The Nurse Leader program develops strategic administrators capable of improving nursing care and health outcomes within systems.
Courses include management disciplines outside nursing so that students learn to:
- Apply nursing and leadership theory
- Use principles of economics and finance
- Conduct research and analysis
- Guide best practices in technology and informatics
- Practice sound organizational relations and change management
Graduates will be able to identify system problems in healthcare, formulate policies for intervention, and lead collaboration to drive organizational growth.
The Nurse Educator programs prepares nurses for roles in academia, staff development, and patient education, while leading to doctoral studies for those planning to teach nursing at the baccalaureate level or graduate education. Graduates will be effective teachers or educational administrators.
Courses cover nursing knowledge, adult educational theory, and leadership so that students learn to:
- Assess adult learners
- Formulate appropriate teaching-learning strategies
- Design measures to evaluate learner outcomes
- Analyze political, cultural, technological or other influences on educational systems
- Apply leadership principles to improve education
Graduates will be effective teachers or educational administrators.