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Nursing Administration MSN Concentration

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The University of New Mexico College of Nursing in Albuquerque has offered a nursing administration concentration for the Master of Science in Nursing degree. 

The Nursing Administration concentration enables the student to explore ideas, skills and roles that foster and enhance the development of innovative nursing practice and qualities of leadership. Our accelerated program is designed to meet the professional goals of nurse managers and leaders facing the challenges of today.

What to Expect During Your Education

  • Part-time studies begin in the spring and fall, and continue for six consecutive terms, a two-year commitment.
  • The degree awarded at completion of the program is a Master of Science in Nursing.
  • Courses are delivered online, with the exception of precepted fieldwork hours. Fieldwork placement may be coordinated in the student's hometown, as negotiated with faculty.
  • Specific decisions regarding the fieldwork experience, taken near the end of the program, will be negotiated with your faculty advisor. (This requires 200 hours precepting in a nurse manager or leadership role in an administrative clinical, policy or entrepreneurial setting.)
  • Graduates will be eligible to take the certification exam to become certified in executive nursing practice (CENP) through The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE).

MSN Administration Concentration Program of Studies (POS)

Spring Admissions

Term/CoursesDidactic
Credit
Hours
Spring Term Year 1 
NURS 501 Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 503 Research in Nursing I3
Total6
Summer Term Year 1 
NURS 505 Health Care Policy, Systems & Financing for Advanced Practice3
Total3
Fall Term Year 1 
NURS 518 Population Health for Nurse Leaders4
NURS 514 Transforming Organizations4
Total8
Spring Term Year 2 
NURS 513 Quality4
NURS 508 Human Resources4
Total8
Summer Term Year 2 
NURS 512 Finance4
Total4
Fall Term Year 2 
NURS 595 Fieldwork4
NURS 596 or 597 MSN Comps1
Total5
Program of Study Total Credits34

MSN Administration Concentration Program of Studies (POS)

Fall Admissions

Term/CoursesDidactic
Credit
Hours
Fall Term Year 1 
NURS 518 Population Health for Nurse Leaders4
NURS 514 Transforming Organizations4
Total8
Spring Term Year 1 
NURS 501 Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 503 Research in Nursing I3
Total6
Summer Term Year 1 
NURS 505 Health Care Policy, Systems & Financing for Advanced Practice3
Total3
Fall Term Year 2 
NURS 513 Quality4
NURS 508 Human Resources4
Total8
Spring Term Year 2 
NURS 512 Finance4
NURS 595 Fieldwork Part 12
Total6
Summer Term Year 2 
NURS 595 Fieldwork Part 22
NURS 596 or 597 MSN Comps1
Total3
Program of Study Total Credits34

Outcome of Nurse Administration Education

At the completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge from the common competency domains of leadership, communication and relationship-building.
  • Apply knowledge of the healthcare environment, professionalism, quality and outcomes management, and business skills.
  • Apply research findings and concepts from nursing, social science and management areas to problem solving in health care delivery systems.
  • Incorporate ethical precepts in leadership and management practices in the achievement of clinical goals of the health care system.
  • Examine goals, structures and processes that facilitate knowledge of and dedication to patient safety through quality nursing care delivery.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills necessary for creating an organizational environment where personal and professional development is an expectation.
  • Examine personal and professional accountability for actions and outcomes of self and others related to evidence-based clinical and management practice.
  • Identify problem-solving approaches to issues of organizational conflict and change management.
  • Assist in the design of the basic elements of information management and control systems.
  • Apply concepts of human resource management and development to personnel issues in nursing care systems and health care.
  • Demonstrate beginning competency in business skills, the management of resources, and strategic management.
  • Demonstrate competency in communication and relationship skills with internal and external stakeholders, using shared decision-making processes necessary in complex health care settings.