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Nurse Administrator


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Program Overview

As the healthcare environment has become more complex, the role of the professional nurse has grown to meet contemporary complex challenges. It is clear nurse leaders must be at the table and positioned to assure safe, quality, and cost-efficient care for the future of health care.

The Department of Nursing at Moravian College offers the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree to prepare Nurse Administrators. The program is a 36-credit program, that includes 12 credits of general and core courses that are shared with other graduate nursing programs. In addition, there are 24 credits of specialty courses in nursing, management, and leadership, including a clinical internship for nurse administrators in the final semester of study. Each student completes an individualized internship in the final semester of study, with 150 practicum hours with nurse administrator preceptors.

Curriculum 

Students complete four general courses as well as specialized requirements of their chosen concentration. The Nurse Administrator Track includes:

Nurse Administrator Track

General Core Courses  
NURS 502 Epidemiology and Bioinformatics
NURS 504 Policy, Quality, and Safety in Health Care
NURS 506 Nursing Role Theory and Evidence-Based Practice
NURS 536 Law, Regulations, and Ethics in Health Care 
MBA Courses  
NURS 533 Managing Health Care Organizations
NURS 535 Health Care Financing Systems
Nursing Administration Courses  
NURS 520 Financial Management in Health Care
NURS 522 Project Management in Health Care
NURS 524 Strategic Planning in Health Care
NURS 760

Nurse Administrator Capstone, Seminar and Internship

Includes 150 practicum hours in nursing administrative role.

Leadership Elective (select one)  
NURS 511 Developing Managerial Competencies
NURS 512 Women in Leadership
NURS 513 Leading People in Organizations

 

Admission Requirements

  • Satisfactory completion of an accredited baccalaureate program with at least 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Submission of official transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended
  • Active RN licensure in Pennsylvania or eligibility for licensure by endorsement
  • Completion of a statistics course at an undergraduate or graduate level with a grade of C or better
  • Two professional references, one from a nursing supervisor
  • Written statement of professional goals for graduate study and nursing career
  • Professional resume or curriculum vitae

Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master's degree in nursing at Moravian College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Learn More

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Lori Hoffman, PhD, RN
Master of Science in Nursing Program Coordinator
Ph: 610-625-7769 | Email: hoffmanl@moravian.edu

For more information about the MSN program, to speak with an advisor, or to make an appointment, call us at 610-861-1400 or email graduate@moravian.edu, or contact Caroline Febbo, Student Experience Mentor, at 610-625-7131 or febboc@moravian.edu.