The nursing administration curriculum is designed to prepare nurse administrators for working in fast-paced health care environments with acute, long-term, and community care orientations. Nurse administrators are also prepared for interacting in corporate health care business arenas. Course work includes managing financial resources with a focus on budgeting, productivity, analysis, costing services, forecasting volume, managed care contract negotiation, business plan development, and marketing. Students work with large databases to learn analysis for outcomes management and performance improvement. Organizational behavior is incorporated with effective management of human resources, and leadership skills are developed for motivating employees and managing teams.
Applications to the MSN program in Nursing Service Administration are accepted on a rolling basis.
All assistantships (and any fellowships) are awarded through the academic department. Students interested in obtaining an assistantship must apply. New students may indicate on their online application for admission that they would like to be considered for an assistantship. Current students must contact the academic department for application information. Each department may have different requirements for assistantship applicants, so all students should contact the academic department to determine these particular requirements. Only those students fully admitted to a master’s or doctoral degree-seeking program are eligible for a graduate assistantship. Students admitted as non-degree seeking or to a certificate program may not hold an assistantship.
Paying for college is a vital part of the education process. It is important to be informed of the many sources of aid available. Student loans are available to degree-seeking graduate students. Information on student loans can be found through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid is located in Simmons Hall.
Current tuition and fees schedules can be found through the Office of Student Accounts.
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