The 29-credit master of science in nursing in operational leadership (MSN) at Quinnipiac is an interdisciplinary program that combines elements of business and education with nursing to deliver the care coordination skills that practicing nurses need to evolve as operational leaders. All of these courses may be completed entirely online, allowing students to focus on their careers while advancing their education.
MSN: Operational Leadership (online)
|HM 600||Foundations of Health Care Management||3|
|NUR 514||Epidemiology and Population Health||2|
|NUR 516||Health Policy and Organizational Systems||2|
|NUR 538||Applying Data to Practice||1|
|NUR 540||Educational Principles for the Health Care Professional||3|
|NUR 542||Introduction to Health Care Finance||2|
|NUR 544||Introduction to Informatics||3|
|NUR 688||Human Factors and Patient Safety||3|
|OL 601||Foundations of Organizational Behavior and Leadership||3|
|OL 630||Performance Management and HR Analytics||3|
The semester-by-semester Learning Pathway for this program is available in the School of Nursing.
The curriculum for this program is subject to modification as deemed necessary by the nursing faculty to provide students with the most meaningful educational experience and to remain current with professional standards and guidelines.
Student Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the MSN program are prepared for higher level professional practice and leadership roles in a variety of healthcare settings, as well as advanced study at the doctoral level.
Specifically, graduates will be able to:
- Incorporate knowledge from the sciences and humanities for improvement of healthcare across diverse settings.
- Demonstrate leadership abilities encompassing ethical and critical decision-making that embraces a systems perspective.
- Apply appropriate measurement and analysis methods related to organizational quality and safety.
- Apply evidence-based findings to resolve practice problems, and serve as a catalyst for change.
- Use informatics and healthcare technology to integrate and coordinate care.
- Participate in policy development and advocacy strategies at the system level to influence health and healthcare.
- Collaborate effectively on interprofessional teams to improve health outcomes.
- Integrate principles of clinical and population health into care delivery and management.
- Deliver direct and/or indirect nursing practice interventions at the master’s level of practice.