The Master of Science in Nursing with a Concentration in Nursing Management and Organizational Leadership Program is offered by Grantham University to students seeking careers in clinical and administrative levels of healthcare systems. The program integrates nursing clinical perspectives and leadership with management business practices. Through this integration, nurses are able to achieve both skills required by nursing leadership and management position. A master’s degree builds on the knowledge and skills achieved by professional nurses in the bachelor’s level.
Required courses include Foundation Advanced Practice Nursing, Legal and Ethical Issues of Advanced Practice, Human Resource and Nursing Management, Healthcare Systems, Leadership in Healthcare Organization, Nurse Research and Evidence-Based Practice, Concepts Healthcare Informatics, Diverse Populations and Healthcare, Healthcare Strategic Management and Plan, Modern Organizations Healthcare, Management and Organizational Leadership Research Seminar, and Management and Organizational Leadership Practicum. Total program length is thirty-six (36) credit hours. The university is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council.
Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and a valid RN license. Largely evidence-based, the program has been developed according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Essentials of Master’s Education for Nursing. Students are provided the additional knowledge and clinical expertise in the areas of human diversity and social issues, research and professional practice, and health promotion and disease prevention in the context of today’s global society. Graduates are expected to be able to design nursing care for clinical and community-based settings and assume leadership roles when collaborating with teams. Demonstration of excellent communications skills when required is also expected.