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MN and DNP

Program Information

Program/Department Chair: Amy Miner Ross

Program length: Varies

Admit by cohort: Yes

Authorized Award(s): MN and DNP (CIP Code: 51.1611)

Minimum number graded credit hours: 53 credits for MN; 104 for post-bacc DNP; 48 for post MN-DNP

Minimum acceptable GPA: 3.0 GPA

Program Purpose Statement 

The mission of the Health Systems and Organizational Leadership program is to prepare nurses for advanced nursing practice roles (e.g., executive and front-line positions, quality improvement, project management, etc.) by providing leadership and collaboration in advocating for decision making, policy making, and humanistic organizational design.  

The goal for graduates is to innovate and co-create change in complex healthcare systems interested in implementation, evaluation and improvement of sustainable practice models that are safe, effective, efficient, timely, equitable, person-centered in the delivery of quality care.

 

Student Learning Outcomes Statements

In addition to the four general competencies for the Master’s in Nursing program, students graduating from the Health Systems and Organizational Leadership program will be able to:

 

  1. Demonstrate the leadership skills essential for influencing organizational policy and improving patient care outcomes.
  2. Apply advanced knowledge of nursing and health systems theories to positively impact organizational, care delivery and policy outcomes at a population level.
  3. Integrate nursing and health systems knowledge in leading and advocating for the design, implementation, and improvement of sustainable person-center practice models.
  4. Maximize the use of human capital to impact clinical care, quality outcomes, and evidence-based policies within complex adaptive health systems.
  5. Use information, quality science, and knowledge management tools to make sound and ethical decisions that advance interprofessional and collaborative health services practice.

 

In addition to the three general competencies for the Doctor of Nursing Practice program, students graduating from the Health Systems and Organizational Leadership program will be able to:

 

  1. Demonstrate the leadership skills essential for creating organizational policy and improving population and organizational outcomes.
  2. Apply advanced knowledge of nursing and health systems theories to innovate and co-create organizational, care delivery and policy outcomes at a population level.
  3. Integrate nursing and health systems knowledge by innovating design, implementation, and improvement of sustainable person-center practice organizations.
  4. Re-design the use of human capital to improve clinical care, quality outcomes, and evidence-based policies within complex adaptive health systems.
  5. Contribute to information, quality science, and knowledge management to inform sound and ethical decisions that advance interprofessional and collaborative health services practice.