MS in Nursing - Nurse Administrator
Kaplan University's Master of Science in Nursing program with a nurse administrator specialization gives students the opportunity to build upon previous education and clinical experience and develop leadership skills. Learn more about Kaplan University's MS in Nursing program with a nurse administrator specialization here.
Official Program Name:
Master of Science in Nursing with a nurse administrator specialization
School Offering Program:
Master of Science
Kaplan University's Master of Science in Nursing program with a nurse administrator specialization, which is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), is designed to prepare students to pursue advanced practice management and leadership positions in a variety of health care settings. Students have the opportunity to build upon previous education and clinical experience to develop theoretical knowledge in areas of health policy, ethics, health promotion and disease prevention, biostatistics, and evidence-based decision making. Students then apply this knowledge to a practicum program with the help of a mentor in a facility selected by the student. This program serves as a culminating experience to demonstrate successful understanding of degree program concepts through the submission of an evidence-based practice project proposal.
Program Length/Total Credits Required:
Minimum of 63 credits. Kaplan University defines an academic year as the time in which a full-time student is expected to complete 24 credit hours in 30 weeks.
Financial Aid Available:
Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include federal grants; military aid; and federal, state, and private lending programs.
Required Courses for a Master of Science in Nursing with a nurse administrator specialization:
Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Kaplan University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.
Nurse Administrator Specialization Requirements
- MN 512: Organizational Theory and Behavior (5 credits)
- MN 513: Health Care Finance, Strategic Planning, and Budgeting (5 credits)
- MN 514: Human Resources Management (5 credits)
- MN 515: Information and Health Care Technologies (5 credits)
- MN 520: Nurse Administrator Practicum (5 credits)
- MN 600: Evidence-Based Project Proposal (5 credits)
- MN 501: Advanced Nursing Roles (5 credits)
- MN 502: Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing (5 credits)
- MN 503: Advanced Statistics for the Health Sciences (5 credits)
- MN 504: Inquiry and Evidence-Based Practice (5 credits)
- MN 505: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in a Diverse Community (5 credits)
- MN 506: Ethical and Legal Perspectives of the Health Care System (5 credits)
- MN 507: Health Policy, Financing, and Organization of Health Care Delivery Systems (5 credits)
Post Graduation Opportunities
Students in the MS in Nursing program with a nurse administrator specialization have the opportunity to develop leadership skills that could be applied to a variety of management positions in health care settings. Upon graduation, students could be able to design, implement, and evaluate health care delivery systems across the health care continuum.
Management and leadership positions graduates could pursue include:
- Executive director (health care setting)
- Chief operating officer (health care setting)
- Nurse manager
- Nurse administrator
Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates
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