The nursing and healthcare 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 711, Synthesis of Specialty Practice) is an intensive experience in a health care organization (minimum of 168 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 2021 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
- MSN and Post-Graduate Certificate
- The Nursing and Healthcare Leadership program is online.
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