Degrees and Certificates

Master of Science in Nursing, Administration of Nursing and Health Care Systems Concentration

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Why Choose the Administration of Nursing and Health Care Systems Concentration?

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 on 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.

Post-Master’s Training

We’re pleased to offer educational opportunities to post-master’s applicants. Please contact the College of Nursing and Health at (937) 775-3954 to speak with someone about post-master’s training.

 

Rankings

"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. 

 

Academics and Curriculum

View the Master of Science in Nursing program information and degree requirements in the University Catalog.

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.

Admission

Due Date: This program admits students on a rolling basis. There is no application deadline.

Program Start: Varied

Application to Wright State University's College of Nursing & Health is a two-step process.

1

Apply to the Wright State University Graduate School

Required Documents:

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
  • Meaningful clinical experience essay (2 pages maximum)
  • 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.

2

Apply to the College of Nursing & Health

Required Documents:

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.

Admission Requirements:

  1. Be a bachelor's prepared nurse, having earned a BSN in nursing from an accredited institution.
  2. 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.
  3. Hold an unencumbered nursing license.
  4. Provide evidence of no criminal record on file through a clear BCI/FBI background screen.
  5. International students
    • Must provide proof of English proficiency by achieving at least the minimum score in one of the following:
      • TOEFL IBT: 79
      • IELTS: 6.0
      • Pearson PTE: 57
      • LEAP: 4
    • Must have an unencumbered United States nursing license.

Program Outcomes

The MS graduate will:

  1. 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 
  2. 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
  3. Apply quality principles within an organization and articulate the methods, tools, performance measures, and standards related to quality
  4. Apply evidence-based outcomes 
within the practice setting, resolving practice problems, working as a change 
agent, and disseminating results  
  5. Use communication strategies and patient-care technologies to integrate, coordinate, deliver, and enhance care
  6. Examine the policy development process and advocacy strategies necessary to intervene at the 
system level to influence health and health care
  7. Use communication strategies necessary for interprofessional collaboration and consultation to manage and coordinate care
  8. 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
  9. 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

Contact Information

Concentration Contact

Deb Poling Ph.D., FNP-BC, CNE
Title: Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs
Email: deborah.poling@wright.edu
Phone: (937) 775-3808
Fax: (937) 775-4571

Stacey Callahan, B.A.
Title: Program Coordinator
Email: stacey.callahan@wright.edu
Phone: (937) 775-3954
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

College of Nursing and Health
Phone: 
(937) 775-3131
Fax: (937) 775-4571