**Please note: the School of Nursing is not accepting applications for new students in Health Systems Management at this time.
The Health Systems Management concentration prepares nurse leaders at the post-master's certificate level for management and executive level positions in complex health care organizations including public and private sector hospitals, ambulatory care facilities, and long-term care facilities as well as for positions in quality improvement, information systems, and policy. This specialty emphasizes competencies in (1) communication and relationship building, (2) knowledge of the healthcare environment, (3) transformational leadership, (4) professionalism, and (5) business skills [AONE competencies]. Innovative learning experiences are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to perform effectively at the business and clinical interface of health care delivery organizations.
Distance education option: The MSN in Health Systems Management is offered in an online, web-based format. In this option, students enroll in 2-4 courses per term and complete most of the course requirements via the internet. Classes meet 'live' at the University twice per term (first and last days). When circumstances prevent ‘live’ attendance at the University, students may access these class meetings via a web-camera.
Students can complete the Certificate in Health Systems Management in as little as 12 months.
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