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  School of Nursing 2021-2023 Master of Science in Nursing Programs Nursing Leadership Curriculum  

Nursing Leadership Curriculum

The master's in nursing leadership program builds upon the foundation of baccalaureate education. This program is designed to incorporate the ongoing changes in the health care system. The Essentials of the Master's Education in Nursing, Quality and Safety in Education for Nurses (QSEN), and the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) competencies are embedded in this program. Students completing this program are prepared to take the leadership certification exam offered through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or AONE. The program is a hybrid program (primarily online with one or two face-to-face classes per course). The practicum courses are all face-to-face, requiring 510 hours by program completion.


The master's in leadership program is 42 credits with minimum 510 mentored hours required. These practicum hours are integrated in both theory and practicum courses.

The following are the required courses for this program:

Core Courses
  • NURS 6060 - Clinical Inquiry for Evidence-Based Practice (3)
  • NURS 6930 - Information Technology for Evidence-Based Practice (3)
  • NURS 6040 - Determinants of Health (3)
  • NURS 6980 - Epidemiology and Population Health (3)
  • NURS 6940 - Evidence Translation and Implementation Science (3)
Supplemental Courses
    • CLDR 6510 - Managing Human Capital (3)
    • CLDR 6530 - Health Care Economics and Business Practices (3)
    • Elective (3)
    Specialty Courses
    • CLDR 6400 - Leadership Across the Continuum Theory (3) (35 clinical hours)
    • CLDR 6410 - Leadership Across the Continuum Practicum (3) (135 clinical hours)
    • CLDR 6420 - Organizational Complexity Theory (3) (35 clinical hours)
    • CLDR 6430 - Organizational Complexity Practicum (3) (135 clinical hours)
    • CLDR 6440 - Quality and Safety in Health Care Theory (3) (35 clinical hours)
    • CLDR 6450 - Quality and Safety in Health Care Practicum (3) (135 clinical hours)
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