Nursing and Health Care Leadership

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The nursing and health care leadership major offers you a strong foundation in complex systems, organizational theory, financial management, and leadership practice. The program is completely online, allowing you to complete the program while continuing to work. Traditional health care administration content and new ways of thinking about organizations, management, and leadership prepares you for the challenges of today’s and the future’s health care environment. The final course in this major (Nursing 710, Synthesis of Specialty Practice) is an intensive experience in a health care organization (minimum of 224 practicum hours) in which you work with an experienced manager/administrator/executive preceptor on a collaborative project.

Contemporary curriculum prepares you for positions from traditional management/administrative careers to emerging leadership roles in quality, safety, Magnet coordination, provider practice management. Graduates have careers is a wide range of organizations: inpatient, ambulatory, integrated systems and community-based.

  • Program ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report

  • Program ranked #1 2020 Best Online Nursing major by U.S. News & World Report

  • Courses designed to foster a robust online learning community – you don’t feel alone online

  • Concepts are applied to real-world situations developing your ability to lead change in complex organizations

  • Opportunities to interact with nationally recognized health care leaders, including Duke University School of Nursing faculty, in courses and practicum experience

  • 36 credit hours

Enrollment Options
  • MSN and Post-Graduate Certificate

The Nursing and Health Care Leadership program is online.

Learn more about our curriculum

Embracing Diversity For An Engaged Community

Embracing diversity is a crucial component for engaging with students, faculty, and the world. We think of it as diversity with a global perspective. Creating a learning climate where creativity, robust yet respectful debate, and a genuine respect for others can flourish. Fostering international research collaborations, developing global health initiatives, and coordinating access to health care for under-served populations. Educating next-generation nurses for leadership and service in the global community.

Diversity with a global perspective assures a warm welcome—not mere tolerance—for differences in national origin, race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status.

We provide a safe haven where diversity can spawn intellectual engagement and collaborative partnerships.

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