Administration of Nursing and Health Care Systems

Description

Wright State University-Miami Valley College of Nursing and Health recognizes the dynamic changes in health care and offers a comprehensive concentration for the Administration of Nursing and Health Care Systems.

The purpose of the concentration is to prepare individuals for nurse executive or administrative positions in a variety of health care settings.  Benefits of the Master of Science in Nursing degree include allowing graduates to demonstrate sound decision-making based upon organizational, economic, leadership and nursing theories.  The concentration consists of 13 credit hours of core nursing courses with an additional 21 credit hours of nursing administration courses. 

Admission

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply to this graduate nursing concentration, applicants must meet the following criteria:

1

Be a bachelor prepared nurse, having earned a BSN in nursing with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for your baccalaureate degree and any subsequent graduate work

2

Be a Registered Nurse with an unencumbered license, having a minimum of two years experience

3

Apply to Wright State Graduate School.

The application to the Graduate School must contain:

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Professional statement (no more than 250 words)
4

Submit an Application for the Administration of Nursing and Health Care Systems concentration

The application to the College of Nursing and Health must contain:

  • Resume
  • An essay about a meaningful clinical situation which helped you clarify your goals and desire to become a nurse administrator
  • Two recommendation letters from your current or most recent supervisor or a faculty member of your BSN program or a previous employer
5

Provide evidence of no criminal history record on file from both a Federal Bureau of Investigation and an Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (or applicable state) for background check. Please be aware that background checks may take up to 30 days to process.  It is in your benefit to complete the background check one month prior to the College of Nursing and Health application deadline. Background checks can be done in the Educational Resource Center at 116 Allyn Hall. The results must be sent to Sue Bevan, College of Nursing and Health, 160 UH, Wright State University, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435.

Admission is based on a rolling deadline.

Keep in mind that it takes 2-6 weeks to process an application in the Graduate School. Once all your application materials have been received, you will be contacted to interview with the Director of the Administration of Nursing and Health Care Systems concentration.

Download the Graduate Financial Aid Application

Curriculum

All students are required to complete a graduate level statistics course prior to NUR 7005: Nursing Research and Evidence for Practice course. This concentration has a rolling admission with no specific deadline. Please see sample full-time pattern below.  Individualized plans, including part-time, will be developed on admission by the associate director of the concentration.

If desired, an online option for this concentration is available.

Year 1

Summer
  • NUR 7002 Information Technology in Health Care - 2 credit hours
  • NUR 7004 Theoretical Foundations for Nursing Practice - 3 credit hours
Fall Semester
  • NUR 7001 Role Development and Leadership - 2 credit hours
  • EDL 7510 Statistics and Research - 3 credit hours
Spring Semester
  • NUR 7003 Health Policy, Politics and Issues - 2 credit hours
  • NUR 7304 Financial Resource Management in Nursing Administration - 5 credit hours

Year 2

Summer
  • NUR 7005 Nursing Research and Evidence for Practice - 4 credit hours
Fall Semester
  • NUR 7301 Strategic Planning for Nursing and Health Care Systems - 5 credit hours
  • NUR 7305 Organizational Theory and Health Care Decision Making - 3 credit hours
Spring Semester
  • NUR 7302 Human Resource Management in Nursing Administration - 3 credit hours
  • NUR 7313 Nursing Administrative Practice - 5 credit hours

Course Descriptions

NUR 7001

Course Title: Role Development and Leadership
Credit Hours: 2 credit hours
Catalog Description: This course focuses on understanding and synthesizing concepts and theories that will facilitate professional role development and leadership in advanced nursing roles.

NUR 7002

Course Title: Information Technology in Health Care
Credit Hours: 2 credit hours
Catalog Description: This course focuses on the theoretical basis of nursing and health care informatics. The model of data, information and knowledge is used to explore the basis of nursing informatics within health care. Strategies are examined for dissemination, access, retrieval and evaluation of information for professionals and consumers of health care.

NUR 7003

Course Title: Health Policy, Politics and Issues
Credit Hours: 2 credit hours
Catalog Description: Critical analysis of public policies and issues affecting nursing and health care delivery. Encompasses economic, political, social, technological, ethical and legal influences on consumers and health care providers from a global perspective.

NUR 7004

Course Title: Theoretical Foundations for Nursing Practice
Credit Hours: 3 credit hours
Catalog Description: Analysis of nursing and other selected concepts, models, and theories as related to nursing practice, administration, and education in development and application of nursing science.

NUR 7005

Course Title: Nursing Research and Evidence for Practice
Credit Hours: 4 credit hours
Catalog Description: Critical analysis of the components, methodology, and state of the art of research for nursing to plan change for best practice.

NUR 7301

Course Title: Strategic Planning for Nursing and Health Care Systems
Credit Hours: 5 credit hours; lecture and 168 clinical hours
Catalog Description: This course focuses on the managerial function of planning and developing leadership skills.  The strategic planning process uses a systems framework to create a long term focus for nursing and health care systems. 

NUR 7302

Course Title: Human Resource Management in Nursing Administration
Credit Hours: 3 credit hours
Catalog Description: Analysis of human resource management in health care organizations. Specific application is made to the nurse administrator role.

NUR 7304

Course Title: Financial Resource Management in Nursing Administration
Credit Hours: 5 credit hours; lecture and 168 clinical hours
Catalog Description: Fiscal management concepts for nurse administrators. Content focuses on financial reporting function, resource allocation, managerial issues related to finance, financial planning and control in nursing administration.

NUR 7305

Course Title: Organizational Theory and Health Care Decision Making
Credit Hours: 3 credit hours
Catalog Description: Evaluation of the concepts, models, and theories of health care organizations. Analysis of quantitative and qualitative decision making models in health care systems. Continuous quality improvement strategies are analyzed in terms of patient safety and staff outcomes. Introduction to database management for administrative decision making

NUR 7313

Course Title: Nurse Administrative Practice
Credit Hours: 5 credit hours; 168 clinical hours
Catalog Description: Supervised practicum experience a health care system.

Contact Information

Concentration Contact:

Marie Bashaw, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Title: Director, Administration of Nursing & Health Care Systems
Email: Marie.bashaw@wright.edu
Phone: (937) 775-2599
Fax: (937) 775-4571

General Contact Information:

Wright State University
3640 Col. Glenn Highway
Graduate School
344 Student Union
Dayton, OH  45435
(937) 775-2976

Sue Bevan
Title: Administrative Specialist
Email: sueanne.artz@wright.edu
Phone: (937) 775-3577
Fax: (937) 775-4571

Financial Aid Nursing

Email:  nursing_graduate_programs@wright.edu