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    Dec 07, 2016

    Jan 04

    Online and Campus Start Date
    Jan 04, 2017

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    Online and Campus Start Date
    Mar 01, 2017

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    Certificate Requirements

    MN 512: LEADERSHIP, ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY, AND BEHAVIOR (5 Credits)

    This course exposes students to organizational theory and behavior and competencies essential for successful leadership and management roles in a global health care delivery system. There is emphasis on self-analysis and strategies for best practice to effectively implement key leadership and management concepts in dynamic health care environments.

    Prerequisites Required: Completion of all core courses in the Master of Science in Nursing or prior completion of a master’s degree with an upper-level major in nursing

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 30

    MN 513: HEALTH CARE FINANCE, STRATEGIC PLANNING, AND BUDGETING (5 Credits)

    This course examines macro- and microeconomics in profit and nonprofit health care organizations for nonfinancial managers. An analysis of decision making and strategic planning focuses the nursing leader toward plans that effectively promote success in dynamic health care environments. Conceptual and descriptive approaches are utilized to provide an overview of current practices and notable advances in strategic management. A budget is created within a case study model, allowing analysis of potential and actual budget variations.

    Prerequisites Required: Completion of all core courses in the Master of Science in Nursing or prior completion of a master’s degree with an upper-level major in nursing

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 30

    MN 514: HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (5 Credits)

    This course presents a managerial overview of various aspects of personnel management in a fiscally responsible environment. Activities are designed to familiarize students with recruiting, training, and retaining the best employees; ensuring high performance; and conforming practices to various regulations. Exercises designed to develop ability in personnel policy development and implementation are offered.

    Prerequisites Required: Completion of all core courses in the Master of Science in Nursing or prior completion of a master’s degree with an upper-level major in nursing

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 30

    MN 515: INNOVATION IN HEALTH CARE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY—ADMINISTRATIVE AND ADVANCED PRACTICE PRIORITIES (5 Credits)

    This course focuses on the strategic application of information technology in health care organizations by administrative and advanced practice nursing leaders. Students will explain the role of executive-level practitioner management in planning and operationalizing technologies to enhance health care technology data efficiency; evaluate the challenges of virtualization management models and the requirements for innovative and effective alternatives in health care reform; and critique the legal and ethical oversight responsibilities of the executive nurse when engaging and managing a comprehensive, systematic electronic medical record project.

    Prerequisites Required: Completion of all core courses in the Master of Science in Nursing or prior completion of a master’s degree with an upper-level major in nursing

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 30

    MN 520: EXECUTIVE LEADER PRACTICUM (5 Credits)

    This practicum (90 hours) provides you with a mentored learning experience in the content area and site selected by you and approved by the Practicum Coordinator.

    Prerequisites Required:

    Completion of all core courses in the Master of Science in Nursing or prior completion of a master’s degree with an upper-level major in nursing, and completion of all specialization courses

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 30

    MN 600: EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE PROJECT (5 Credits)

    As a culmination of the theories in nursing, evidence-based decision making, health policy, finance, health care delivery systems, practice issues, ethics, health promotion, disease prevention, and biostatistics, you will develop a manuscript eligible for publication in a professional nursing journal. The content of this manuscript will reflect your clinical project paper and its outcomes from your prior nursing courses.

    Prerequisites Required: Completion of all core courses in the Master of Science in Nursing or prior completion of a master’s degree with an upper-level major in nursing, and completion of all specialization courses; students may not concurrently register for MN 519, MN 520, MN 534, or MN 599

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 30

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