The MSN in Nursing Administration is developed within the structures of the Department of Nursing and the School of Business. The MSN/MBA course study is designed for the baccalaureate prepared nurse whose career goals are in upper management in health care facilities, business, or other complex service organizations.
Graduates of this program will be able to synthesize advanced knowledge from nursing and related disciplines to manage client care and human fiscal resources, integrate organizational and administrative theories into research-based problem solving and decision making in nursing, and implement effective communication related to collaborative and conflict management strategies within the practice environment. The graduate will also be able to incorporate the nursing leadership role by designing strategies to impact policies that influence the delivery of health care, apply principles of Christian humanism to the process of nursing administrative decision making, and develop and implement standards of nursing practice and policies with a stated philosophy and mission congruent with health care settings.
In addition to meeting the nursing graduate program outcomes, the student in the MSN/MBA specialty is also responsible for achieving the competencies for the Master of Science in Business Administration as stated in the Business Administration section of this Graduate Bulletin.