Total Hours Needed to Graduate:
33 Hours

Nursing Core

15 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
NUR 5110
Leadership and Advanced Nursing Practice Roles
3

Designed to provide an overview of advanced roles of graduate nursing practice, with a focus on specialty roles in nursing. Issues involving ethics, scope of practice, and credentialing will be addressed as students’ transition into their selected specialty roles. Leadership theories within an ethical environment will be discussed.

Prerequisite(s):
Acceptance into the program

NUR 5210
Organization, Delivery and Policy in Healthcare
3

Designed to discuss health care organizations and delivery of care. Students will understand public policies on issues affecting nursing and healthcare. Content includes economic and organizational theory, current issues in nursing, trends in health care delivery, political, social, ethical and fiscal accountability from a global perspective.

Prerequisite(s):
Acceptance into the program

NUR 5310
Nursing Theory and Research
3

Provides students with the knowledge to translate ethical evidence into practice and identify gaps where evidence is lacking. Students will focus on methodology, statistical analysis, and problem identification.

Prerequisite(s):
Acceptance into the program

NUR 5410
Informatics and Healthcare Technologies
3

Provides an in-depth study of information technology as it is utilized in healthcare organizations. Students will compare and contrast the tools, processes, and strategies available to manage information, data, and software and hardware in healthcare organizations. Practical applications will be emphasized and students will analyze the impact of information systems and technology to work more efficiently, allocate resources and improve patient care.

NUR 5510
Quality Improvement, Outcomes Management, and Population Health
3

Requires students to be able to articulate the methods, tools, performance measures, and safety standards as they related to quality. Students will analyze their role as effective leaders and change agents based on quality principles. Focus is on measures to assure optimal patient outcomes in multiple environments, with emphasis on population health.

Prerequisite(s):
Acceptance into the program

Nursing Administration Cognate

18 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
BUS 5720
Human Resource Management
3

Evaluates a variety of human resource issues facing corporations and businesses today. These include employee development, performance appraisal systems, job design, hiring and dismissal processes, career management strategies, legal issues, morale monitoring, domestic and global labor market problems, as well as how cultural and economic factors influence the effectiveness of human resource management.

Prerequisite(s):
NUR 5110, NUR 5210, NUR 5310, NUR 5410, NUR 5510

BUS 7530
Quality Management in Healthcare Organizations
3

Integrates the theories, skills, and knowledge pertaining to quality assessment and implementation in health care organizations. It will provide students the tools to analyze the parameters and guidelines for assessing, maintaining and improving quality in healthcare organizations. This is an elective course within the Baker College MBA program, but primarily designed for those in the healthcare administration concentration.

Prerequisite(s):
NUR 5110, NUR 5210, NUR 5310, NUR 5410, NUR 5510

BUS 7590
Healthcare Finance
3

Provides a deeper understanding of financial concepts applied to the healthcare field. Topics include financial statement analysis, principles of reimbursement, cost concepts and decision making, financial forecasting, budgeting techniques, capital project analysis, and strategic financial planning within the healthcare industry.

Prerequisite(s):
MBA: BUS 6780; Nursing: NUR 5110, NUR 5210, NUR 5310, NUR 5410, NUR 5510

CGS 5010
Graduate Seminar
2

Orients graduate students to the standards and expectations of the College, including topics such as policies and procedures, the online learning environment and expectations, academic integrity, APA writing requirements, library resources, and professional standards.

NUR 6410
Foundations of Nursing Administration
3

Focuses on the scope and standards of practice, study of the best practice in nursing administration. Emphasis is placed on planning, implementing and evaluating nursing service in acute, chronic and community-based healthcare facilities.

Prerequisite(s):
NUR 5110, NUR 5210, NUR 5310, NUR 5410, NUR 5510

NUR 6860
Practicum in Nursing Administrat ion
4

Students will work directly with a preceptor to examine and deepen knowledge and skills in nursing administration. The major focus of the practicum experience is to synthesize knowledge and demonstrate skills to assure program outcomes. Note: Students are responsible for identifying preceptors in consultation with course faculty (4 hours practicum = 180 hours) Professional Liability Insurance

Prerequisite(s):
BUS 6720, BUS 7530, BUS 7590, NUR 6410

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