Management and Organizational Leadership, MSN

Management and Organizational Leadership Specialization

This specialization is for nursing professionals who want to enhance their career by preparing for leadership roles within nursing management and wish to participate in or lead interdisciplinary teams. The focus of this program is organizational leadership as it applies to the healthcare industry. As a student, you will learn staffing strategies and investigate the challenges of human resource management in a healthcare setting. You will also explore the effective delivery of care, evidence-based practices, strategic management and the impact of policy and healthcare regulation. The program also covers the role of nurse leaders in evaluating nursing software, including assessing the quality of point of care technology and how it can be used to improve nursing practices. Additional topics include finances and economics as they relate to healthcare and the evolution of healthcare system management models.

This specialization has been carefully developed to align with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) DNP Essentials and the specialization outcomes are based upon the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) Nurse Executive Competencies.   

Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
MSN 36 12 26 months View Course Catalog
*Credit hours and courses reflect new students meeting credit requirements and utilizing no transfer credits. Est. Time of Completion reflects new students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for the program.

Unmatched Flexibility
NCU offers weekly course starts, no scheduled lecture hours, no group assignments, weekly assignments, and the ability to schedule courses around your personal and professional obligations.

100% Doctoral Faculty
No matter the degree level you pursue, you can rest assured that you will be mentored by doctors in your field of study.

One-to-One Engagement
You won't have to fight for facetime as one of many within a classroom. At NCU, you'll have the opportunity to interact one to one with your professor, receiving personalized mentoring.

Management and Organizational Leadership Learning Outcomes

  • Appraise nursing leadership roles utilizing data assessment, quality processes and improvement sciences.
  • Recommend professional nursing practices using research and evidence-based practice models.
  • Prioritize accountability and responsibility in professional judgment, ethics and actions.
  • Optimize collaboration strategies to develop, participate, and lead interprofessional teams and partnerships.
  • Evaluate policies and economics related to healthcare delivery.
  • Integrate health promotion and prevention strategies to improve care of diverse populations.