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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. This M.S. degree in Administration of Nursing and Health Care Systems is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
The purpose of this Administration of Nursing and Health Care Systems concentration online program is to prepare nursing professionals to be effective, transformative, and innovative leaders and to assume career opportunities in executive or high-level administrative positions within healthcare organizations or system-wide enterprise.
The mission of this concentration is to build students up for their future career success through our program. Designed with an interdisciplinary approach, this Administration of Nursing and Health Care Systems concentration incorporates specialty topics in organizational theory and management, human resources, financial resources and management, healthcare informatics, communication, health policies, statistics and data analytics in healthcare and business, strategic leadership and planning, and quality improvement into the curriculum.
In this program, students will develop competencies essential to be effective leaders of the health care provision by learning knowledge and skills to integrate principles of business and scientific research, to critically analyze data, to think and act strategically, to utilize evidence-based practices, and to demonstrate advanced levels of decision-making. Students will be provided with opportunities for real-world, hands-on learning experience and networking. The administrative leadership clinical practicum will provide students chances to work with nurse leaders, nurse managers, or nurse executives in the student’s area of interest.
The concentration consists of 13 courses (total 39 credit hours): 3 core nursing courses, 2 supporting courses, 6 nursing administration concentration courses, and 2 elective courses.
Second Master’s Option
For those with a master's degree in nursing, a second master's option is available. The university requires 22 semester hours. A gap analysis will be done to determine the number of clinical hours and didactic courses that need to be completed.
"Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs," U.S. News & World Report, 2019
U.S. News & World Report ranked Wright State's online graduate nursing programs No. 126 among all graduate nursing programs. The nursing program has a high certfication pass rate, excellent clinical site placements, and an outstanding reputation in the region with strong community partnerships.
This fully online program has a rolling admission. Both full-time and part-time options are available. Please see a sample curriculum plan here. Individualized plans, including part-time, will be developed on admission by the director of the concentration.
This Administration of Nursing and Health Care Systems concentration admits students on a rolling basis. Completed applications that are submitted by the following priority deadlines will be considered first. The deadlines for priority admission consideration are:
March 1, July 1, and November 1
(International applicants, please see the international admissions deadlines on the university's international admission website here).
The admissions are based on cohort availability and may vary as openings occur.
Program Start: Varied
Application to Wright State University's College of Nursing & Health is a two-step process.
Apply to the Wright State University Graduate School
The documents listed below should be uploaded directly to your Graduate School online application. Please do not send these materials to the College of Nursing and Health.
- Graduate School application (online)
- Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
- Resume/curriculum vitae
- Statement of professional goals (250 words maximum)
- Provide name and email address of two references for letters of recommendation
- Current or most recent supervisor
- Faculty member from your nursing program, or previous employer
When the Graduate School application is complete, notification will automatically be sent to the College of Nursing and Health, and we will communicate our application requirements.
Apply to the College of Nursing & Health
- College of Nursing and Health application
- BCII and FBI background check results
The College of Nursing and Health will provide instructions on how to complete the above steps once we receive notification of the completed Graduate School application. All CoNH required documents should be sent directly to the CoNH.
- Be a bachelor's prepared nurse, having earned a BSN in nursing from an accredited institution.
- Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale from your baccalaureate degree and any subsequent graduate work.
- Hold an unencumbered nursing license. International applicants who have not obtained an RN license in the U.S. must provide proof of passing the CGFNS Qualifying Examination prior to applying. See the Ohio Board of Nursing website for more details. All students are required to hold an active, unencumbered Registered Nurse License in the U.S. prior to beginning clinical rotations.
- Provide evidence of no criminal record on file through a clear BCI/FBI background screen.
- Provide proof of English proficiency- (international students only): Detailed information may be found on the procedure and policies at the graduate school website (https://policy.wright.edu/policy/5070-international-students)
The MS graduate will:
- Examine scientific findings from nursing, biopsychosocial fields, genetics, public health, quality improvement, and organizational sciences for the continual improvement of nursing care across diverse settings
- Demonstrate leadership skills necessary for ethical and critical decision making, effective working relationships, and a systems-perspective to promote high quality and safe patient care
- Apply quality principles within an organization and articulate the methods, tools, performance measures, and standards related to quality
- Apply evidence-based outcomes within the practice setting, resolving practice problems, working as a change agent, and disseminating results
- Use communication strategies and patient-care technologies to integrate, coordinate, deliver, and enhance care
- Examine the policy development process and advocacy strategies necessary to intervene at the system level to influence health and health care
- Use communication strategies necessary for interprofessional collaboration and consultation to manage and coordinate care
- Integrate broad, organizational, client-centered, and culturally appropriate concepts in the planning, delivery, management, and evaluation of evidence-based clinical prevention and population care and services to individuals, families, and aggregates/identified populations
- Demonstrate advanced level of understanding of nursing and relevant sciences as well as the ability to integrate this knowledge into practice including both direct and indirect care components that influence health care outcomes for individuals, populations, or systems
Yi-Hui Lee, Ph.D., MBA, MS, NEA-BC, NE-BC, RN
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College of Nursing and Health