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Take The Next Step in Your Nursing Leadership Career
An MSN nursing degree in the Executive Nurse Leader track will prepare you to get certified and transition into an advanced leadership role. You’ll graduate prepared to fill a growing need in the health care industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 32% from 2019-2029.1
- Integrate scientific findings from nursing, sciences and the humanities for the continual improvement of nursing care across diverse settings. Manage complex clinical cases and provide leadership at the point of care for individuals, families, groups, and populations.
- Demonstrate organizational and systems leadership in current healthcare and educational issues for the promotion of high quality and safe patient care, including the emphasis on ethical and critical decision making, effective working relationships and a systems perspective.
- Apply methods, tools, performance measures, standards related to quality and quality principles within an organization.
- Apply nursing research outcomes within the practice setting, resolve practice problems, work as a change agent, and disseminates results.
- Manage informatics and healthcare technologies to provide integrated and coordinated care to individuals, families and aggregates/identified populations.
- Intervene at the system level through policy development processes and advocacy strategies to influence nursing education, health and healthcare.
- Provide leadership of interprofessional teams by communicating, collaborating and consulting with other health professionals.
- Integrate patient-centered and culturally appropriate concepts in the education, planning, delivery, management and evaluation of evidence-based clinical prevention, health promotion, and services to individuals, families, and aggregates.
- Demonstrate advanced nursing practice interventions including both direct and indirect care components that influence healthcare outcomes for individuals, populations or systems.
36 total credits
Develop High-Level Leadership Skills
If you graduate with an MSN degree in the Executive Leadership track, you will be positioned to influence policy and steer big-picture thinking in your workplace. You will come away with the necessary administrative skills to oversee complex health care organizations.
This course provides an examination of theoretical models of nursing and leadership along with selected theoretical frameworks for understanding role development, organizational behavior, decision-making and conflict resolution in the health care environment.
This course will delve into the quality and safety issues facing healthcare today. QSEN goals and objectives will be utilized so that the student has an in-depth knowledge facing nursing leaders in health care. This course includes a 45-contact-hour clinical integration experience.
This course incorporates the study of management principles and practices with the analysis of human behavior within organizations. Students will learn advanced behavioral science theories and assess how they integrate with management theories resulting in effectiveness, efficiency and human resource development within organizations.
Chief Nursing Executive2 $156,871 per year
36 total credits
Prepare the Next Generation of Nurses
Graduates of the MSN degree in the Nursing Educator track go through a curriculum that combines a core of advanced nursing courses with specialty courses in education, which address current health care issues. You will play an integral role in the future of nursing by sharpening your skills and sharing your passion for patient care with the next generation of nurses.
In this course, the student will examine multiple educational theories. The student critiques the components of the theories and explores the value and contributions of the theories to nursing, advanced nursing, and evidence-based practice. The student will show how to apply the theories in education with clients and their families.
In this course, the student focuses on the processes of curriculum development. Traditional and advanced program development applied to various educational environments are examined. Students in this course learn the theoretical foundations that address curriculum development, assessment and evaluation. They also focus on portions of the curriculum, which include social, professional and educational trends that affect nursing education curriculum.
In this course, the student explores how to plan instruction on a nursing topic, creating and adapting meaningful lessons and assessment/evaluation strategies for multiple learning environments and learner characteristics. The student will consider the diverse learning needs and ethical considerations of various learner groups (e.g., vulnerable populations, clients with disparities, nursing students, staff and patients/caregivers). Students also examine how to effectively integrate technology tools and develop lessons encompassing those needs. Students will explore evaluation strategies and related outcome measurements and how technology can assist. This course includes a 45-contact-hour clinical integration experience.
Nurse Educator2 $76,591 per year
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You can earn your Master of Science in Nursing in as little as 12 months based on the number of transfer credits you have approved and whether you are enrolled as a full-time student.
Total estimated total tuition is $14,796, not including other costs.
Spring Hill College is accredited by the SACSCOC and is seeking Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accreditation for the online MSN.*
*The online MSN program at Spring Hill College is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.
Yes, you can choose from two career tracks: nursing education and executive leadership.
You will be prepared to take the CNL exam.