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  • MSN in Leadership in Health Systems Management

    Overview


    The accredited online MSN in Leadership in Health Systems Management prepares practicing nurses for senior administration roles in the constantly evolving and demanding health care environment. The program focuses on information systems management and evidence-based decision-making, two skill sets that are absolutely critical for today's nurse executives.  

    Nurses will learn how to solve problems, make decisions and operationalize the delivery of high-quality health care. With a focus on leadership training and the development of fiscal management, legal and ethical issues, strategic planning, organizational structures and marketing, Drexel’s MSN in Leadership in Health Systems Management prepares graduates for exciting opportunities and real career advancement in this burgeoning field.

    Program Features

    • Synchronous online lectures are offered in a highly interactive e-Learning method that both challenges and engages students
    • Fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)*
    • An experienced and board certified faculty from Drexel’s acclaimed College of Nursing and Health Professions
    • Flexible scheduling of administration practicum

    For questions, please contact:

    Amy Pelak Rothstein
    Student Services Manager 
    267.359.5692 
    ajp347@drexel.edu


    *The master's programs at Drexel University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.

    **NEW YORK RESIDENTS: Clinical rotations cannot be completed in the state of New York.  

    ***WASHINGTON RESIDENTS: Drexel University is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes Drexel University to offer field placement components for specific degree programs. The Council may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization by the council does not carry with it an endorsement by the council of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the Council at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430.

    Curriculum

    MSN Core Courses 
    NURS 500Confronting Issues in Contemporary Health Care Environments3.0
    NURS 502Advanced Ethical Decision Making in Health Care3.0
    NURS 544Quality and Safety in Healthcare3.0
    RSCH 503Research Methods and Biostatistics3.0
    RSCH 504Evaluation and Translation of Health Research3.0
    Support Course 
    Major Courses 
    INFO 526Information, Innovation & Technology in Advanced Nursing Practice3.0
    or NURS 553 Data Analysis for Decision-Making in HC Management
    NURS 557Leadership and Stewardship in the Health Professions3.0
    NURS 558Economics of Healthcare Management & Policy3.0
    NURS 547Communication and Self-Awareness for Leading and Managing in Healthcare3.0
    NURS 564The Business of Healthcare3.0
    NURS 562Workforce Management in Healthcare Organizations3.0
    NURS 559Operations Management in Contemporary Healthcare Organizations3.0
    NURS 567Strategic Management: Power, Politics and Influence in Healthcare Systems3.0
    Elective3.0
    Practicum Courses 
    NURS 568Practicum and Symposium in Healthcare Operations Management3.0
    NURS 569Practicum and Symposium in Technology and Management of Information in Healthcare Organizations3.0
    Total Credits48.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a program fully accredited by the National League of Nursing (NLN/ACEN) or the American Association Colleges of Nursing (AACN/CCNE)
      • RN's with a non-nursing bachelor's degree may need to complete a bridge course before starting the program
    • GPA of 3.0 or above on all previous coursework or 3.25 or above on the last 60 credits of the BSN
    • A current, unrestricted United States RN license

    Required Documents

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Two professional letters of recommendation from either previous or immediate supervisors or former nursing faculty members who can attest to your clinical knowledge, skill and potential aptitude for graduate study
      • References will not be accepted from colleagues or family members
    • Personal statement (800 to 1,600 words) that will give the admissions committee a better understanding of:
      • Why you are choosing this particular track
      • How your current work experience will enhance your experience in this program, and
      • Your plans upon completing the degree
    • Resume including specific details of your responsibilities and job experiences
    • A copy of your United States RN license (License verification from your nursing license registry website is acceptable)
    • Additional requirements for International Students

    How to Submit Supporting Documents

    Tuition

    The tuition rate for the academic year 2015-2016 is $887 per credit. (A 10% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $985 per credit)

    This rate applies only to new online matriculated students. Students receiving special tuition plans with Drexel Online may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.

    This program is eligible for Financial Aid. We also offer tuition reduction through our network of partner companies and organizations, and for Drexel University alumni and those in the military.

    Additional Equipment/Lab Fees

     

    Academic Calendar

    Term 
    Classes Begin 
    Classes End 
    Exams Begin 
    Exams End 

    Fall 2015     

    September 21, 2015

    December 5, 2015

    December 7, 2015

    December 12, 2015

    Winter 2016 

    January 4, 2016

    March 14, 2016

    March 15, 2016

    March 19, 2016

    Spring 2016 

    March 28, 2016

    June 6, 2016

    June 7, 2016

    June 10, 2016

    Summer 2016 

    June 20, 2016

    August 29, 2016

    August 30, 2016

    September 3, 2016

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