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Dual MSN Master of Science in Nursing and MSM-HCA or MBA-HCA

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.


MSN with MBA-HCA (51 Credits/ 17 courses)

Dual degree must be completed in one enrollment.

Course Requirements

A list of prerequisite courses may be obtained from either the College of Health Professions and Natural Sciences or the College of Business Graduate Programs.

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

Final Course Requirement:

Portfolio is taken after all coursework is complete.

MSN 8900 Nurse Leadership Portfolio


MSN and MSM-HCA (51 Credits/ 17 Courses)

Dual degree must be completed in one enrollment.

Course Requirements

A list of prerequisite courses may be obtained from either the College of Health Professions and Natural Sciences or the College of Business Graduate Programs.

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

MIS 7000 IT in Business

MGT 7750 Strategy and Decision-Making

HCA 7745 Marketing in the Health Care Sector

MGT 7300 Business Finance

HCA 7700 Seminar in Health Care Administration

HCA 7730 Health Insurance and Reimbursement

HCA 7740 Legal Aspects in Health Care

Final Course Requirement:

Portfolio is taken after all coursework is complete.

MSN 8900 Nurse Leadership Portfolio



This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2022-2023 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2021 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.