UAH

Leadership in Health Care Systems (Online Program)

This program prepares nurses who will influence the future of health care through visionary nursing leadership. Competencies include communication, financial skills, information technology, leading and managing change, policy analysis, and empowerment for professional practice. Graduates are prepared to assume positions in education, administration, management, or specialty area roles in a variety of care delivery sites.

Curriculum

All classes are online except for two three-day experiences (NUR635 and NUR639). These two courses provide opportunities for students to develop peer and faculty relationships and make presentations. Preceptor clinical experiences are individually designed to meet the student's career goals.

FALL SEMESTER I

 NUR 630  Theoretical Foundations of Nursing in Health Care Systems  3 SH
 NUR 631  Leadership in Resource Management  3 SH
 NUR 635  Residency in Leadership I (3-day On Campus Experience)  1 SH
 NUR 636  Budgeting in Health Care Systems  3 SH
 Total  10 SH

SPRING SEMESTER

 NUR 602  Scholarly Inquiry for Advanced Practice  3 SH
 NUR 632  Economic & Policy Implications for Leaders in Health Care Systems  3 SH
 NUR 633

 Applied Leadership in Health Care Systems
 (126 Clinical Hours)

 6 SH
 Total  12 SH

SUMMER SEMESTER

 NUR 698/699  Plan I (thesis) or Plan II (non-thesis elective)  3 SH
 NUR 698/699  Plan I (thesis) or Plan II (non-thesis elective)  3 SH
 NUR 638  Health Care Informatics  3 SH
 Total  9 SH

FALL SEMESTER II

 NUR 634  Internship in Nursing Leadership
 (210 Clinical Hours)
 5 SH
 NUR 637  Case Management in Health Care Systems  2 SH
 NUR 639  Residency in Leadership II (3-day On Campus Experience)  1 SH
 Total  8 SH

ONLINE PROGRAM

Total coursework: 39 semester hours

Total clinical: 336 clinical hours