Executive Nurse Leadership, MSN
The Executive Nurse Leadership specialization, offered in conjunction with the Department of Health Administration and Human Resources, prepares nurse executives to be leaders in the increasingly complex and rapidly changing healthcare climate. Nurse Executives require sound clinical knowledge and administrative skills to function effectively as leaders within today’s integrated healthcare delivery systems.
An applicant for the Executive Nursing Leadership program must possess a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a CCNE, ACEN, or CNEA accredited program; have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00 or other evidence of ability to complete successfully a graduate program such as grades in other post-baccalaureate courses, scores from national graduate school entrance examinations, or a record of progressively higher work experiences; and be licensed as a registered nurse in the state of Pennsylvania.
Students may begin course work in either the fall or spring semester.
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The Executive Nurse Leadership specialization is offered as a 30-credit master’s degree for baccalaureate-prepared-nurses.
Each student is required to complete a 125-clock hour executive nurse leadership practicum as a capstone experience. Faculty will provide guidance and support in selection of a preceptor for the practicum who will work with the student to facilitate real-world experience in the application of leadership and management principles. The preceptor and clinical site selection will be based on the student’s career goals. Examples of clinical sites include acute care, home care, long term care, occupational health, community-based clinics, consulting groups and political/legislative experiences.