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Grand Canyon University - College of Nursing - Online

MS in Nursing: Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems


The Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems prepares nurses for leadership roles in today's rapidly changing health care delivery systems. This program was designed for BSN-prepared registered nurses who are looking to advance their career and move into a management role. Graduates of the nurse leadership master‛s degree program may seek positions such as a charge nurse, director of nursing, chief nursing officer, or a vice president of nursing services. With a focus on nursing leadership in health care systems, this program prepares students to lead and manage a team of health care providers, specifically including areas of managing a budget, staffing challenges and constraints, conflict resolution and change management.

The nurse leadership master‛s program consists of graduate nursing core courses and leadership courses taken with the Master of Science Leadership (M.S.L.) program. From the graduate nursing core courses, students gain the knowledge, values, and skills needed for advanced generalist practice in an evolving health care system. The nursing portion of the program focuses on the critical analysis of nursing and health care research as well as ethics, policy and finance in health care. The leadership portion of the program provides an overview of leadership styles and the functioning of organizations with an emphasis on communication skills required to establish and maintain effective relationships. Leadership topics include servant leadership, business leadership models and theories, and the exploration of the behavioral forces and relationships that influence organizational effectiveness and change.

This program includes both a capstone class and a practicum. The nurse leadership capstone class provides an opportunity for students to develop an evidence-based practice project proposal that addresses a problem, issue, or concern in professional practice. Students identify a problem amenable to research-based intervention; search literature; propose a solution; and develop a plan to implement the solution, evaluate its outcome(s), and disseminate the findings. The practicum promotes the synthesis and application of knowledge and skills from the nursing core course and the leadership courses. Students identify a mentor and develop a relationship through which they examine the connection between theory and practice.

Earn a degree online at Grand Canyon University

With the demands put on working professionals, online education has become a popular way to earn a college degree. An online education allows you to attend class on your own schedule, from the comfort of your own home or a location of your choice.

At Grand Canyon University, we understand that working professionals maintain a busy schedule, yet many aspire to attain a higher level of education for personal fulfillment or to qualify for promotions and career advancement. Grand Canyon University stands apart from the other online education institutions because we are backed by the history of our traditional campus. Our online classes allow you to study at the times that work for your schedule while still enjoying the close connection with your classmates and instructor via online discussions.

Online Learning Technology

At Grand Canyon University, we strive to make your online experience as seamless as possible. All of our online education courses use online learning technology, which means you will have a consistent format in each of the classes you take. At the start of each course, you will enter a tutorial to become familiar with the online structure. In your account, you will have access to everything you need, including your course syllabus, staff information, discussion boards and a digital drop box, where you will submit all of your assignments.

Depending on the degree program, a minimum of 10 - 25 hours per week on your studies can be expected. Interaction is asynchronous, so you sign on, respond to message boards, and see professor notes, all on your time and at your own convenience. One of the best features is that the online learning system is available 24/7 so you are able to study any time of day or night you choose.

Classes Offered One at a Time

Through GCU's online education courses, you'll take just one class at a time. We have found that by giving students each class individually, they are able to better focus and achieve a more in-depth level of understanding.

Full-time Online Faculty

We understand the importance of hiring quality faculty, who are dedicated to helping students succeed. This is why in addition to the outstanding faculty instructing at the GCU campus, the university is pleased to provide dedicated, full-time faculty members and fully trained adjunct instructors to serve our online education students.

Accreditation

http://degree.gcu.edu/nursing/international/lp-one.php

Earlier Graduation - Our 4 credit classes allow you to complete your nursing degree in less time.

Degree Variety - GCU offers bachelors and masters degrees, as well as post-masters certificates. We offer high-demand programs such as RN to BSN, and MSN's with multiple emphases.

Accredited - The College of Nursing and Health Care Professions offers programs accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)1 and approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing.

Learn From Leaders - At Grand Canyon University, classes are taught by industry leaders and subject matter experts

The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master's degree in nursing at Grand Canyon University are accredited by the http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation

GCU's College of Nursing and Health Care Professions is also approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Registered Nurses, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm