ELM-MSN: Healthcare Administration and Leadership

The entry-level master’s option in healthcare administration and leadership prepares nurses for early to mid-level management and leadership roles in myriad healthcare settings. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to lead and manage a team of healthcare providers in organizations, functioning in areas such as operations management, project management, and healthcare consulting. The program emphasizes competencies needed for graduates to apply for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and American Organization of Nurse Executives nurse leadership certifications through examinations.

Please contact the School of Nursing for specific program availability and locations.

Prelicensure coursework must be completed prior to beginning Healthcare Administration and Leadership coursework.

Students must have the equivalent of one year RN clinical experience prior to enrollment in GNRS 567.

GNRS 504Bioethics and Health Care Policy 33
GNRS 506Spiritual Concept Analysis in Health Care3
GNRS 543Transitions Across the Care Continuum (2 x 2 Units)4
GNRS 597Comprehensive Examination Directed Study1
GNRS 613Graduate Statistics3
MGMT 516High Performance People Management3
MGMT 517Managing Human Capital3
GNRS 508B Research and Theory in Healthcare 1, 2, 34
GNRS 560 Strategic Leadership in Healthcare 23
GNRS 567 Healthcare Administration and Leadership Supervised Practicum 23
GNRS 568 Healthcare Finance 24
GNRS 596 Foundations of Healthcare Informatics 23
Total Units37

GNRS 613 is a prerequisite for GNRS 508B.


At the time of catalog publication, final approval of this course was in process. 


If these courses are taken to fulfill the ELM pre-licensure requirements, the units must be fulfilled using other GNRS electives.