Master of Science (MS)

Online MS in Nursing Management and Quality Leadership

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Program Details:

  • Credit Hours: 30
  • Courses in Program: 12
  • Cost Per Credit: $700
  • Transfer Credits Accepted: Nine*
  • Estimated Completion Time: 18 months

*Credits must have been completed within the past five years

Equip yourself to lead nursing teams and initiatives that improve the quality and safety of patient care.

Equip yourself to lead nursing teams and initiatives that improve the quality and safety of patient care.

Prepare for a new chapter in your nursing career with D’Youville University’s online MS in Nursing Management and Quality Leadership. Our CCNE-accredited program offers working nurses like you the managerial knowledge and skills necessary to drive positive change that leads to better, safer, and more cost-effective patient care.

In as few as 18 months of flexible hybrid study, you’ll build your understanding of financial management, team leadership, policy development, and the use of data to inform decision-making. Over the course of your program, you will:

  • Develop your communication skills and advance your clinical knowledge
  • Analyze organizational processes and intervene to improve them
  • Manage, motivate, and support healthcare teams to provide superior care for patients
  • Assess quality of care and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Apply financial knowledge to manage budgets and perform audits
  • Expand your understanding of the U.S. and global healthcare systems and prepare for informed policy advocacy

As part of this program, you’ll complete 180 hours of precepted clinical experience so you can apply theory in the real-world.

This program features small classes led by clinically experienced nursing faculty who understand the challenges facing today’s healthcare leaders.

YOU WILL:

  • Be academically prepared to assure that inpatient, outpatient, and community settings consider safety in every decision.
  • Be uniquely qualified to understand the demands of a primary care environment and balance administrative and staff decisions while ensuring patients receive superior care.
  • Work in integrated primary care and organizational settings as an administrator, manager, or supervisors.
  • Pursue entrepreneurial venues that blend your healthcare experience with safety and leadership strategies.

Build your leadership skills with convenient, flexible hybrid learning that respects your busy schedule.

The Nursing Management and Quality Leadership program is presented in a format that combines 100% online coursework and a 180-hour practicum experience. For added convenience, you may be able to complete practicum experience where you currently work.

COURSES AND REQUIREMENTS

This program is for working, licensed nurses who have earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Applicants for the online MS program who meet all published admission criteria will be invited to discuss additional program requirements including on-campus immersion experiences and clinical placements prior to receiving final acceptance decisions.

COURSES

Courses

  • NUR-600 Theory Development in Nursing Research (3)
  • NUR-601 Research Methods in Nursing (3)
  • NUR-610 Project Seminar Design and Proposal (3)
  • NUR-613 Nursing Leadership and Communication (3)
  • NUR-614 Financial Management for Nurse Leaders (2)
  • NUR-615 Nurse Leadership Practicum (3)
  • NUR-621 Healthcare Quality and Safety (2)
  • NUR-626 Nursing Informatics (2)
  • NUR-629 Project Advisement: Implementation and Evaluation (1)
  • NUR-650 Nursing and Organizational Leadership (3)
  • NUR-651 Health Policy and Advocacy for Nurse Leaders (3)
  • NUR-652 Population Health and Outcomes (2)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the general requirements for graduate programs at D’Youville College, applicants for the Master of Science degree in Nursing Management and Quality Leadership must present the following:

  • Completion of a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a CCNE or NLNAC (ACEN) accredited program at a college or university in the US.
  • A curriculum vitae (CV)/ current resume documenting at least one year of practice as a registered nurse with a baccalaureate degree.
  • Official transcripts from all college/ universities attended.*
  • An overall G.P.A. of at least 3.00. Applicants whose overall G.P.A. was between 2.70–2.99 will be considered based on their professional experience and CV. Preferential admissions will be given to applicants with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher.
  • Active unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse in the state in which the student resides.
  • A current CPR certification with a psychomotor component.

*Non-U.S. students must submit a “course-by-course” evaluation (or equivalent) of all college and/or university transcripts through the World Education Services (WES) or other approved foreign transcript evaluation agencies.

Note: A student who meets the entry requirements and is currently or previously enrolled in a nurse practitioner program at another college or university must obtain a letter from their current school of nursing stating the student is in good standing, not on probation, and able to register for classes.

Students who were dismissed for any reason from a graduate nursing program will not be considered for admission.

TUITION AND FEES

Tuition and fees vary based on your program of study and whether you are considered a full- or part-time student. Financial aid is available for those who qualify and can be applied to full- and part-time status.
Entering the program with previous academic credit can help lower your cost. Below, you’ll find information about the potential cost of your program.

COST Total
Full Program Tuition $700 per credit hour $21,000
Full Program Fees $160 (full time)* $640
Full Program Total $21,640
*This program takes an estimated four semesters to complete, depending on transfer credits.

CAREER OUTCOMES

As a graduate of the MS in Nursing Management and Quality Leadership, you can prepare to lead in teams, departments, and facilities ranging from small long-term care facilities to large hospital systems. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities for medical and health services managers, including nursing managers, are projected to expand by 28% nationwide from 2021-2031, more than five times as fast as the overall job growth rate of 5%.[1]

[1] https://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/postsecondary-teachers.htm#tab-6

Medical and Health Services Managers

Medical and health services managers oversee the operation of healthcare teams, departments, and facilities. They are responsible for financial management, personnel management, and for improving the quality and safety of services provided by their department. In May 2021, the national median annual salary for medical and health services managers was $101,340.[1]

 

[1] https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm#tab-5

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