing functions and their influence on the organization both internally and externally. 
         NUR 5230   Applied Nursing Informatics 1 s.h.  Practicum in putting into practice theoretical knowledge of information systems/technology to bring to the forefront the value-added component of nursing to the health care enterprise. To be taken with MIS 5230. 
      Specialty Curriculum    
         Business Administration    
            ACC 6320   Management Control Systems in Health Care 4 s.h.  Issues pertinent to health care, including advanced financial and economic topics such as financial and non-financial measurement of performance; incentive compensation systems, Kaplan’s Balanced Scorecard, capital structures in various health care settings, and financial risk assessment. Includes the role that individual components of the economy play as they work together in competitive markets. Economic models such as EVA and return on investment (ROI) are studied and analyzed. Although not a case-study course, health care cases are used to illustrate and apply health care concepts. Prerequisite: ACC 5320 or two undergraduate courses in accounting. 
            BL  6040   Legal Issues in Business 2 s.h.  An examination of the nature of the legal environment and issues that confront business managers. Emphasis is given to the operation of our legal system, including international aspects, and underlying issues as they relate to the decision functions of management. Topics include the adjudicatory process, antitrust, contract law, entity selection issues, and other contemporary issues. 
            INB 6080   Perspectives in International Business 2 s.h.  Provides an understanding of the issues confronting executives engaged in international business. Particular emphasis will be placed on trade and management issues, which will be analyzed with a political, economic, social/cultural, and historical context. 
            MGT 5550   Ethical Considerations in Leadership 2 s.h.  Students explore ethical dimensions of the character, roles and functions of the leader; sources of individual and group ethics and their application to behavior of and within organizations, including in students’ own work situations; values and moral dilemmas in individual and administrative decision-making; corporate ethics; and codes of ethics. Students consider comparative ethical systems as they bear on cross-border business and professional communication and interaction; and current and historic business ethics cases including social responsibility and sustainable development. 
            MGT 6150   Quality Managment 3 s.h.  Introducing the student to the development and philosophy of total quality and performance excellence from a systems approach. Focus is given to studying the interplay of culture, quality, technical tools, and organizational culture. Students are introduced to national and international quality standards. Prerequisite: BR 5170, waived by examination only. 
            MGT 6300   Organizational Theory & Behavior 3 s.h.  A study of theories of organizations from historical and contemporary perspectives, focusing on how they inform our understanding of behaviors in, for, and of small and large for-profit and not-for-profit business organizations, with an emphasis on the images and metaphors of organizations. 
            MGT 6950   Strategic Management of Business Policy 3 s.h.  Development and application of business policy using techniques of strategic management of an organization as a whole, both internally and externally and locally and globally, taken primarily from the perspectives of middle and top management. Emphasis is on the long view, but does not neglect short term situation management of operational problems, technology, diversity, change, and ethics. Examines how strategy is developed; considers the respective roles of stakeholders. Employs quantitative and qualitative methods and data, including case studies and simulation. Prerequisite: successful completion of all foundation courses. 
            MIS 5230   Health Care Informatics 2 s.h. (Not To Exceed 3 s.h.)  Presentation of applications of informatics systems to nursing and healthcare practitioners: hardware, software, databases, communications applications, computer developments, and associated legal and ethical issues. Students learn to assess, develop, and use nursing and health information systems to work more efficiently, allocate resources more effectively, and improve client care. Nursing administration students register for 2 s.h.; non-nursing students register for 3 s.h. Prerequisite: CIS 2380 or equivalent and experience in the health care field. Corequisite for nursing administration students: NUR 5230. 
            MKT 5790   Marketing Strategy 3 s.h.  The use of strategic planning as an advancement of traditional marketing management. Students sharpen managerial perspectives and analytical techniques for achieving corporate-wide marketing objectives. Prerequisite: one course in marketing or MKT 5160 
         Nursing Administration    
            NUR 5660   Nursing Administrative Practice in the Complex Health Care Environment 3 s.h.  Builds upon a multiplicity of nursing and business theories and principles related to the complex health care environment. Organizational leadership and professional issues and trends will be analyzed related to the responsibilities for providing a professional vision conducive to excellence in practice. The practicum exposes the student to effective strategies for addressing the complexities of the health care environment that influence practice. 
            NUR 5670   Nursing Quality Practicum 1 s.h.  Facilitates the integration of theoretical content with practical experience. In collboration with a nurse preceptor, the student will identify, negotiate, and participate in the evaluation of outcomes of an existing practice or in the evaluation of an evidence-based practice change to promote quality/safety outcomes. Includes practicum. 
            NUR 5800   Selected Topics in Nursing Administration 1 s.h. (Not To Exceed 3 s.h.)  Demonstration through synthesis, integration, and application of advanced role competencies within selected healthcare environments, based on post-MSN-level knowledge. Prerequisite: post-MSN standing. To be completed before enrolling in NUR 8700, DNP Practicum. 
            NUR 6100   Operational Accountabilities for Outcomes in Health Care 5 s.h.  Provides an opportunity for the professional nurse to examine operational processes, the complexity of factors that influence outcomes, and the appropriateness of interventions to assure organizational viability. The practicum allows the student to gain compentencies in addressing a variety of organizational outcomes. 
            NUR 6310   Nursing Administration Integration 3 s.h.  Affords the student the opportunity to examine and deepen knowledge and skills in strategic management practices. The major focus of the practicum experience is to synthesize knowledge and demonstrate skills to assure organizational outcomes. 
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