Leadership concentration added to M.S. in Nursing

Monday, February 3, 2014 9:25:00 PM

The College of Nursing will begin offering a new concentration in nursing leadership within its successful Master of Science in Nursing program, which has prepared nurse educators for positions in academic, community and service settings since 1999.

The MSN- Leadership strand is designed to fill a critical need of developing leaders in nursing management and administration.

“Recent data has clearly indicated that nurses should achieve higher levels of education and be full partners with physicians and other healthcare professionals to advance health and healthcare,” said Kelly J. Dries, dean of the college. “We believe that a new concentration in leadership for the MSN program is timely and very much needed as evidenced by current professional trends and market demands.”  

Courses in this new leadership concentration will be offered in a blended format, which means students will complete their studies face to face, online and in a blended format. The new concentration will use 18 of the existing MSN credits, which have been designated as “core nursing” courses.

The remaining 17 credits will provide the leadership concentration through a collaboration with the College of Education and Leadership.

Visit the Master of Science in Nursing program page for more information or to apply.