Students choosing the executive concentration may wish to earn a dual degree. There are two options; a Master of Science in Nursing Leadership (MSN) and a Master of Science in Management (MSM) with the Health Care Administration (HCA) focus; or a Master of Science in Nursing Leadership (MSN) and the Master of Business Administration (MBA) with the Health Care Administration (HCA) focus.
Admission, progression, and graduation requirements are a coordinated effort between the Colleges of Health Professions and the College of Business. Students should initially contact the MSN Leadership program chair for entry into these options and pre-program course sequencing. The dual degree program is 51 credits; however, the MSN/MBA program has specific prerequisite requirements. Students will need to make an appointment with the College of Business at (302) 356-2488 to review their transcripts to determine if any pre-requisites were met in undergraduate coursework, however, students remain under the College of Health Professions and Natural Sciences' graduate program chair for advisement.
Both degrees must be conferred at the same time during one enrollment.
MSN 6500 Leadership Roles in Advanced Nursing Practice
MSN 6502 Contemporary Concepts in Advanced Practice Roles
MSN 7741 Politics and Policy in the Healthcare System
MSN 7750 Teaching and Learning in Nursing
MSN 6608 Evidence Based Practice in the Health Professions
MSN 6646 Philosophy and Ethics in Advanced Nursing Roles
MSN 6609 Advanced Concepts in Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
MSN 6610 Advanced Physical Assessment for Nurse Leaders
MSN 6612 Nurse Executive Seminar I
MBA 6150 Managerial Decision-Making
MBA 6350 Survey of Data Analytics
MIS 7000 IT in Business
MBA 7250 Financial Analysis
HCA 7730 Health Insurance and Reimbursement
HCA 7740 Legal Aspects in Health Care
HCA 7745 Marketing in the Health Care Sector
To be taken as a stand-alone course after all coursework is complete.
MSN 8900 Nurse Leadership Portfolio
MGT 7750 Strategy and Decision-Making
MGT 7300 Business Finance
HCA 7700 Seminar in Health Care Administration
This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2023-2024 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2022 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.