The MSN/MBA Dual Degree program prepares graduates for employment in high level executive positions within the health care system. Graduates serve as nurse leaders, possessing a sophisticated knowledge of business theory and business skills, in order to plan, organize, direct, and evaluate health services. The business focus of this curriculum assists in the development of knowledge and skills required of nurse leaders in administration, management, and health policy roles. The concurrent development of an expertise in the nursing sciences allows the individual to develop a theoretical understanding of nursing as both a scientific and practice discipline. The ultimate synthesis of these knowledge bases will produce a graduate who can not only assume an executive management role but also can impact the relationships between management, service providers, and health systems. Christian moral and ethical principles serve as the guide for communication, collaboration, and decision making as a Nurse Executive.
Students complete an internship and capstone course which serve to synthesize the nursing and business curricula. Upon graduation, MSN/MBA graduates may be eligible to sit for the Advanced Nurse Administrator certification examination offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
The program of study leading to the MSN/MBA degree is structured upon the following components:
- Core Courses - 9 credits
- MBA Foundation Courses - 3 credits
- MBA Core Courses - 18 credits
- Specialty Courses MSN/MBA - 18 credits
- Clinical Courses MSN/MBA - 10 credits
Total Credit Hours: 58
Clinical Practicum Hours: 450
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