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Administrative Management

The administrative manager is a nurse prepared through graduate education to lead and manage nursing care departments and service lines across the continuum of care. This nurse professional manages the business of nursing practice through financial management, human resource management, performance improvement, critical thinking skills, use of technology, strategic management and clinical practice knowledge. The administrative manager is skilled in the art of leading people through organizational leadership skills, relationship management, interprofessional collaboration and promotes cultural diversity, social justice and shared decision making. The administrative manager is an advocate for the profession and demonstrates a commitment to learning and development through personal and professional accountability for his/her leadership and management practice. Graduates from the Administrative Management major are eligible for certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Nurse Executive for the credential, NE-BC.


Administrative Management Outcomes

  1. Utilize organizational theories at the microsystem, meso-system, and macro-system levels to lead change to assure quality and safety in patient care and in the work environments. (MSN Program Outcome 1)
  2. Participate in systems review to critically evaluate and anticipate risks to patient/client safety to improve quality of
  3. Synthesizes and utilizes performance improvement information (quality, patient and staff safety, and regulatory) to continuously improve patient care and the work environment. (MSN Program Outcome 3)
  4. Apply research-based information to design, implement and evaluate strategic and operational plans, including program and
  5. Use information systems and technology to improve health care outcomes and patient care operations. (MSN Program Outcome 5)
  6. Effect change through advocacy for the profession, inter-professional care team and the patient/client. (MSN Program Outcome 6)
  7. Demonstrates critical thinking, problem solving, and theories of organizational behavior in planning, organizing, and leading nursing and inter-professional teams. (MSN Program Outcome 1, 7)
  8. Lead the patient care staff in a designated department or service line to assure quality, safety, efficiency, effectiveness, timeliness of nursing care, and patient centered care. (MSN Program Outcome 7)
  9. Participate in identifying clinical and cost outcomes that improve safety, effectiveness, timeliness, efficiency, quality, and the degree to which they are patient/client centered. (MSN Program Outcome 8, 9)
  10. Demonstrate financial management acumen through the development of departmental expense and capital budgets, variance analyses, revenue and expense forecasting, and interpret financial information. (MSN Program Outcome 8, 9)
  11. Apply human resource management frameworks and skills to assure effective recruitment, retention, orientation and professional development of patient care staff. (MSN Program Outcome 8, 9)

Admissions Information:

MSN Flyer: Master of Science in Nursing
PhD Flyer: Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing


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