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The MSN Nursing Leadership and Healthcare Administration emphasis is a fully online faith-based graduate nursing program that prepares nurses to serve in the  leadership and administrative roles within health care settings. The curriculum uses diverse leadership and organizational theories as a foundation, and is designed to provide the participant with advanced problem-solving skills to address issues in modern healthcare. Focus will be on new models of leadership, strategic planning, program development and management, financial management, evidence based healthcare delivery and change project design and implementation.

The curriculum prepares graduates for leadership and educator positions, emphasizing the spiritual, ethical, and moral dimensions of the art of nursing.

End of Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Synthesize interdisciplinary research.
  2. Evaluate a broad range of change, leadership, teaching and management strategies for influencing health policy, improving nursing practice and health care systems.
  3. Analyze the ethical, legal, financial, social, political and spiritual issues impacting diverse client populations, health care, nursing practice and education, with an emphasis on identifying and implementing strategies for enhancement or resolution.
  4. Synthesize interdisciplinary theoretical foundations.
  5. Apply knowledge, concepts, strategies, and evidence-based research findings to promote health, prevent disease, enhance the quality of health care and improve the environment in which health care is provided.
  6. Synthesize interdisciplinary knowledge to facilitate application in an MSN graduate nursing role.
  7. Function effectively in an MSN graduate nursing role through collaboration and communication within the healthcare environment to establish a climate that fosters the development of others and facilitates a commitment to excellence in nursing and lifelong learning.
  8. Demonstrate general MSN and role specific competencies.


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The MSN program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The contact information for the accrediting commission is:
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
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