Profound and unprecedented change in healthcare has created a need for knowledgeable and innovative clinical leaders. Career opportunities for nurses with 21st-century leadership skills have never been greater. The healthcare systems leadership program is designed to prepare students to assume leadership and care management roles across the continuum of care delivery in the emerging healthcare delivery system.
The curriculum includes coursework that integrates nursing, business, informatics, and health services administration to provide students with the opportunity to develop advanced analytical and communication skills. Leadership development is enhanced by exposure to diverse perspectives, a knowledge of theory and research, and a critical understanding of professional practice issues.
Students complete practicum courses in a variety of settings and specialty areas. Hospitals, ambulatory care clinics, home health agencies, public health agencies, and community-based agencies are used to develop a student experience consonant with the individual’s career path and learning objectives.
Faculty believe in the principles of adult learning, with individualized, interactive experiences designed to foster lifelong learning. Courses in the healthcare systems leadership program combine distance learning with traditional classroom experiences. Students enrolling in this program must have access to email and the web to complete the distance learning assignments.
This specialty is available in the:
- BSN to DNP
- DNP completion program