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Why Study Nursing Administration/Business Administration at Madonna University?

  • The program will prepare you for a variety of roles in upper management in health care facilities, businesses, or other complex service organizations.
  • The clinical practicums will allow you to learn from accomplished professionals in a variety of healthcare organizations throughout Michigan.
  • Courses are designed so that you will have many opportunities to fine-tune abilities to assume positions with increasing complexity and responsibility.

As a student in Madonna's Nursing Administration/Business Administration dual degree graduate program, you'll be prepared to help shape the delivery of health care in a variety of organizational settings including acute care, ambulatory, long-term care, and community based practices. Through a variety of practicum experiences, you will gain both breadth and depth of experience in various upper management and executive role possibilities. The additional 22 credits beyond the nursing administration degree provides depth of knowledge in marketing, finance and economics, business law and ethics. Class projects will assist you to refine important marketing and financial management skills across the care continuum and complete a research project in the business capstone courses.

Careers Grad School Employers of Alumni
Chief Nursing Officer Wayne State University Detroit Medical Center
Director of Nursing Services Capella University Henry Ford Health System
Bureau Chief University of Michigan Trinity Health System, Corporate
Director, Clinical Services Chamberlin University St. Joseph Mercy Health System
Chief Operating Officer University of California, San Francisco The Joint Commission
Chief Executive Officer Madonna University, Post-Master’s DNP University of Michigan Health Center
Vice President for Patient Care Services   Saint John Health
Denise M. Robinson '11

Denise M. Robinson '11 was promoted from the role of Site Administrator for Henry Ford Medical Group to Nursing Administrator at Henry Ford Hospital shortly after completing her MSN/MBA dual degree. In this role she has 18 direct reports and more than 750 indirect reports. She is responsible for all of the medical general practice units as well as e 68 bed medical intensive care beds. She was a Nightingale Award nominee in 2013, and received the 2015 Shadow of a Leader award for Henry Ford Hospital.

"The dual degree option offered me great flexibility for future growth, and as a learner who had been away from academics for more than 20 years, the hybrid program was the perfect combination of on-ground and on-line learning for me. The coursework in ethics helped to ignite a passion for me, and created a strong background that helps me in my role with our hospital Ethics Committee. I have served on this committee for 4 years, and am the Chair-elect. Madonna University did an excellent job of preparing me for some outstanding opportunities."

Janice Norville '07 advanced from Nursing Supervisor to Director of Clinical Operations in less than a decade while attending Madonna University. As a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, Janice began her career at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. It was there that she progressed quickly from a Staff Nurse to a Supervisor before leaving for the University of Michigan in 2005. Janice provided leadership in clinical nursing care for UMHS' Preventive Cardiology, Heart Failure, Pre Heart Transplant and Post Heart Transplant Programs. A year later, Janice was promoted to Director of Clinical Operations for Cardiovascular Medicine Special Programs. She was then recruited in 2012 to expand her role and take on the role of Director of Operations for Cardiovascular Medicine which added the Cardiac Procedures Unit, Interventional Cath, EP, ECHO and EKG Services. She's been in this expansive role ever since, focusing her time on Patient Family Centered Care and quality initiatives.

"Madonna University's MSN/MSBA Program worked well for my family and I. Classes were at convenient times that worked well with my responsibilities at work and having a family," Janice said, "I highly recommend this program to others." Janice's passion in nursing combined with her ongoing education in business was a great experience that she highly values. "My clinical experience was outstanding and therefore I am committed to assuring that other students at Madonna have a valuable clinical experience as well." In September of 2015, Janice was named Madonna Preceptor of the Year for her integral work with graduate Madonna students in the Master Science of Nursing Program. About receiving her award, Janice says, "Receiving the Preceptor of the Year Award means a great deal to me! I feel blessed to be able to have these students with me and to give back to Madonna for all they did for me!"


The Baccalaureate degree in Nursing/Master of Science in Nursing/Doctor of Nursing Practice and post- graduate APRN certificate programs at Madonna University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Congratulations to the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care and Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner programs on attaining 100% pass rates on the national NP certification exams for the 2016 calendar year