Nursing Administration

Leadership for Innovative Healthcare

The Nursing Administration graduate program is focused on preparing the nurse leader of the future. Our dynamic, newly revised curriculum prepares students for contemporary leadership careers in nursing administration, quality and safety, health informatics and entrepreneurial initiatives. The curriculum offers a strong foundation in complex systems thinking, organizational theory, quality improvement, finance and business and leadership practice. The final year in this program features two semesters of a Leadership Practicum (NRSG 6510 & 6520; Leadership Practicum I & II), which partners students with a nurse leader in a healthcare delivery organization and/or private business for intensive mentorship and a collaborative project.

Overview

Nursing Administration

  • Rolling admissions: Student may start in the Fall, Spring, Summer terms.
  • Full and Part-time options available.
  • A blend of on-line and classroom based courses are offered.
  • Class concepts and assignments use real-world situations to enhance student’s ability to lead change in a complex and dynamic healthcare system.
  • Opportunities for innovative thinking and networking with nurse and healthcare entrepreneurs through the Health Sciences Entrepreneurs of Bouvé College of Health Sciences.

Nursing MS/MBA Joint Degree Program

Applicants with previous clinical experience may also pursue an advanced MS/MBA joint degree through the School of Nursing in conjunction with the D’Amore-McKim School of Business. Both degrees are fully accredited by their respective disciplines.

Contact Info
Laura Mylott

Laura Mylott
207G Robinson Hall
Tel: 617.373.3324
l.mylott@northeastern.edu

Sample Curriculum – Nursing Administration MS

Nursing Administration students must complete 38 semester hours of coursework which includes graduate core courses, program core courses and clinical practicum courses.  Please click here to download a copy of the curriculum.

NRSG 5118 Health Care System and Professional Role Development 3 SH
NRSG 5121 Epidemiology & Population Health 3 SH
NRSG 7105 Translating Evidence into Practice 3 SH
NRSG 7110 Evidence Based Application 2 SH
Total – 11 SH
NRSG 6302 Health Policy & Law 3 SH
NRSG 6306 Health Informatics I 3 SH
NRSG 6300 HealthCare Financing & Marketing 3 SH
NRSG 6344 Healthcare Quality Improvement 3 SH
NRSG 6444 Health Care Systems and Quality Patient Care 3 SH
Total – 15 SH
NRSG 6510 Nursing Leadership Role Practicum I (112 Hours) 3 SH
NRSG 6520 Nursing Leadership Role Practicum II (112 Hours) 3 SH
Total (224 hours) 6 SH
NRSG 6301 Human Resources & Operations 3 SH
NRSG 6307 Operational Informatics in Health Care Organizations 3 SH
HINF 6220 Database Design, Access, Modeling and Security 3 SH
Elective of Choice

Program Total 38 SH

Curriculum subject to change

Sample Curriculum – Nursing Administration MS/MBA

Students in the Nursing MS/MBA joint degree option must complete 64.5 semester hours of course work which include courses taken in both Nursing and Business theory.  Please click here to download a copy of the curriculum.

NRSG 5118 Health Care System and Professional Role Development 3 SH
NRSG 5121 Epidemiology & Population Health 3 SH
Total – 6 SH
NRSG 7105 Translating Evidence into Practice 3 SH
NRSG 7110 Evidence Based Application 2 SH
Total – 5 SH
NRSG 6302 Health Policy & Law 3 SH
NRSG 6306 Health Informatics I 3 SH
NRSG 6301 Human Resources and Opertions 3 SH
NRSG 6344 Healthcare Quality Improvement 3 SH
NRSG 6444 Health Care Systems and Quality Patient Care 3 SH
Total – 15 SH
NRSG 6510 Nursing Leadership Role Practicum I (112 Hours) 3 SH
NRSG 6520 Nursing Leadership Role Practicum II (112 Hours) 3 SH
Total (224 practicum hours) 6 SH
ACCT 6272 Financial Statement Preparation and Analysis 2.25 SH
ACCT 6273 Identifying Strategic Implications in Accounting Data 2.25 SH
ENTR 6200 Enterprise Growth and Innovations 3 SH
FINA 6200 Value Creation through Financial Decision Making 3 SH
INTB 6200 Managing the Global Enterprise 3 SH
MECN 6200 Global Competition and Market Dominance 3 SH
STRT 6200 Strategic Decision Making in a Changing Environment 3 SH
MKTG 6200 Creating and Sustaining Customer Markets 3 SH
MGSC 6200 Information Analysis 3 SH
MGSC 6206 Management of Service and Manufacturing Operations 3 SH
Total 28.5 SH
Business Specialization I 3 SH
Business Specialization III 1 SH
Total 4 SH

Program Total 64.5 SH

Curriculum subject to change

Experiential Learning

In the last academic year of your program, you will apply for a practicum assignment, where you will work for approximately eight hours per week throughout the semester. You will work one-on-one with your master’s-prepared preceptor in higher-level operations of the organization. You will see the inner workings of the organization and observe the decision-making process first hand. You will learn the details of budgeting, staffing, human resources, daily operations, long-range planning, and more from the people in the organization who make the decisions.

At a weekly seminar, you will discuss issues that arise and compare notes with faculty and fellow students on approaches to resolving them. You will also write log entries on your work and on how you are implementing the “leader/manager as developer” model which Northeastern emphasizes.

Unlike programs at most other universities, Northeastern’s placement office helps you make the connection to potential work sites and your faculty visit you on site during your practicum. Interviewing with the preceptor and securing the position become part of the educational process. Because of Northeastern’s long experience and superb reputation in practice-oriented education, we are able to draw on a large array of affiliations, alumni, and professional connections to help place you in a health care setting that will enable you to reach your professional goals.

Practicum opportunities are available across all sectors of the health care system, including private, public, and nonprofit institutions and community programs. Some include:

  • Partner’s Integrated Delivery Systems
  • Tufts Medical Center
  • Care Group
  • Boston Medical Center

  • Cambridge Health Alliance
  • Neighborhood Health Centers in Boston & Cambridge
  • Long-term care, hospice, and rehabilitation centers

Apply to the Nursing  Leadership in Healthcare Delivery and Informatics Program.