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 healthcare settings
- Provide visionary leadership
- Lead quality and safety initiatives
- Implement evidence-based practice
For more information about the Leadership in Nursing and Health Care Systems emphasis, please see our website.
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 7160||Scientific Foundations for Health Sciences||4|
|NURSE 8170||Public Health, Sociocultural Issues, and Health Policy||3|
|NURSE 8910||Translational Evidence-Based Nursing Practice||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 and Human Resource Management in Nursing||3|
|NURSE 8960||Leadership in Nursing and Healthcare Systems Practicum||5|
|NURSE 8990||Practice Inquiry||1|
Sample Plan of Study
Sample plans of study can be found on the Sinclair School of Nursing MSN webpage.
Applicants are required to meet two sets of minimum qualifications for admission: the requirements of the Master of Science 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 have applied before official admission to the University of Missouri.
Application Deadlines: After the application deadline, submitted materials will be reviewed. Applicants will receive notification of their acceptance decision within four weeks. Program application timelines vary by emphasis area. Refer to How to Apply for specific deadlines.