MS in Nursing with Emphasis in Leadership in Nursing and Health Care Systems
The Leadership in Nursing and Healthcare Systems MS(N) program curriculum prepares nurses to:
- Manage clinical efforts across health care settings
- Provide visionary leadership
- Lead quality and safety initiatives
- Implement evidence-based practice
All students pursing the MS(N) degree must complete a minimum of 33 to 41 credit hours of graduate coursework. Credit hours vary depending upon the student’s area of study. Previous graduate level coursework from another institution may be accepted toward the degree depending upon transcript review. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 in order to graduate.
The MS(N) Leadership curriculum provides core master’s coursework in combination with leadership specialty courses. Leadership specialty courses focus on principles of leadership within healthcare organizations, management of human resources, health care financial management, and managing quality, safety and performance outcomes.
|Core MS(N) courses|
|NURSE 7110||Advanced Nursing Roles and Professional Communication||3|
|NURSE 7100||Theoretical Basis for Advanced Nursing||3|
|NURSE 7150||Research Basis for Advanced Nursing||3|
|NURSE 8910||Translational Evidence-Based Nursing Practice||3|
|NURSE 8940||Nursing and Health Policy||3|
|NURSE 8300||Public Health and Sociocultural Issues||3|
|Specialty MS(N) Leadership in Nursing and Healthcare Systems Courses|
|NURSE 8820||Health Care Financial Management||4|
|NURSE 8920||Quality, Safety, and Performance Outcomes||3|
|NURSE 8860||Organizations & Human Resource Management in Nursing||3|
|NURSE 8960||Leadership in Nursing and Healthcare Systems Practicum||5|
For more information about the Leadership in Nursing and Health Care Systems emphasis, please see our website.
Sample Plan of Study
This plan of study is for the post-baccalaureate, three-year plan. For more plans of study visit our website.
|NURSE 7100||3||NURSE 7150||3||NURSE 7110||3|
|NURSE 8820||4||Graduate Statistics required before admission (entering Summer)|
|NURSE 8940||3||NURSE 8860||3||NURSE 8910||3|
|NURSE 8920 (60 clinical hours)||3||NURSE 8960 (180 hour practicum)||5|
|Master's Exam||No credit|
|Total Credits: 33|
In additional to the Course Requirements, all Masters Students are required to complete either a Thesis or Masters Examination. The Master’s Thesis (N8090) requires independent research aimed at discovery and/or development of elements or relationships derived from a nursing theory. The Master’s Examination (MS exam) consists of a paper that should reflect the graduate student’s grasp and synthesis of the clinical and theoretical knowledge gained in the course of study.
Applicants are required to meet two sets of minimum qualifications for admission: the requirements of the MS in Nursing program and the minimum requirements of the Graduate School. Because requirements vary, you must refer to a degree program's graduate admission page to learn about specific admission criteria, application deadlines, eligibility and application process. Your application materials will be reviewed by both the Graduate School and the degree program to which you’ve applied before official admission to the University of Missouri.