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|Second Degree Options: Clinical Nurse Leader MSN|
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|Undergraduate: RN to BSN Program|
The MSN/MBA Dual Degree Program, a collaborative venture of the School of Nursing and the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, prepares health care leaders with a unique blend of clinical and administrative skills.
The objective of the Master of Science in Nursing program and the Master of Business Administration is to provide a unique educational experience to specially qualified individuals capable of leadership and innovation in health care organizations and delivery systems. Graduates will assume leadership positions in hospitals, corporate offices, ambulatory care facilities, and long-term care agencies. They will also contribute to the health policy-making process in both public and private sectors.
The MSN program builds on the theoretical knowledge and clinical experience of the bachelor's prepared nurse. Therefore, the MSN/MBA Dual Degree Program will create a special opportunity for students to acquire the breadth of understanding and management skills needed to perform effectively and creatively at the business and clinical interface of our health care delivery organizations. The MBA program provides an understanding of the fundamental areas of business while it develops the student's capacity to analyze managerial problems and present resourceful solutions to those problems.
Students may enroll in the MSN component alone (MSN in Health Systems Management).
The MSN in Health Systems Management courses are offered via Distance Learning. The MBA courses are offered ‘live’ in Charlottesville. While the MSN in Health Systems Management can be completed in a part-time basis, the MBA is a full-time program. MBA courses are 5 days a week at the Colgate Darden School of Business at the University. The MSN/MBA program can be completed in 36 months. Part-time study is not permitted.
Graduates are prepared for management positions throughout the health care system, including executive level management positions. Graduates are also prepared for positions in the areas of quality improvement, information systems, and policy.
Program Coordinator: Kathleen Cox, PhD, RN (434) 924-0011, email: email@example.com.
Students complete 360 hours of administrative practicum near the completion of the program.
Students completing this track will have completed course work necessary for Certification in Nursing Administration, Advanced or Certification in Nursing Administration. The practice requirements for this Certification are met through paid employment as a nurse manager or nurse executive for 24 months of the last five years. Thus graduates will need to obtain this experience after earning the MSN degree.
Students apply to both programs (MSN and MBA), and need to be accepted by both programs. Admissions information for the Darden School of Business is available online.
Admission to the School of Nursing is competitive and based on evaluation of all portions of the application. To be considered for the Master's of Science in Nursing, applicants must submit a completed application and:
Fall entry: March 1 for the MSN program. There are 4 deadlines per year for the MBA program.
*If you want to have GRE scores sent to the University, the Institutional Code is R-5820. The School of Nursing accepts GRE scores that are more than 5 years old. If you have your 'older' scores, you may submit a copy of the Student Report.
International applicants submit additional admissions requirements that can be found here.
For additional information on admission to and programs of study at the UVa School of Nursing, please fill our our online form. You are also welcome to call the Office of Admissions at (434) 924-0141 / (888) 283-8703.
Questions on admissions and financial aid should be directed to Clay Hysell, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid, email firstname.lastname@example.org