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Master of Science in Nursing

Leadership in Healthcare Ecosystems

MSN graduate

Master of Science in Nursing

Leadership in Healthcare Ecosystems

Linfield’s leadership in healthcare ecosystems MSN program incorporates the fields of economics, environmental, social and health sciences to address current and future challenges to healthcare delivery. The program addresses these challenges while advocating for a sustainable and just healthcare ecosystem. Linfield, known for its student-focused programs, designed this degree to meet the growing needs of the healthcare industry and the work-life balance of nurses.

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In the MSN Program at Linfield

you will take:

Nursing and the Healthcare Ecosystem

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. (NURS 500)

Policy Advocacy and Social Justice

Explores policies (internal and external) in the healthcare ecosystem that impact the delivery of quality health care outcomes of populations. Utilize professional advocacy to incorporate social, economic, cultural and political considerations into the care of populations. (NURS 501)

Leading Through Change

Explores organizational and systems leadership skills such as: systems thinking, ethical and critical decision making; interprofessional team development and leadership; succession planning and change management. (NURS 511)

The MSN program at Linfield

Learning Outcomes

  • Integrate nursing and interprofessional sciences to transform current systems.

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  • Analyze healthcare ecosystems.

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  • Advance nursing practice through policy changes, advocacy strategies and use of technology.

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  • Demonstrate nursing leadership in the synthesis of health determinants in ecosystems toward improving human health.

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Meet our MSN faculty

Gary Laustsen: Professor, MSN Program Coordinator Morgan A. Torris-Hedlund: Assistant Professor
Kimberly Dupree Jones: Dean of Nursing Ericka Waidley: Assistant Professor
Naomi Pitcock: Associate Professor, MSN Program Coordinator Mindy Zeitzer: Assistant Professor
Henny Breen: Professor Susan Givens Bell: Assistant Professor
Ingrid Flanders, BSN, MN, FNP-C: Assistant Professor Kathryn Crabtree: Assistant Professor
Paul Smith: Associate Dean of Nursing Kiki Fornero: Assistant Professor
Elizabeth Straus: Assistant Professor


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portrait of Gary LaustsenGary Laustsen
Professor and MSN Program Coordinator

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Associate Professor and MSN Program Coordinator

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