MSN Program of Study
Healthcare Ecosystems in Nursing (NURS 500)
This course provides a foundation for understanding the concept of healthcare ecosystem, its relationships with nursing, and the role of nursing leaders. Using a multidisciplinary perspective, core concepts of the healthcare ecosystem will be explored and analyzed as they relate to the nurse clinician, educator, and leader. This course also provides foundational content in graduate level evidenced based practice and scholarship. Credits: 4. This course is the prerequisite for all following courses.
Policy Advocacy and Social Justice (NURS 501)
This course explores policies (internal and external) in the healthcare ecosystem that impact the delivery of quality health care outcomes of populations. Learners will utilize professional advocacy to incorporate social, economic, cultural, and political considerations into the care of populations. Application of theories and models of policy making will be examined to ascertain progress towards promoting social justice, ethical principles, and empowerment of self and others within the Healthcare Ecosystem. Credits: 4.
Healthcare Finance and Business Concepts (NURS 510)
This course introduces the concepts of economic theory and analysis within the health services industry. Learners will focus on healthcare consumption, supply and demand, healthcare resource allocation, and the impact of health policy on the delivery of healthcare in the U.S. Fiscal data monitoring and management and marketing impacts on the healthcare ecosystem will also be included. Credits: 4.
Leading Through Change (NURS 511)
This course explores organizational & systems leadership skills such as: systems thinking, ethical and critical decision making; interprofessional team development and leadership; succession planning and change management. Effective leaders must have the ability to work with diversity, influence behavior, communicate, and be skilled at collaborative negotiation to ensure high quality outcomes. Credits: 4.
Emerging Healthcare Trends in Wellness and Chronic Conditions (NURS 520)
This course explores the concept of health across the wellness-illness spectrum with a focus on emerging therapeutic modalities including integrative health. The learner will effectively engage multiple stakeholders, interprofessional and community resources while optimizing health behavior modalities to improve physical function and symptom management. Credits: 4.
Informatics and Healthcare Technology (NURS 521)
Learners will evaluate and apply emerging technologies to improve coordination, management, and delivery of care. Advanced skills will be developed in applying health information systems (e.g. EHR) for evidence-based care and education. Learners will engage in using informatics and health care technology to inform change, improve safety and quality of care, advance patient health literacy and communication, and improve healthcare systems. Credits: 4.
Health Implications of the Dynamic Environment (NURS 530)
This course challenges the student to better understand the broad impact of the dynamic built and natural environments on individual and population health. Exploring preferred futures that build communities promoting physical and mental wellbeing and looking for upstream solutions to environmental challenges. Health implications related the natural environment for different populations will be explored along with studies in ecological sciences. Basics concepts of ecology will be used to support the need for health professionals to expand interprofessional collaboration with experts in other fields: architects, planners, policymakers, social scientists, traffic engineers, developers, law enforcement officers, economists, social marketers, and others to assist in building communities and environments that enhance and promote health. Credits: 4.
Integrated Practicum (NURS 531)
This course will include practice-focused interventions with both direct and indirect experiences. Precepted hours are designed to integrate experiential learning and course content at the advanced nursing practice level with a focus on leadership & population health. Practicum activities will be a collaborative effort between faculty and learners to individualize experiences based on program focus and the student’s goals. Credits: 2-6. All courses listed above are prerequisites to this final course.