M.S.N. in Nursing Leadership
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The M.S.N. in Nursing Leadership program prepares nurses to be leaders in the fast-paced and continuously evolving field of healthcare. Learners develop inter-professional communication and management skills, utilizing evidence-based practice and diverse perspectives to impact organizational change and innovation in healthcare networks.

The program offers five specialized tracks:

Care coordination involves the management of personal, social, economic, and environmental factors that influence patient healthcare outcomes through an interpersonal approach. 

Global healthcare focuses on the ways diversity and culture influence healthcare, and how to utilize a global perspective when caring for patients.

Nursing informatics deals with a unique technology-focused nursing specialty and how to utilize informatics to drive change and improve outcomes in healthcare.

Nursing management focuses on working with healthcare administration and organizational leadership experts while learning to manage nursing units in healthcare organizations.

Simulation offers health sciences educators the opportunity to learn effective strategies for simulation facilitation, instruction, and leadership.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the Master of Science in Nursing and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs in the School of Nursing and Health Services are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.


Contact Information

Donna McDermott, PhD, RN, CHSE
Department Head, Nursing
412-397-6056 phone

Jessica Kamerer, EdD, MSN, RNC-NIC, CHSE
RN-BSN/MSN Program Director
412-397-3542 phone

Sample Courses:

These are some of the classes for students in this academic program:

Leadership and Communication
Healthcare Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
Organizational Change

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More than ever before, today’s complex healthcare environment needs skilled clinicians,  expert communicators, and good people. Our students are about more than a major.

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